Category Archives: Ukulele

another picture of the Custom Silver Spoon Slide @ Island Guitar & Ukulele Music Lesson Studio in Key West

Custom Silver Spoon Slide @ Island Guitar & Ukulele Music Lesson Studio in Key West
Custom Silver Spoon Slide @ Island Guitar & Ukulele Music Lesson Studio in Key West

Wayne Sorbelli here at my Island Guitar & Ukulele store in Key West where today when I opened the mail, I got a lovely gift from an online friend on a slide guitar forum I’m a member of!!  It’s an old silver spoon made into a guitar slide (or in my case, a guitar and ukulele slide since I enjoy playing slide on both instruments!)

It can be bent to fit any finger which I think is soooo cool and very practical.  Also the maker took their time to glue a piece of leather inside as to add comfort as well as grip while sliding!!

I’m learning how to slide with it now – it’s taking a little getting use to but I’m quickly getting the hand for it  –  I’ll post a video as soon as I get the unique technique down!!

I LOVE MUSIC!

I’ve owned and operated Wayne’s World Music since 1996.
My Music World includes:

Wayne’s World Dallas 570-674-1994
2611 Memorial HWY
Dallas, Pa
18612

&

Island Guitar aka Bone Island Music Key West 305-414-8056
1109 Key Plaza
Key West, Florida
33040

YOUTUBE VIDEOS: www.youtube.com/user/thehallowayneband/videos

GOOGLE PROFILE: plus.google.com/u/0/108378830681606100831/videos

EMAIL:
www.Wayne@islandGuitar.com

my  BLOG WEBSITE:
www.islandGuitar.com

Custom Silver Spoon Slide @ Island Guitar & Ukulele Music Lesson Studio in Key West

Custom Silver Spoon @ Island Guitar & Ukulele Music Lesson Studio Key West
Custom Silver Spoon @ Island Guitar & Ukulele Music Lesson Studio Key West

 

Wayne Sorbelli here at my Island Guitar & Ukulele store in Key West where today when I opened the mail, I got a lovely gift from an online friend on a slide guitar forum i’m a member of!!  It’s an old silver spoon made into a guitar slide. (or in my case, a guitar and ukulele slide!)

It can be bent to fit any finger which I think is soooo cool and very practical.  Also the maker took their time to glue a piece of leather inside as to add comfort as well as grip while sliding!!

UkeOut Party & Ukulele Jam Night @ Green Parrot Key West Wednesday March 4th 2015

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Next UkeOut Ukulele Party & Open Mic Jam Night in the Florida Keys is at Green Parrot Bar in Key West, Wednesday March 4th, 2015 8pm-11pm
UkeOut (ukulele open mic jam) is one island tradition that has helped make Key West the Ukulele Capital of North America.
UkeOut Key West & Florida Keys Ukulele Jam Nights
UkeOut PAGE is the Island Guitar page to support our local (OR visiting) Ukulele players.  It’s a resource not only for upcoming ukulele & uke lifestyle related events, but also serves as a resource for answering common ukulele questions on tuning, size differences etc.  enter questions for FREE @ http://www.ukeout.com
Please click here for our UkeOut Category http://islandguitar.com/category/ukeout/ 
or click link under CATEGORY section of this site
Have a GREAT time exploring this site – Peace 🙂    Just use the search bar on top or side of this page to ask or search for anything ukulele, guitar, music, etc related!!  Search for information, photos and dates on UkeOuts, Concerts, Lessons, ANYTHING MUSIC !!
PLAY UKE & BE HAPPY !!!!!!!!!!!!

Pink Floyd solo on ukulele with beer bottle slide. Wayne Sorbelli @ Island Guitar & Ukulele shop Key West

Pink Floyd solo on my ukulele with a home made beer bottle slide that my dad just made me last night as a gift!

I’m here at my Island Guitar & Ukulele shop on the beautiful island of Key West.

I consider the SLIDE & mainly the glass slide my main instrument. I don’t care what it’s on, guitar, bass, acoustic, electric, ukulele etc. I PLAY SLIDE!  

All slides sound different, not better or worse, but different and they all certainly FEEL and handle much differently once laid upon the strings.  Brass is heavy and offers more resistance therefore it’s easier to accurately stop and not blow by a target note, where glass is lighter and slippery feeling and offers more control over the fine overtones, but it takes more effort to control it – I can write volumes on differences in slide material  – but i guess we will save that for another post)

“You can try to play the blues, or just give in and let the blues play you!  That’s IT!  It’s THAT little struggle, THAT split second tension right there between me and my guitar and those unconscious note choices that are happening when the notes start to play me, to me,  THAT IS THE BLUES”  – Wayne Sorbelli

Check out my blog/website
www.islandGuitar.com

dedicated ukulele page   http://www.UkeOut.com

MSG    EMAIL or  CALL

305-414-8056 in Key West

I consider the SLIDE, Glass, Chrome, Brass, Ceramic, Bone, etc to be my main instrument. Here is Ukulele Slide Blues

I’m using my instrument  for healing – I consider the SLIDE & mainly the glass slide my main instrument. I don’t care what it’s on, guitar, bass, acoustic, electric, ukulele etc. I PLAY SLIDE!  When you put the slide on the strings to me, gives me a voice and I can feel the vibrations literally of what I’m trying to say –  and I think the frequencies tell a story far deeper than I could ever say merely with words – when you hear and listen you either get it, or you don’t at any one moment.

 I know some can feel what  I’m saying as I pour some serious blues crying and screaming out of this little ukulele lol

I recorded this at my music store in Key West jamming some blues in Am using my glass slide finger and Luna Cedar Top Ukulele.

I’m in standard soprano ukulele tuning GCEA.

I didn’t change anything about the uke, it’s a regular setup on an off the shelf Luna Cedar Top ukulele with nylon strings.

I’m sliding with my pinky 4th finger wearing a glass slide Dunlop 212. (although it’s worth mentioning that any slide will do the job, but all sound different, not better or worse, but different and they all certainly FEEL and handle much differently once laid upon the strings.  Brass is heavy and offers more resistance therefore it’s easier to accurately stop and not blow by a target note, where glass is lighter and slippery feeling and offers more control over the fine overtones, but it takes more effort to control it – I can write volumes on differences in slide material  – but i guess we will save that for another post)

“You can try to play the blues, or just give in and let the blues play you!  That’s IT!  It’s THAT little struggle, THAT split second tension right there between me and my guitar and those unconscious note choices that are happening when the notes start to play me, to me,  THAT IS THE BLUES”  – Wayne Sorbelli

Check out my blog/website
www.islandGuitar.com

dedicated ukulele page   http://www.UkeOut.com

MSG    EMAIL or  CALL

305-414-8056 in Key West

570-674-1995 in Dallas

Valentine’s Day SALE begins today @ both Island Guitar’s locations (Sunny Key West FL & Snowy Dallas, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, PA)

Island Guitar & Ukulele Music Store in Key West & Dallas celebrates Valentine's Day Sales
Island Guitar & Ukulele Music Store in Key West & Dallas, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton NEPA  celebrates Valentine’s Day Sales
Valentine’s Day SALE begins today @ both Island Guitar’s locations (Sunny Key West FL with the Bone Island Music Crew & Snowy Dallas, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, NEPA with the Wayne’s World Music Crew)
Get your Music Loving Special Someone, something special this Valentine’s Day – Give the Gift of Music!!  Guitars, Ukuleles, Microphones, Amplifiers, Lesson and Repair Gift Certificates Etc –
EVERYTHING MUSIC !!!!!   Show some LOVE !!!!!
SALE SALE SALE     
    
Print this post for 15% OFF   Guitars, Basses, Ukuleles, Banjos, Drums, Pa Systems, Power Amps & Mixers, Cymbals, Stands, Straps, Picks, Strings etc  
      
SALE   SALE    SALE    SALE
Happy upcoming Valentine’s Day 2015 from Wayne and Jamie Sorbelli and both Island Guitar brick and mortar music stores with the Bone Island Music Crew in Key West & the Wayne’s World Music Crew in Dallas, W-B, Scranton NEPA!!!        
I LOVE MUSIC!

I’ve owned and operated Wayne’s World Music since 1996.
My Music World includes:

Wayne’s World Dallas 570-674-1994
2611 Memorial HWY
Dallas, Pa
18612

&

Island Guitar aka Bone Island Music Key West 305-414-8056
1109 Key Plaza
Key West, Florida
33040

YOUTUBE VIDEOS: www.youtube.com/user/thehallowayneband/videos

GOOGLE PROFILE: plus.google.com/u/0/108378830681606100831/videos

EMAIL:
www.Wayne@islandGuitar.com

my  BLOG WEBSITE:
www.islandGuitar.com

Luna Ukulele, Guitar or Cigar Box Guitar (CBG) Battery Powered or AC plug Amplifier Sale @ Island Guitar Key West & Dallas Pa

Battery Powered Portable Ukulele 0r Guitar Amp SALE @ Island Guitar Store Key West
Battery Powered Portable Ukulele 0r Guitar Amp SALE @ Island Guitar Store Key West

SALE    $59.99     SALE    $59.99    S ALE    $59.99   SALE   $59.99

SALE        $59.99      SALE

This sale ends 2-25-2015  or while supplies last

We   SHIP       WE SHIP    We SHIP

Take your show on the road in style with Luna’s vintage suitcase – look ukulele amp! Vintage tolex and a leather handle are authentic touches, crowned by vintage Island travel stickers that you can place yourself.

Guitar strap holders allow you to strap on the amp, plug in your uke and play untethered and unleashed! The amp opens for easy battery changes,storage of the included AC adapter, and even has a compartment with velcro lid to house your keys, cell phone, wallet or a small snack!

But wait!…there’s more! after your performance, a simple 1/4″ to 1/8″ adapter on your phone or ipod cord will allow you to plug in for mood music or an instant “party in a box”! (Jack adapter not included.)

  • SKU: UK SA 5
  • 5 watt portable amp with
  • 9 volt battery and AC adapter included
  • 1/4″ input
  • 1/4″ headphone out
  • Volume & tone control
  • Vintage tweed tolex
  • Vintage hawaiian stickers
  • Leather handle
  • Strap buttons
  • Inside storage   

youtube channel: www.youtube.com/user/thehallowayneband/videos
profile google: plus.google.com/u/0/108378830681606100831/videos

I LOVE MUSIC!

I’ve owned and operated Wayne’s World Music since 1996.
My Music World includes:

Wayne’s World Dallas 570-674-1994
2611 Memorial HWY
Dallas, Pa
18612

&

Island Guitar aka Bone Island Music Key West 305-414-8056
1109 Key Plaza
Key West, Florida
33040

email
www.Wayne@islandGuitar.com

my blog
www.islandGuitar.com

Ukuleles ALL SIZES, SOPRANO, CONCERT, TENOR, BARITONE, Uke BASS, & 8-STRING Sale Rental & Lesson gift certificate packs @ Island Guitar Music Store in Key West

Luna Honu (Turtle) ukulele @ Island Guitar Shop Key West
Luna Honu (Turtle) ukulele @ Island Guitar Shop Key West

Key West Turtle Ukulele SALE Key West & Dallas

This is a Luna “Hono UKE” or Turtle Soprano Ukulele. Island Guitar Key West and Dallas both have them in stock again (sorry to those who tried to order last week – but we can’t keep these solid mahogany turtle ukes from flying off the shelves)

Luna’s HONU Soprano Ukulele takes its design from traditional Hawaiian body ornamentation. The designs were monochromatic, tattooed in black against brown skin. The patterns and layout were strongly geometric and there were many shapes and symbols which represented the natural island world:stones, waves, fish, sharks, turtles, rain, sun, birds. This design is based on a Hawaiian turtle (honu), a symbol of longevity and endurance rendered in a Polynesian tattoo style. The fret markers are stylized sharks teeth.

UKE HONU

Play Uke – Be Happy!

Oh, and did I mention they come with the FREE soft Gig Bag and are on Sale!!

Luna Honu Uke Ukulele SALE Key West & Dallas

I LOVE MUSIC!
I’ve owned and operated Wayne’s World Music since 1996.  
My Music World includes:
Wayne’s World Dallas 570-674-1994 
2611 Memorial HWY
Dallas, Pa
18612
&
Island Guitar aka Bone Island Music Key West 305-414-8056
1109 Key Plaza
Key West, Florida
33040
email
www.Wayne@islandGuitar.com
my blog
www.islandGuitar.com

 

Cigar Box Guitars (CBG’s) handmade in Key West, USA are FOR SALE at Island Guitar Store Key West’s Music GIFT Shop

 

Cigar Box Guitars (CBG’s) USA FOR SALE @ Island Guitar Store Key West’s Music GIFT Shop
Cigar Box Guitars (CBG’s) USA FOR SALE @ Island Guitar Store.  Key West’s BEST Music GIFT Shop

Cigar Box Guitars (CBG’s), handmade right here in Key West, Florida, USA, are now on display, for sale, and demo at Island Guitar’s Key West location, right here in the Key Plaza Kmart / Publix Sopping Center in between The UPS Store and ATT&T Cell Phone Store.

Everybody seems to LOVE these unique musical creations, one, two, three, four, and YES even 6 string models available!! These “guitars” are set up LOW for regular play, HIGH for slide playing, or “down-the-middle” – being set good for BOTH slide and regular play NICE RIGHT !!

Ukulele Tunings & Uke Size Chart with explanation: Soprano Concert Tenor Baritone & Bass Ukes

Ukulele Size & Tuning Chart for Soprano, Concert, Tenor, Baritone, Bass & 8 string Ukes
Ukulele Size & Tuning Chart for Soprano, Concert, Tenor, Baritone, & Bass Ukes

Ukulele Size Chart – Length, Scale & Body Shape

* The above pictured dimensions were taken from Luna brand ukuleles and can be used as a general rule for identifying purposes, with each brand varying slightly in measurement, but following the same order.

There are four main types of ukuleles: Soprano – Concert (or Alto) – Tenor – Baritone

Soprano: Tuning: GCEA, ADF#B

Concert (or Alto): Tuning: GCEA (re-entrant), GCEA (linear (tune G down an entire Octave))

Tenor: Tuning: GCEA (re-entrant), GCEA (linear) using Low 4th G string, or DGBE (like Baritone)

Baritone: Tuning: DGBE (1st four strings of a guitar) 

Bass is as a regular Bass guitar would be tuned: low to high (4th-1st)  EADG

**remember that the 1st string of any guitar or UKULELE is the one furthest from your face while playing      ** (the smallest/thinnest  string on a GUITAR is the first, and furthest away from your face while playing it)

UkeOut PAGE is the Island Guitar page to support our local (OR visiting) Ukulele players.

We have EVERYTHING you need to jam out or “UKEOUT” as it’s dubbed!Ukuleles, cases, ukulele display wall hangers and stands, straps, strings, tuners, learning books cd’s and DVD’s, cleaning kits, and a ton of COOL ukulele lover GIFT items, T-Shirts and fun accessories!!

Have a GREAT time exploring this site – Peace :)    Just use the search bar on top or side of this page to ask or search for anything ukulele, guitar, music, etc related!!  Search for information, photos and dates on UkeOuts, Concerts, Lessons, ANYTHING MUSIC !!

Play Ukulele,,,Be Happy

my youtube channel: www.youtube.com/user/thehallowayneband/videos
profile google: plus.google.com/u/0/108378830681606100831/videos

I LOVE MUSIC!
I’ve owned and operated Wayne’s World Music since 1996.  
My Music World includes:
Wayne’s World Dallas 570-674-1994 
2611 Memorial HWY
Dallas, Pa
18612
&
Island Guitar aka Bone Island Music Key West 305-414-8056
1109 Key Plaza
Key West, Florida
33040
email
www.Wayne@islandGuitar.com
my blog
www.islandGuitar.com

example is a standard tuned concert ukulele with a glass slide