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Tailgate
04-09-2013, 09:06 AM
just for what it's worth.. this just came out. It was on the magazine stand at the local bookstore. 2nd issue (I must have missed the 1st) of this magazine. Put out by the Accoustic Guitar magazine folks. Apparently they see the market.

Lots of ads of beautiful ukes by the usual suspects. Haven't looked at the real content yet. Like their guitar mag, lyrics and music for a couple of songs to learn.

Stackabones
04-09-2013, 09:14 AM
Very interesting! What's the price?

Chris Tarman
04-09-2013, 09:39 AM
I picked that up last week. I also missed the first issue. I couldn't tell if it's available by subscription. I'm guessing it's just quarterly or so.

mds725
04-09-2013, 09:53 AM
The first issue came out attached to an issue of Acoustic Guitar, and the second issue is also available online, if you "register" with the website by providing an email address. http://ukuleleunlimited.com/2 The woman who wrote the feature on ukulele clubs attended one of our ukulele club (San Francisco Ukulele Rebellion) meetings and said that Acoustic Guitar was planning to launch "Ukulele" as a standalone publication. You can also access Issue 1 online. http://ukuleleunlimited.com/#archive

jangann
04-09-2013, 10:24 AM
I'm curious what people think of the folks they chose to do features on.

Tailgate
04-09-2013, 11:29 AM
$6.99 at Books A Million.

tangimango
04-09-2013, 12:09 PM
$6.99 at our local barnse and noble. good read,nice reviews, tech and alot of advertisment :)

Newportlocal
04-09-2013, 02:23 PM
The first issue came out attached to an issue of Acoustic Guitar, and the second issue is also available online, if you "register" with the website by providing an email address. http://ukuleleunlimited.com/2 The woman who wrote the feature on ukulele clubs attended one of our ukulele club (San Francisco Ukulele Rebellion) meetings and said that Acoustic Guitar was planning to launch "Ukulele" as a standalone publication. You can also access Issue 1 online. http://ukuleleunlimited.com/#archive

Thanks for the link on issue #1. Loved the uke pictures. First time I had seen those strumming tips on the IZ song too.

river_driver
04-09-2013, 02:30 PM
I subscribe to Acoustic Guitar so I saw the first issue of Ukulele when they pub'd it. I was underwhelmed...didn't seem like a uke magazine, rather a magazine trying to convince guitar players that ukulele is a legitimate instrument. And a lot of ads (I know, they have bills to pay too). I'll give it another chance...I really, REALLY hope it improves but I have my doubts; I think the quality of Acoustic Guitar has been slipping for a couple years so I have my doubts about the uke project. :(

rickkes
04-09-2013, 04:31 PM
"it's tuned the same as the top four strings of a guitar" said Scott Nygaard, see page 10 . . .

rickkes
04-09-2013, 04:35 PM
"you don’t even really need to learn any new chords. "

this from the editor of the mag. . .

bborzell
04-09-2013, 09:11 PM
You have to fill in your name snd email addtess to open issue 2, but all I get are error messages. They have a link to hit if you have problems, but its been several days and no reply and still no access. Time to move on.

hawaii 50
04-09-2013, 09:55 PM
The first issue came out attached to an issue of Acoustic Guitar, and the second issue is also available online, if you "register" with the website by providing an email address. http://ukuleleunlimited.com/2 The woman who wrote the feature on ukulele clubs attended one of our ukulele club (San Francisco Ukulele Rebellion) meetings and said that Acoustic Guitar was planning to launch "Ukulele" as a standalone publication. You can also access Issue 1 online. http://ukuleleunlimited.com/#archive




Yeah Mark I was hoping they would put out the magazine on the newsstands,I got the first one too and did see it online too..you know Rick is listed as a contributing editor

experimentjon
04-09-2013, 11:12 PM
Nice; first time hearing about this magazine. I just read the first issue. Nice to hear about Jake's gear. Guess he does use Pro Arte J71s.

I love looking at magazine ads. Found out about the LR Baggs Five-O Pickup which seems interesting. But I think I'd prefer a 9V battery to the flat cell battery. And I also thought it was interesting that there were a lot of ads from uke companies that I had never heard of but the Big 3 K brands didn't have ads in the magazine...probably because it is unnecessary for them to advertise through this particular channel. (But I guess Kamaka got a TON of free advertising in there thanks to their sponsorship of Jake.)

Ambient Doughnut
04-10-2013, 12:39 AM
"it's tuned the same as the top four strings of a guitar" said Scott Nygaard, see page 10 . .

"you donít even really need to learn any new chords. "

this from the editor of the mag. . .

Too be fair those aren't unreasonable things to say. Simplifications for sure but guitar chords do translate to ukulele. Just in a different key.

mikef
05-08-2013, 04:32 AM
Does anyone know if the printed version exists in the UK?

The free first edition that came with Acoustic Guitar was out in the UK but I've not seen issue 2 anywhere. I can read it online of course, but I'm still a sucker for a glossy mag on the sofa with a nice cup of tea. I can order it from the US but with shipping that's $23!

hoosierhiver
05-08-2013, 05:33 AM
"it's tuned the same as the top four strings of a guitar" said Scott Nygaard, see page 10 . . .

Sounds like they need an editor that actually plays ukulele.