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    Learn to Play 2014

    posted 15 Apr 2014 01:34 by Mark Pugh   [ updated 15 Apr 2014 01:40 ]

    We were happy to be a part of this year's Learn to Play Day at Forsyth Music Shop, Manchester on Saturday.
    Throughout the day, a steady stream of young, and not-so-young, enthusiastic beginners came to pick our brains about starting to play the ukulele.  The group workshop with Simon from Chorlton Ukulele Group had about 40 people learning the chords from "Get Lucky" - let's hope that gave everyone's uke playing career a good kick-start!

    iUke this Christmas

    posted 28 Oct 2013 04:06 by Mark Pugh

    There's no doubt that the iUke has been the most talked-about development in the ukulele market this year.
    We expect demand to be high in the run up to Christmas so do check your local store to see when their Christmas stock will be arriving.
    In the meantime, here's a festive scene to get you in the mood!

    QR-Code in Play Guitar Ukulele edition

    posted 12 Jun 2013 07:59 by Mark Pugh

    If you bought the brilliant ukulele special edition of Guitars Technique recently, you may have tried to link to our Facebook page by scanning the QR-code.
    For some reason, the printed version won't scan.
    If you've made the effort to look up this website, "Thank You" and here is the link to our Facebook page, where you'll find the most up to date news from Stones Music!

    Timber Tones Counter Top Display now available

    posted 25 Jun 2012 14:46 by Mark Pugh   [ updated 25 Jun 2012 15:04 ]

    Now you can view, drool over and buy the complete range of Timber Tones picks in one place!  The slope-top unit complements other pick displays and there's no mistaking the fact that this is where the premium picks live.
    Along the front edge you'll see the Timber Tones lettering etched into the panel.  If your local store doesn't have one of these, ask them why not!  (Go easy on them, though, these are only just available and getting one is probably on their to-do list!)

    RISA Ukuleles

    posted 10 Jun 2012 12:01 by Mark Pugh

    Great news for 2012 - we are now distributing RISA instruments.  Check out the recent piece in MI Pro here

    ProLog - the Ultimate Stompbox

    posted 28 Apr 2012 08:43 by Mark Pugh

    Our friends at LogJam launched the ProLog Stompbox in front of a select audience of press and friends in the Venusberg Bar, Frankfurt, at last month's MusikMesse.  The ProLog builds on the success of the Logarhythm, with the addition of an integral heel and toe board and an improved response and more comfortable use.  Check your Logarhythm stockist to find out when they'll be receiving their stock.

    Playing the uke never felt so good!

    posted 19 Mar 2012 15:20 by Mark Pugh   [ updated 19 Mar 2012 15:20 ]

    Great news for uke strummers!  In addition to the popular leather Jumping Cow picks, we're happy to introduce felt picks.  Check 'em out at your nearest Jumping Cow dealer but remember, if it doesn't say "Jumping Cow", it isn't a Jumping Cow!

    Soft natural wool felt and harder synthetic felt offer a variety of tones.  Not sure sure which one to buy?  Get one of each and try 'em! 

    Wolfelele hits the UK!!

    posted 25 Nov 2011 14:51 by Mark Pugh   [ updated 8 Jan 2012 05:29 ]

    Our first shipment of Wolfeleles arrived last month.

    The Wolfelele is a self-build ukulele kit, which is available to buy off the shelf or by taking part in uke-building workshops.

    Ask your local music store if they have plans to host a workshop and get building!

    Check out our Wolfelele gallery for inspiration and then post a photo of your finished Wolfelele!

    New Catalogue

    posted 17 Nov 2011 04:56 by Mark Pugh

    The new Stones Music Catalogue is now online at  The catalogue now features the range of Uuru ukuleles, including the brand new Manako (Mango wood) and Koa models.  You can access it to read or download here

    The Amazing Kappa Band

    posted 8 Oct 2011 00:05 by Mark Pugh

    I was pleased to meet up with Paul Kappa and Martin Byrne in Liverpool yesterday, where they took delivery of six GSL5 linkstraps.  Having bought one last year, Paul described it as "the best guitar strap in the world" - note the lack of the word "probably"!

    A veteran of hundreds of gigs around his native Merseyside and worldwide, Paul has played with numerous world-class musicians before becoming The Amazing Kappa Band in 2002. 

    Check them out at

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