WIN DUKE Banjouke| 13 July, 2016
The DUKE Banjouke is a unique acoustic/electric banjo ukulele. Weighing in at just 820g (1lb 13oz) and fitted with the finest components (a Schatten Design precision pickup, tenor fretboard, 4:1 planetary geared tuning pegs), it’s comfortable (it’s got its own armrest), versatile (you can adjust the 8″ drumhead) and a joy to play. Oh, and it comes with a colourful gig bag and shoulder strap.
We’re very excited to be able to offer a DUKE Banjouke to one of our readers. We feel this instrument could be a real delight for banjo, ukulele or guitarists players wanting something a bit different, for anyone wanting to learn an instrument (as it’s so light and versatile) and especially for Latin musicians wanting a change. We feel this could be a really interesting instrument for charango and cavaquinho players, and would sound great in choro or musica criolla ensembles, to give just a couple of examples.
The DUKE Banjouke is designed and built in New Zealand from high quality components sourced in US, Canada, China, New Zealand and Italy. Its unique, one-piece, headstock-to-tail spine construction also guarantees that every DUKE arrives in exact alignment, and stays that way forever! Deliveries for the Banjouke will begin in November, and you are available to pre-order it, costing just US$297 including delivery charges, from dukeuke.com.
Watch the DUKE Banjouke in action:
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