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New 2018 Oscar Schmidt Ukuleles

Oscar Schmidt Introduces 5 New Ukuleles for 2018

5 new Ukuleles were introduced at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show! The Tattoo Series features laser etched "Tattoos" and includes the OU2TAT Concert, OU2TTAT Tenor and OU52TAT Baritone models. 2 new flame mahogany models in red and blue, the OU2FTBL in blue and the OU2FTR in red.





OUWK100K, Willie K's brand new signature model.

Oscar Schmidt Helps Non-Profit Free Guitars for Future Stars

Oscar Schmidt is proud to be involved with Free Guitars for Future Stars in McHenry County, Illinois. Read more here.






OUWK100K, Willie K's brand new signature model.

Steven Tyler Joins Oscar Schmidt Endorser Willie K. at Fleetwood's
in Maui

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler joined Oscar Schmidt signature endorser Willie K, Mick Fleetwood and other assorted artists at the August 23rd grand opening of Mick's new Restaurant and Bar in Maui. Read more here.





OUWK100K, Willie K’s brand new signature model.

Tom Ferrone Discusses the new Oscar Schmidt Ukuleles for 2012!

Ukulele Underground interviews Oscar Schmidt's Tom Ferrone at 2012 NAMM in Anaheim, Ca. Tom discusses our new ukes and expounds on the state of Ukulele today. See the video here.






OUWK100K, Willie K’s brand new signature model.

Oscar Schmidt's Tom Ferrone Visits Hawaii and Hangs with Some Heavy Hitters

Tom Ferrone spent the first week of March, 2012 in Hawaii representing Oscar Schmidt and checking out all things Ukulele. While there he hung out with some important names to both the Ukulele world and Oscar Schmidt. Pictures and story here.





OUWK100K, Willie K’s brand new signature model.Oscar Schmidt Debuts Uncle Willie K’s New Signature Ukulele

Oscar Schmidt is proud to release the OUWK100K, Willie K’s brand new signature model which will be debuting at NAMM 2012. Willie K is a virtuosic singer, performer, songwriter, and actor. Since 1992, he has been steadily releasing albums and performing his songs around the world to high praise. He has recently released his album “Warehouse Blues” and has toured with and opened for legends such as B.B. King, Al DiMeola, and Willie Nelson. More information here.



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Roz BrownPremier Oscar Schmidt Autoharpist, Singer and Colorado Folk Legend Roz Brown, Releases New Album

At 74 Roz shows no signs of slowing down as he sets course in 2011 with a brand new release produced by his son, Memphis/Nashville keyboardist and producer Paul Brown titled; A Cowboy and his Sweetheart.

Inspired by his sweetheart Barbara, A Cowboy and his Sweetheart is a stellar collection of romantic love songs, many of which were originally recorded by Country legend Don Williams. More information here.



Tom Ferrone

Tom Ferrone Discusses the new Oscar Schmidt Ukuleles for 2011!

Oscar Schmidt's own Tom Ferrone chats with Ukulele Underground about the 2011 Ululele lineup. Featured are new high end & 8 string ukes. See the video here.




Ukulele MikeUkulele Mike Discusses What Else? Ukuleles!

Ukulele Mike is a musician, composer and music educator in the Seattle, Washington area. He currently teaches three 3 classes of ukulele as well as 3 classes of guitar at Christ The King School in Seattle. He also teaches vocal music and music appreciation. He is presently involved in producing DVD's and instructional publications for ukulele from beginner to advanced. In this video he discusses ukuleles, his preference for Oscar Schmidt ukuleles and makes recommendations on what to get. A perfect video for people thinking about learning ukulele. See the video here.

Willie K.Willie K. signs his Oscar Schmidt OU5LCE

OU5LCE ukulele signed by Willie K.
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This ukulele is an OU5LCE ukulele signed by Willie K. Willie has played this instrument around the world twice, performing in many concerts from Europe to Hawaii. Willie has signed the instrument and we will be taking it to NAMM in January 2009 for display in the Oscar Schmidt booth. We are also looking forward to having Willie and his trio perform at NAMM and more information on their performance will be available soon. Willie K is now playing the new, larger OU6LCE tenor ukulele.

Jason CastroAmerican Idol Finalist Jason Castro Plays Oscar Schmidt

Many people knew at the start of Fox TV’s hit series American Idol on April 9th, 2008, that Jason Castro could play guitar & drums. Imagine their surprise when Jason appeared playing a ukulele on "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"! That ukulele was an Oscar Schmidt OU5, one of our top selling models.

The OU5 features a Hawaiian Koa top, back & sides, Abalone top inlay, a Rosewood fingerboard and bridge and Grover tuners and retails for $244.90.