Are you thinking of buying a ukulele for the first time? You might notice that there are a lot of brands and uke types you can choose from. What makes it all the more difficult to choose is that all of them promote themselves as being the best. However, three types of uke stand out from the rest: the Pineapple, the 17 inch Kaka, and the ukulele inspired by Spongebob Squarepants. These ukes are extremely unique, and here we are going to talk about the things that make these ukes special:
17 inch Kaka ukulele:
The Kaka is famous not only for how great it sounds, but also because of its size. The Kaka comes in different sizes, ranging from 30 inches at most to 17 inches at the smallest. What is interesting about this small musical instrument is the volume of the sound that it makes. It can play as loud as its bigger counterparts. If you are looking for a musical instrument to give as a gift to someone, a Kaka ukulele is a great choice.
Who has not watched Spongebob Squarepants? Everyone’s favourite yellow sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea has been airing on television since the 1990s. It is one of the very few cartoon shows from that era that is still running today. With a giant fan base and a huge selection of fan art and paraphernalia, it was just about time that a ukulele that is inspired by Spongebob Squarepants became available. It also seems right that one would be produced, since the music at the end credits of the show features a uke.
A unique uke designed to pay homage to Spongebob might be what you are looking for if you happen to be one of the millions of fans of the show. Function-wise, the Spongebob Squarepants ukulele is just the same as any other ukulele. If you are a beginner and you are purchasing a uke for practice, then this uke can work just as fine as any other type of ukulele.
This is probably one of the best known uke types in the world. Interestingly, it was never the intention of the inventor of the pineapple uke to make it look like a pineapple when it was created back in the 1920s. Originally, it was created as a variation of the traditional uke design that has been the staple for a very long time.
The change was made to give variations in the quality of the sound that a ukulele makes. Samuel Kaialiilii, the inventor of this unique uke, had a friend who commented about the new design looking like a pineapple, and so the name eventually stuck. There were even times when these ukes were painted to look like real pineapples as well. What makes this a unique ukulele is not just the design, but the sound that it produces. The design of the uke gives it a fuller sound that is remarkably richer to the ears.