The Latest from Duke Banjo Ukuleles

  • DUKE10 Banjolele Unboxing with Bernadette

    We are so thrilled to show you this video just released today from Bernadette of "Bernadette Teaches Music". She unboxes our DUKE10 Banjolele and loves it! Find out what to expect when you...
  • Multiple Currencies Now Available

    We are excited to announce that you can now check the prices in five currencies in our online store. Watch the short video to see how to simply click on the country flag in the top right-hand corner of the site when you are on the product page (or at the checkout) and the price can be displayed in one these five currencies: USD | NZD | GBP | AUD | EUR.

  • Hard Case for a DUKE10

    As we are not (currently) offering a hard case as an option for the DUKE10 Banjo Ukulele, when a customer recently emailed us and said they had found a case that fitted their DUKE10 perfectly, we thought you might appreciate a link. It is actually a mandolin case but it fits, and that's the main thing!
  • Inspiration Strikes

    Without letting the cat out of the bag, inspiration struck on a recent trip to China. Check out this amazing Chinese instrument that was one of many adorning the walls in a huge and very impressive musical instrument store in Shanghai.
  • Production Update [Jamie In China]

    Hi everyone, its was very hard to get connected to certain western websites when I was in China, but here are a few photos of me (Jamie Houston) at the factory checking on the production of the DUKE10 banjolele. 
  • Who is Dennis Frere-Smith?

    Here is a photo of Dennis Frere-Smith, the lucky winner of our "Win 5 Gotta Have' Ukulele Books" competition in November 2018. In corresponding with him, we discovered that he is actually a professional musician and music teacher...
  • Jake, Jake and a DUKE10 Banjo Uke

    Celebrating one of our customers, a proud DUKE10 owner named Jake Goldstein from Massachusetts and his story about how he got Jake Shimabukuro's signature on his banjouke.
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    You can rest assured when shopping with us as we are now tested and certified to be safe by McAfee SECURE.
  • Take Yourself Back to the Good Old Days

    Just imagine sitting on the porch in your rocking chair strumming a tune and singing your heart out on your new DUKE10 Banjo Ukulele!
  • You Are Invited To Support SGUB

    Duke Banjo Ukuleles proudly support this project, which is bringing restoration and hope to survivors of human trafficking through the healing power of music and love.
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A close 5

I love this Duke 10 Banjo - Ukulele....the set up is great and it plays very well. The tenor neck gives more room for my fingers. The only limitation is my ability, I have not played a Banjo Ukulele before but I can see the possibilities. We are part of a ukulele group 'Rukes' consisting of a Uke-bass, Duke 10 and about 10 Ukes, we play and sing anything - folk, country, Church, and popular songs of the last 60 years. I have started using the Duke 10 as a lead instrument picking out the tune, mostly within the strum, using a soft flat pick. The greater volume enables me to be heard above the other ukuleles. I am still developing this technique but am very pleased with the way it is going.

Hi Pat - thanks so much for your 5 Star Review! We appreciate that it was carefully considered, and thanks for the pic! All the best, Jamie Houston - Owner.
Christmas Duke arives in time

Big thanks to Jamie at Duke Banjo Ukuleles,
My wife, who obviously got the big hint for my Christmas gift ordered the Duke 10 and was advised that they only stood a slim chance of getting it to me in time but would pull out all stops to get it delivered to Perth Western Australia. And they did, it arrived on the 24th December whilst I was out but was received by my wife and whisked away before I had chance to notice. A wonderful surprise that was backed up with supper service from Jamie who did his utmost to get it to delivered. I already have 3 other Banjoleles but the Duke 10 is so beautifully set up its an absolute pleasure to play. If I could give it a 10 star rating I would, its wonderful instrument. Thanks again Jamie and by the way, the bag turned up a week or so later as promised.

Ian Dixon

Hi, I'm so thrilled your DUKE10 arrived in time! And even better, that Eva was able to keep it a secret Thanks for your wonderful review. Enjoy your new'baby'. Jamie - owner.
Duke 10

Very nice products solid piece. Arm rest is a nice feature you don't find on other banjoleles, has a good action on it and setup was pretty easy

Thanks Ryan - really glad you like your DUKE10 - thanks for the 5 Star Review. Jamie Houston - Owner
DUKE10 Tenor Banjo Ukulele

I'm having a pretty good time with the Duke 10. Tightening the head helped to give the upper register some better clarity, but I'm still fiddling around looking for more. The arm rest was loose on arrival. Ended up adding a locking nut on top of the rim nut. That should be a permanent fix.
Workmanship is otherwise very good. I've never played a banjo uke before so I can't compare it to any others, but I'm happy with the instrument and look forward to making music with it.

Thanks for your review Ron, much appreciated. As we have previously discussed via email, the armrest coming loose was unfortunate, and we have addressed the issue to ensure to doesn't happen again. And glad you have had some fun playing around with the head tension :-) Jamie - Owner
The DUKE10 - A Good Banjo Uke!

This is a good banjo uke. Good sound. The neck and fretboard made it easy and smooth to play. One of the few banjoleles with an armrest. Has good volume but if thats not enough for you it come with a nice pickup.