Jimi Hendrix and the ukulele

Tsaw

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Was just reading the Wikipedia entry about Jimi Hendrix and came accross this statement regarding his first guitar:

"This guitar replaced both the broomstick he had been strumming in imitation, and a ukulele which his father had found while cleaning a garage."

Awesome!!
Even Jimi Hendrix was a Uker!!
 

Brad Bordessa

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Yeah, I've heard it was an old Martin with one string.

Brian May from Queen plays (or did play) the ukulele. So did Johnny Winter. I think there was a thread about famous people who play 'ukulele if you do a search.
 

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Thanks Brad, I'll search the forum for that thread.
 

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I'm pretty sure I read somewhere Neil Young started on a baritone uke. And we all know George Harrison was as crazy, maybe more, than us.
 

Jim T.

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Was just reading the Wikipedia entry about Jimi Hendrix and came accross this statement regarding his first guitar:

"This guitar replaced both the broomstick he had been strumming in imitation, and a ukulele which his father had found while cleaning a garage."

Awesome!!
Even Jimi Hendrix was a Uker!!

In Leon Hendrix's new book on his brother Jimi, he provides a detailed account of where the ukulele came from and what Jimi did with it -- even though it only had one string.