March 2022 UPDATE from Jamie Houston, Owner.
Sadly, in October 2020 we sold the last DUKE10 Banjo Ukulele. Much time and effort has been put into trying to find a way to continue manufacturing the DUKE10, but due to continued issues around COVID-19 I am still unable to travel to China to do the quality control on a new batch of banjoleles.
I am sorry to those of you who came looking for a DUKE10, but for now everything is on hold, and we will have to see what the future holds.
Please CLICK the yellow button below to send us a message to Register Your Interest in a DUKE10 should we start making them again.
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
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.