The 3rd chapter in the DUKE10 adventure is officially here!
For all you patient souls out there, the moment you've been dreaming of has arrived - your exclusive shot at owning the iconic DUKE10 is finally here.
Manufacturing got underway in September 2023 and worldwide shipping is now underway and your DUKE10 will ship from our fulfilment warehouse in Shenzhen, China. Go here for more shipping info.
Here's what you can expect when you invest in a DUKE10
- A tone that is strident yet rich, bright yet warm, helped by the large 10" drum & head, and the Aquila Super Nylgut Tenor Ukulele Strings.
- Great playability with a nice low action, meaning the strings are close to the fingerboard, making them easier to push down to play chords.
- Carefully adjusted intonation, giving you an instrument that plays in tune with itself.
- A banjolele that is 'gig ready' with its rich and powerful twin passive transducer pickup system. Just plug in and you are ready to go big!
- Video support for getting the bridge setup correctly after you unbox your new 'baby'.
- Friendly and helpful personal customer care from owner Jamie Houston.
- And don't just take our word for it, see what our happy DUKE10 owners are saying on our Reviews Page (all independently collected).
A Warm Welcome from Jamie Houston - Owner
the duke10 banjolele - improved, evolved, unique & loved! (new product photos coming very soon)
The 'Story' from Duke Owner, Jamie Houston
It all started back in 2006, when I used to live 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 is also a 'kiwi' and 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, and purchased it in August 2018.