Three DUKE10 Banjoleles In One Order!

Sally, Ann and Dave with their DUKE10 banjoleles from Northland, New Zealand

Sally, Ann and Dave with their DUKE10 Banjo Ukuleles in Northland, New Zealand

My brother Dave and me have been very interested in all things musical from an early age. Our parents gave Dave a ukulele when he was 13 and he later played guitar and drums, which he has done now for many years.

My husband and I took up ukulele about 4 years ago and Dave has turned full circle and now concentrates mainly on uke.  Between us all (three) we have 13 ukuleles and/or banjoleles, made up of sopranos, concerts, tenors, baritones, bass and banjoleles. We have a family group called "The UnKnownEntitieS".

When we set up a music studio at home and started teaching ukulele my friend Ann took it up. She liked the sound of a banjolele I had and borrowed it from me for about 8 months.  We looked online for a tenor sized banjolele with electric pickup, and since finding the DUKE10, she had her heart set on owning one!  Knowing Dave was also interested in an electric tenor banjo ukulele, I said to Ann that when she was ready to buy hers I would get one for Dave as well. So between making the initial enquiry for 2 of them and confirming the order, I decided I wasn't going to miss out, so we ended up ordering 3!

We are all delighted with our DUKE10's, and my husband, who has settled on playing baritone ukulele, is currently missing out until Duke Banjo Ukuleles bring out the baritone banjolele! :-)

Kindly sent in by Sally from Northland in New Zealand.

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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.