View Full Version : Any Ukulele News from Frankfurt Musikmesse?

04-06-2016, 08:35 PM
Musikmesse Frankfurt is starting today, Europe's biggest annual trade show for musical instruments. Any of you ukers going? Are there any exciting uke related news?

Here (http://musik.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/en/besucher/ausstellersuche.searchresult.html?q=ukulele&_charset_=UTF-8&start=0) is a link to the official homepage; a search for "Ukulele" brings up the usual suspects: Aquila, Risa and Koki'o, some tuners, cases and stands, some European dealers and some import brands.

04-08-2016, 07:17 AM
Ok, here are some news I found:

Rigk Sauer from Risa is going to produce a u-bass version of a classical upright double bass with arched body and traditional f-holes (article is in German, but check out the picture):


Martin is presenting their new colored OX Bamboo line:


Ortega is promoting their "Hands free percussion", which might be of interest to players of stringed instruments:


Any other ukulele related news...?