This is my Mele soprano ukulele, which I bought from the Duke of Uke in East London about two years ago.

Ukulele case with mele uke.

It sounds beautiful now.  Handmade from mahogany, sadly I couldn’t afford the koa one, it’s tone has matured nicely and I still think it’s an extremely handsome looking ukulele.  They’re quite strange to play at first, the fretboard’s wider than most ukes, but once you get used to it then it’s no problem.

Soprano uke

I have, however, managed to scratch the hell out of it where I should have put a scratch-plate.  Oh well, merely adds to the charm I think.