UPDATE from Jamie Houston, Owner, Duke Banjo Ukuleles
"Sadly, we are fast approaching the end of our stock of DUKE10 Banjoleles. Due to COVID-19 I am unable to travel to China to do the quality control on a new batch of instruments. To date I have been unsuccesful in finding a solution to my dilemma.
I am sorry to those of you who came looking for a DUKE10, but for now it looks like I will have to put everything on hold and see what the future holds."
When it's time to explore a new sound and delve into the world of banjo ukuleles, we invite you to check out the amazing DUKE10 Tenor Banjo Ukulele
Strums Like A Uke, Picks Like A Banjo.
The DUKE10 all started with ideas so simple we didn't know why anyone hadn't thought of them before. Keep scrolling to find out more.
Check out what the reviewers are saying
Ukulele personalities from around the world are loving the DUKE10. Watch the videos below to find out what they think.
A Warm Welcome from Jamie Houston - Owner
Happy DUKE10 Owners Sharing Their Happiness
I received the uke last night and couldn’t be more happy! It’s the fourth uke that I’ve bought and definitely my favorite, already. The uke arrived set up (nice low action) with the bridge already in place. It was nearly in tune right out of the box.These guys also did a great job in packing, it was a nice box within a box, with lots of extra padding. They really ensured that it arrived safely. You should feel really confident selling your instruments in the future.
Thanks again, and cheers from New York!
Finally have been able to play my Duke 10 after liberating it from the wrapping paper on Christmas eve. WOW! The sound is awesome...It's got a nice twang without being overly harsh. (although my wife did just close the door to my office, but i think that's volume!) Nice crisp clear notes when picking ...... Full bodied strums....... "Jockey Full of Bourbon" sounds great with a mild fandango strum. All in all you guys DONE GOOD!
Thank you again and Happy New Year you glorious ba#t#rd!
Mike G, Perth, WA, Australia
I was convinced by a friend of mine to purchase the Duke10 Banjolele. I already had a Concert Ukulele and I thought it would be nice to have another instrument to give a different sound. My word, it really gives a magic sound which suits so many of the old favorite tunes, a perfect alternative to just having a Ukulele. Do yourself a favor and get a Duke10 - it is a fabulous instrument for the price!
I like the Duke 10 very much....I had an original Duke, and a firefly, and a Deering concert banjo. I prefer the duke 10 over all of them...a good looking and sounding instrument.
As an alternative tuning, this makes a great Baritone banjolele, if you use the Fremont Black line Bari tuning for Tenor size with High D.
Audrey P, Everett, WA, USA
Love this banjo ukulele. I bought one a while back. It’s fun, light and easy to hold. And it’s loud!! It also comes with a pickup! Did I mention it’s loud?! Plugged it in once while playing with a group of older rockers, and it was even louder!! It even comes with a cool strap and gig bag. Gotta love it!
Stukulele - ukemullum.com
"What a great idea - usually you've got the bits from the drum sticking into your arm on a banjolele, but it's got an armrest - look at that! And light as a feather. For the price, seriously, you can't get much better than this, delivered to your door with no shipping costs. Duke 10 baby, go and order one!"
the duke10 banjolele - improved, evolved, unique & loved!
What People Say
Who Is Jamie Houston?
It all started back in 2006 in Byron Bay, Australia! Sitting around a BBQ at a mate’s place, when a guy pulled out a little coloured ukulele and started playing.
Well, that got me asking questions about how to play and how hard it was, and so on. Sound familiar? I know many of us got our start on ukulele in a similar way.
That humble beginning became a driving passion for me to share the love of making music on the ukulele (or in this case, the Banjo Ukulele!). I fell in love with the DUKE10 Banjo Uke in 2017, when I received 'Version 1' to check out by its creator Ed Ackman. A coincidence that he also lives right here in New Zealand!
I loved it so much that when Ed told me he wanted to sell the business, I jumped at the chance to make DUKE BANJO UKULELES my own.
Worldwide Impact - Making a Difference
Playing, singing or listening to music is such a wonderful thing. Many of us, me included, use it as a way to relieve stress and to add real joy into our lives and the lives of others.
Ukulele has become the instrument of choice for millions of us around the world. It has to be the happiest instrument on the planet! We're sure you will agree that it's almost impossible not to smile and laugh when you are playing.
By creating the DUKE10 Tenor Banjo Ukulele, DUKE BANJO UKULELES has a real stake in helping the world to become a better place.
Our vision is for every ukulele player in the world to add a DUKE Banjo Uke to their (usually growing) collection.
We are Proud to Support Survivor Girl Ukulele Band Project in India
And we ask you to UKE IT FORWARD® too.
This is a global invitation to bring healing and hope to survivors of human trafficking in India through your ukulele.
UKE IT FORWARD® for survivor girl ukulele band is the first annual world-wide campaign inviting all ukulele lovers, ukulele jams, ukulele orchestras, ukulele clubs, and ukulele superstars to hold an event to support survivor girl ukulele band project.
Click to find out more and to Join the Band!
Can You Help Us To Make A Real Difference In The World?
We are on a mission to gather as many inspiring 'Ukulele Stories' as we can. Why? Because we know that making music on a ukulele, or in our case the Banjolele, and spreading that love far and wide is one of the most powerful ways to make a real difference in our communities.
We like to think of DUKE Banjo Ukuleles as a company that spreads happiness, and believe that through our DUKE10 Banjolele we have a real stake in helping the world to become a better place.
Whatever level of player you are, we want to hear how the ukulele has changed your life! Send us your story here.