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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Is there really a ukulele shortage in Britain?

There's a nice piece in The Times today claiming that Britain is facing a shortage of ukuleles, with most supplies sold out until a ship arrives from China in June. They're blaming the craze on the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, although I suspect enthusiastic MT coverage is to blame. Of course, the story of a shortage is nonsense - eBay has blenty of ukes, from the classic £18.99 Pink Flying V - #270132175720 to a rather elegant Martin at £275 - #120129269037. (Picture shows Rev. Ken of the romantic-sounding

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