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button free control without sound hole hook or adhesives

What is the Uke Leash?

The Uke Leash Half Strap helps to steady the neck end of your ukulele without having to install a strap button, or use a sound hole hook system.

why Uke Leash?

No Strap Button or Sound Hole Hooks needed

The Uke Leash, a new ukulele strap support system developed in 2010 especially for the ukulele. This Ukulele Half-Strap System allows you to get support without altering your ukulele with drilled holes, glues, adhesives, or potentially damaging sound hole hooks. Not only does it make playing easier, but it can help enhance the sound. 

There are 4 different positions for the Uke Leash, so you can choose what is most comfortable for you. 

If you have some ukuleles with a strap button installed, there is now an additional accessory that makes your Uke Leash Half- Strap into a standard full strap. 

A strap for your ukulele can be a great help to many players because it helps to stabilize the instrument, so you can concentrate on your left and right hand technique, without fumbling the ukulele. If your ukulele didn’t come with a strap button, and most of them don’t, then you have an obstacle to using a standard strap. Maybe you don’t want to drill holes into your ukulele (strap button often is oversized and ugly), or don’t have a trusted craftsman to do the job for you (ukuleles can be damaged if the installation is not done correctly). Some ukuleles are designed to stand on end, and a strap button would ruin that feature. That is why I invented Uke Leash. It is a Ukulele Half-Strap support device that helps stabilize the neck so that your left hand can move freely up and down the fingerboard. It attaches with a strap around the head stock, and is secured to your body by the adjustable loop.  Great for all playing levels. Your right arm just lightly holds the ukulele in place, which is much easier with the neck already supported.

Features

• 4 different configurations to choose from, so you have flexibility for function and comfort. 

• 2 Quick Release Buckles, one at the headstock, and one on the loop attached to your body.

• Extra Headstock straps available so one strap can be used on many ukuleles. Makes switching instruments during a session fast and easy.

• Allows your left hand to let go of the neck completely between chord changes.

• Stabilizing the neck aids in more accurate finger placement, especially for difficult songs.

• Helps improve tone, since you no longer have to clamp the sound box tightly with your right arm to hold the ukulele in place.

• Especially helpful for top heavy ukuleles like “long necks” and ukes with geared tuners.

• Also works on Fleas/ Flukes, Cigar Box, Vintage Plastic, and Pineapple ukuleles. Works on ukuleles without traditional sound holes.

• Helpful for playing while sitting or standing.

• Multiple configurations to choose from. See which one works best for you.

• This strap can also be used as a training device, if you want to eventually play without a strap.

• Made of 1/2” (13mm) lightweight Polypro (polypropylene). Polypro is strong  (300 lbs. tensile strength), flexible, UV resistant, stretch resistant, mildew  resistant and waterproof. It even floats!

• Available in 10 colors

• Small, lightweight size makes it easy to store in your case or gig bag.

• Deluxe Leather Uke Leash also available.


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Video Demo

Demonstration of the Uke Leash Half Strap

4 positions- 1 strap

#1 Arm hole position

Position the buckle on your back near the shoulder blade, to keep the strap away from your neck.

#2 Upper arm position

Position the buckle on your back near the shoulder blade, to keep the strap away from your neck.

#3 Belt Loop Position

Position the buckle on your back near the shoulder blade, to keep the strap away from your neck.

#4 Around the Waist

Position the buckle on your back near the shoulder blade, to keep the strap away from your neck.

We're taking about the ukulele's waist here, not yours...This method is a good option when you need more help holding the uke up. It can be worn like a guitar strap, or like a lanyard.

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Sizing and FAQ

Choosing a Size

For sizing on the Uke Leash half strap – If you can, wrap a piece of ribbon or string around your armhole area, across your back and over to the top edge of your headstock on your ukulele. Measure how long that piece is, add at least 3 inches, and that can be a good guide to what would work for you. Small length is about 40 inches, medium about 45 inches, Large about 52, X Large 58, XX-Large 64 inches.  Length is adjusted through the quick release buckles. The polypro can be trimmed, but you will lose the plastic dipped end, and will have to melt the end to prevent fraying. The leather strap can be trimmed with sharp scissors.

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What comes with the Uke Leash?

The Uke Leash comes complete with everything you need to support your uke. You get one main strap and one headstock strap. Uke Leashes have 2 fully adjustable quick release buckles, an adjustable slide on the headstock, and a strap keeper. Additional headstock straps are available for using one strap with several ukuleles.

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FAQ -

Are the Guitar Style Straps adjustable? 

Yes, they have a quick release buckle on the regular version, and an adjustable slide on the 2 button version. There is an additional length beyond the stated length (the medium 40" strap has an additional 3+ inches for adjustment).


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For my Banjo Uke, how do I choose between one buckle and 2 buckles?

Choose one buckle if you will leave the strap on the banjo uke all the time.

Choose two buckle if you want to remove the strap to fit the banjo uke into it's case, or if you have additional banjo ukes that you want to switch between. Additional connectors are available. Use tie connectors if you do not have room for a half inch wide strap under your brackets.

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I don't have PayPal. Can I pay by phone? Can I mail you a check?

Yes, just go ahead and place your order online, and choose Print and Call. I will get your order and email you my phone number and we can set up a time to call. 

 If you want to pay by check, just let me know by email (ukeleash@me.com), and I will send you the details.

Do you ship to the UK/ Internationally?

Yes. Shipping time ranges from 5 to 10 business days.

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Created by a uke enthusiast for you

At Uke Leash I strive to provide products to make ukulele playing comfortable and fun. I make all the products myself in Los Angeles California. – Lori Apthorp

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If the Uke Leash doesn't work out for you, it can be returned for a refund minus shipping cost.

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Testimonials

Ukulele strap reviews

Feedback from Customers

Mike B. Verified Buyer

5 STARS

10/31/18

Uke Leash


This leash worked out great for our banjolele! It was easy to adjust and works just fine.


M. R. Verified Buyer

5 STARS

10/20/18

Amazing!


Absolutely great!

Light, useful, nice... the best solution for every ukulele player...


Tracy B. Verified Buyer

5 STARS

10/16/18

Great product


Want a leash to hold ukulele with out compromising the instrument. Why make a hole in a work of art! Leash arrived in a few days and was easily fitted to instrument and adjusted to fit me. Very satisfied with the leash- was recommended by a friend and I would also recommend it.


Pat H. Verified Buyer

5 STARS

10/13/18


Great Fit For All My Ukes


I have them installed on all my ukuleles. A Baritone, Tenor, 2 Concerts, and a Banjolele. Fit is great on all and easily stored attached to my instrumentals when storing them in their gig bags or hard shell cases.


Joe P. Verified Buyer

5 STARS

10/13/18

Ultrasuede Sleeve Review


Although the Uke Leash headstock strap is a low-impact solution for attaching the Uke Leash half-strap, the Ultrasuede Sleeve prevents any possible wear to the wood or finish on the ukulele headstock I have it on all my headstock straps and I heartily recommend this item.

Mitchell W. Verified Buyer

5 STARS

10/11/18

Works as advertised


Due to the way my ukulele is constructed, I couldn’t use a more conventional strap with a button at the base of the ukulele. The uke leash position that I’ve elected to use entails wrapping the long strap around the waste of the ukulele (near the sound hole). This position stabilized the ukulele and took a lot of pressure off the hand that holds the ukulele at its neck. That’s exactly what I wanted to accomplish. The uke leash is a well-designed invention.

Kathryn W. Verified Buyer

5 STARS

10/09/18

Great product


I have purchased a number of Uke Leashes for my family members, as well as my own use. They are a great product.

My most recent leash is being used for my mandolin strap, which I am delighted to say works perfectly!

Also, this has to be the fasted delivery of any product I have purchased online!


Martin C. Verified Buyer

5 STARS

09/17/18

Second one


This is the second Uke Leash I’ve bought. They help me play chords so much easier and with more control. A great product/idea!


Diana A. Verified Buyer

5 STARS

09/11/18

Great leash!


I already had a dark green polypro leash and this one is blue. I love both of them. They are very good quality and help so much with holding my ukes!


Rebecca M. Verified Buyer

5 STARS

09/07/18

Love this


This is the best and perfect for my gig without the fear of dropping my Uke


Mary E. Verified Buyer

5 STARS

08/27/18

An Elegant Solution for Holding a Uke


Straps bother me. They are twisty/turny and I find myself spending a lot of time adjusting them. The classical lanyard style strap that hooks into the sound hole has an issue of damaging the wood and inlay of the instrument. The Ukeleash resolved all of these issues and more. Position one (looped onto the upper arm) immediately felt completely natural and provided the kind of support necessary for properly supporting the neck of the uke. Once in position, the Ukeleash let me release the death grip on the body of the instrument and relaxed my hand on the neck. Instant love. It's thin and unobtrusive and easily adjustable. An elegant solution to securing your precious instrument without damage while supporting the perfect angle for playing.


Thorsten S. Verified Buyer

5 STARS

08/15/18

Perfect Product


Love the simplicity yet configurability of the Leash. I can adjust it to completely suit my style. Love it so much that I’ll order another one for my wife’s uke.


Joe P. Verified Buyer

5 STARS

08/15/18

Uke Leash polypro ukulele strap


Every product made by Uke Leash is top notch. I have one for every one of my ukuleles. I will always use this product and highly recommend it.

Joe Persons


Joseph C. Verified Buyer

5 STARS

07/31/1

I was having difficulty controlling


I was having difficulty controlling my ukulele and so I bought the strap hoping it would help... It did.. I'm very happy with the purchase


Robert S. Verified Buyer

5 STARS

07/30/18

Great Choice for Uke Support


If you are someone who doesn’t want to modify your uke by adding a strap pin or put stress on the sound hole with the more common uke straps, this is the strap for you. It doesn’t fully support the uke like a guitar strap supports a guitar but it does enough that you can be in a more relaxed position. Very easy to adjust the fit and the site has a very good video of the different wearing options.


Michael

5 STARS

07/28/18

Great product, and customer service!


I am surprising my wife with a Uke for her birthday, and emailed Lori. She helped me with sizing and accommodated me with different payment options so that my wife wouldn’t see the purchase. She crossed out the business name on the envelope and left a hand written thank you! But the product itself is high quality and well worth the price. I’m positive my wife will love it.


Melinda W. Verified Buyer

5 STARS

07/24/18

Love the Option!


I have several ukuleles and so to have the option of purchasing additional straps for the headstock, is really a thoughtful option. They are built well, the leather is soft, and this product is incredibly helpful to me as I am still a beginner. I love my ukeleash!


Carol L. Verified Buyer

5 STARS

07/13/18

The perfect uke strap.


I play Really comfortable and so easy to attach to any uke, large or small. I’ve tried other uke straps but found them oversized and clumsy; they don’t provide the perfect balance the Uke Leash does.


Marianne K. Verified Buyer

5 STARS

07/11/18

So helpful!


This leash worked so well to help stabilize my ukulele, which could not have a regular strap. It came quickly and was easy to install.


Kurt S. Verified Buyer

5 STARS

07/10/18

Uke Leash: Among the Best!


I've purchased Uke Leashes from Lori in the past, and will do so again. The customer service rocks, and the product is among the best in the business!

Rock On, Uke Leash!



Barbara H. Verified Buyer

5 STARS

06/29/18

Just what I needed.


Really helps with my learning. Keeps the ukulele stable and much easier to hold.


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Hello Lori,

I have purchased these Uke Leashes a few different times over several years and always find them most useful and well made. For use with my ukuleles and similar small instruments they are less bulky than many straps.


I like the unique way that they can also be used but also with the appropriate parts they can also be used as conventional pin to pin straps, with the appropriate leather ends making them very versatile.


Lori is always very prompt in sending them and although the postage price to the UK is relatively high, the reasonable price for the leash avoids the need for me to pay customs and duty charges.


I am very happy to recommend them.


Alan Munday - United Kingdom

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Hi Lori,


Wow, I love my Uke Leash. A simple ingenious solution for supporting a uke. I acquired a new concert ukulele and I just couldn't bring myself to have the gorgeous koa drilled for a strap button. I wanted holding it to be as relaxed as strumming a well set up uke. The Uke Leash surprised me. It just made me feel totally unobstructed and natural. There wasn't any twisty turny battling with a instrument strap that can have a mind of its own. I love how narrow and unobtrusive it is.


I had to let you know that I appreciate your creative and original strap. Thank you so much for an elegant solution for properly holding a ukulele.


Mary- Raleigh NC

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Hi Lori,



I received the Uke Leash and extra strap today and they look and work great!  Thanks for the quick shipment. I was spending a lot of time on Ian Chadwick's site and kept seeing links to your site and decided to give it a try.  It was truly worth it!  I was very reluctant to add strap buttons to my Kamaka tenor but I do fingerstyle and the extra support really helps even though I always play seated. Your Uke Leash is the perfect solution and it looks great, too!

Best regards,



Duane– San Fransisco CA


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Hi Lori,

order arrived safely 06-16-2018
The leash is perfect to give me extra support for my ageing hands and it makes playing a pleasure again. Best of all, I didn't have to drill strap buttons into my Kiwaya soprano which would not have been a good idea. Thanks for prompt shipment and excellent service.
Charles
Stevenage UK
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Hi Lori,



Here is my "five star" review of the Uke Leash (non-leather version):
"I'm delighted with my uke leash/half-strap. The half-strap does exactly what it says it does: free up your left hand so it can focus on fingering and not on supporting the uke.  After I got my half-strap and figured out how to attach it to my uke (about 3 minutes tops), it took me about 5 minutes of somewhat awkward fiddling around to figure out what configuration of the half-strap would be best for me.  After that, the strap felt entirely natural. (I use the "arm band" configuration.)  What a great product!"



My best,
 Marlena – Massachusettes, US


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I bought the Uke Leash after learning that it could be used around the ukulele itself instead of being attached to the player's arm.  Using it this way, the strap attaches snugly around the waist of the ukulele and then to the headstock (I personally find it best to attach the headstock strap between the tuners).  With the Uke Leash’s affordable price, range of colors (including leather), options (size and tag), and accessories, it is a fantastic solution if you don’t want to use (or add!) strap buttons on your ukulele.  I will be purchasing a few more Uke Leashes—and will also be bringing some into my classroom for students to use.



Chris — Prescott, Wisconsin


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Hi Lori,



I received my package today and I just want to say I love every articles in it especially the uke leash straps.
It's a brilliant invention.With it, my acoustic ukes(I have 3) stay perfectly stable and I don't need to dig any holes in my ukes for it.

Thanks and I'll surely order new articles from your store.



Jeanne - Paris, France

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Hi Lori


Been playing a few weeks now and we wouldn't be without our Uke Leash..they are simply brilliant .  Thank you.



Best regards


Tony – Leicestershire, UK

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6 days from order to delivery in the UK! Brilliant service. Already tried my new Uke leash and I am very pleased!!


John– Harrogate, UK

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Hi Lori-


My second uke leash order arrived yesterday, and I just wanted to comment on how I love this system! I’ve been playing uke and banjo uke for several years, and will admit to trying a number of different straps on the market. Sadly, none of them allow control of the neck the way the uke leash does. Strumming doesn’t require as much control, however intricate classical style pieces are a whole different story. I prefer the uke leash for my playing style, and it works especially well on my belt loop! Thanks for creating a fabulous product! Wish I would have discovered it sooner.  
Cheers!


Jodie– Twin Cities, Minnesota 
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Just wanted to let you know how much I love the Uke Leash. It's working out fantastic. Great product!


 Andrea – West Bend, Wisconson

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Thanks, Lori, for the super fast response and the codes!

I'll check with Guido (from Ukumele.de) to see if he plans to sell them or if they are for preorders or local events (he's a very nice and helpful guy, I like supporting him when I can). I may still end up buying directly from you since I'll need a few.


Good opportunity to thank you for inventing these. They really solved my frustrations and made learning ukulele much more enjoyable for me. So, thanks, you made a difference! :)

Cheers,

M.


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Happy Friday to you, Lori,



I used my tie-on adapter for my uke leash for the first time today.  I love it!!!  It has really elevated my level of playing and feels very natural.  I don’t even notice I’m using a strap.  It is wonderful.

Thank you for producing such a quality product!

Cheers,



Jennifer Garthwaite (UkeJenny)


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Hello, Lori!



Here are photos (better late than never) of your fabulous creation: the adaptable, comfortable, versatile Uke Leash as configured for my Firefly Banjolele. Your encouragement to try out different adjustments of the Uke Leash website inspired me to see if I could make it easier and more comfortable to play the banjolele. And it worked! Thank you for your wonderful invention!

******

Looking forward to seeing you at our next ukulele meet-up!

:)

hugs

Caroline Y.– Los Angeles, California

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Hi Lori,

I've been meaning to send this email, letting you know that I finally received the Ukeleash a couple of weeks ago after you re-sent it..  Its simple and effective, giving my fretting hand enough extra support as I work on becoming more adept at chord changes.  I only have the one ukulele but plan on acquiring others as I travel along this Aloha Path of music and will no doubt get additional Ukeleashes.  In the meantime, I'll recommend it to others as I encounter them.


Thanks for your help and your inventiveness.


Cordially,


Irv, Washington D.C.

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e: Uke Leash Guitar Style strap


Thank you for the fine strap. It is EXACTLY what I wanted. I searched high and low till I came upon you site. Thanks again.



Jerry –Kendall Park, New Jersey

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Hi Lori,


I received my size large uke leash in the mail yesterday. I am so thrilled with it...now I can adjust it to what heavier winter clothes I am wearing at any time. The uke leash is the best invention since the wheel....at least I think so! Thank you so much for such fast and wonderful service!

Have a wonderful time in your new home and enjoy it.


Regards,

Cheryl – Manitoba, Canada

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Hi Lori,  

Just wanted to let you know I received the Uke Leash today that you exchanged for a larger size, and this one is perfect!  Thank you so much for doing that for me.  This is a great alternative because I did not want to put a strap button on my vintage Baritone that I have had for 47 years!  I just got it out of the hospital from having damage repaired from when a guitar shop put tenor guitar strings on it.  It pulled my bridge loose, and busted the nut.  I am in a local Ukulele Club, and our leader informed us we will need a strap......so this is just what I needed. Thank you so much for inventing such a great product!  


Amy Daniel – Arizona

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Dear Lori,

 

 The Uke Leash arrived end of last week, all in good order. Thank you very

 much! I'm absolutely loving it, has immediately improved the speed of my

 chord changes and I'm rocking along to Ed Sheeran's 'Sing' as we speak.

 

 All the best,

 Antonia, London UK

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Hi Lori ....

 

Last week I did my first stand-up gig using the Uke Leash .... Absolutely brilliant – and I wasn’t too bad either.

Made life so much easier especially on a windy day in Brixham – both hands needed for music & stand!

Nice piece of kit and works so well

 

Thanks ...

Stuart - Brixham – England

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Hello Lori!

I've received my Uke Leash about ten days ago. I'm very happy with it! Now I can play complex chords more easily and I will improve much faster. Is a very simple strap but very useful. You have had a great idea. I'll recommend Uke Leash to the people here in Spain. Thank you for your kindness and service. :)



Best regards from Barcelona!

Marc

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Thanks Lori for sending it so fast like that :-)


It is perfect for the pineapple shape and comfortable for me.

I love the description of it "multi position support device".

It sounds like something my sis in law would say.  She is an engineer too.

I'm taking a uke class at the senior center in Huntington Beach taught 

by Authur L Hopkins.

He has your link on his list of resources for ukes.

I'll be sure and share with anyone who has a similar uke how great it 

feels.  And where they can get

great stuff at your site.



Thanks again


monica mcintyre

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Hi Lori,

Just to let you know I received Uke Leash.  I am glad I got the small, it has even more extra length than I thought it would  from measuring myself.  The leash is going to work perfectly.  I needed something that would not hang around or near my neck and would hold up neck of Uke so I can chord easier.  I looked at a lot of straps for Uke’s and yours seemed to be exactly what I needed, I am glad I got it.

Thank you,

Sue

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Hi Lori


My Uke Leash arrived this afternoon and I attached it to one of my little ukes right away. You have a terrific product!  It makes playing so much easier and more comfortable. I play "pretty good" and now I can play a "bit better"!  ; - )



Good, well-made product; nicely marketed; clear instructions on use; quick, efficient delivery; easy payment (even though I don't use PayPal); excellent all-around experience. I wish you every success with this venture. You deserve it!



And I hope that all that earthquake stuff isn't bothering you. Scary!



Stacey Bryant, New Jersey

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Hello Lori,


I've just received my uke leash and I'm delighted. I don't have to mutilate my instrument to play with a strap on. Another thing that has always annoyed me about ukulele straps has been hooking them into the soundhole. This puts a lot of tension onto the front of the instument, and if it is an expensive uke (such as a good quality mahogany...) one careless yank could leave you with a heap of wood shards on the floor! So it's great to finally have a leash that cares for one's instument.

I hope you expand your product line in the future, because this is a great start. Thanks again and good luck for future products.


Felicia – Middlesex UK

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Just wanted to let you know my uke leash arrived safely today, Brilliant service, got it quicker than some internal post. Well done Lori, joining a Uke club this week, will recommend you. Every success with your business.


Sue- Glouchester UK

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Lori,


Just a quick note to say that I indeed received the leash the next day, and I LOVE it!


As others have said, it's transformed the way I play, and already I hate playing without it - wish I had thought to order another headstock strap for the other uke I play most often!


Best,


Bambi– La Crescenta, California

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Dear Lori,


I received my Ukeleash and it's awesome, thank you very much!


Myrte – Amsterdam

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I have been using the Uke Leash for two months now and it has made playing my tenor uke much easier.

I would recommend it to anyone I know who wants to enjoy the uke more.



Nate

New York

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Dear Lori,


I picked up my Uke Leash at the post office this morning and I haven't been able to put my uke down all day! For years I have been looking for something this beautifully designed to hold up my baritone uke. It fits like a charm, is completely adjustable to suit the player's and the uke's dimensions and it is amazingly elegant and superbly made. It did take quite a while to get here (Germany) because it had to go through customers. But it was definitely worth the wait and the price! I couldn't be more delighted!!


Best,


Don Kiraly

Germersheim, Germany

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Lori,

I received my UkeLeash today! Since I am new to the ukulele, it has been a little bit of a challenge to hold the uke and learn the chords at the same time. This product works great for me. I tried position one and like it. However, position three seems to work better for me. Thanks for a great product!


Happy Strumming,

Mike –Doral, Florida

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Hi Lori,

Just wanted to thank you for making such a fantastic product and for the incredibly fast shipping! Uke Leashes are fantastic, especially the banjo uke leash! I ordered 4 Uke Leashes and 1 banjo leash on Monday (or maybe Tuesday) and they arrived today. You rock!


-Jen – Springboro, Ohio

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Hi Lori,

The leash just arrived and I love it.

It is exactly what I needed. It's keeps Mr. Slippery in line and it's comfortable and pretty.

My banana fluke looks quite natty.

Thanks for the fast shipping too.


Helen –Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Hi Lori

I just ordered and received my guitar style strap for my uke. Just wanted to thank you, it's great and just what I was looking for and it arrived here in australia in fantastic time. I can now stand and play without having to put my foot on a chair. It's also thin and manageable enough to stay attached to my uke in it's hard case. Considering purchasing an original one for my beautiful Kamaka as it has no strap pegs and Ive no intention of putting one on. I'll give it some thought.


Thanks again

Alix – Australia

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So, Lori, thanks for all the Uke Leashes that are coming to Eureka, CA. They are all because of me *)

I have purchased several from you in the past (McKinleyville) and 2 Street Music finally agreed to carry some. Shirley Powell also got 2. Here's the thing. I use the leash with the strap that has the leather tag around the "waist" of the uke....over the sound hole. I see your guitar style, but "we" still do not want to drill in our ukes. It does NOT mute the sound the way I use it. The leash is very adjustable depending on where you place the buckle. My uke student has arthritis and the way I set her leash makes her able to play...when before she could not. I hope you will include my version of "how to use the uke leash" in your directions as I really think it works. I'm not looking to get anything out of it, I just belong to an extended family of uke players and think those of us with physical challenges REALLY can benefit from using the leash.


– Aloha! DeAnna

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Hi Lori,


Package with uke leash arrived Friday morning. So that was very fast. Further this strap is a very handy thing that solved my problem immediately (without strap I had some difficulties to keep the uke stable and in good balance).


Thanks a lot and kind regards,


Roland T. - Grimbergen - Belgium

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I would sincerely like to thank you for the Uke Leash. I just got one and it has made playing so much easier. I've been playing since I was 3, I'm 18 now, and have never seen anything like this. I play professionally and no longer have to worry about my clothing choice or hand cramps affecting my ability to perform. I was terrified of gluing or drilling my uke and you alleviated all those worries. I'm playing an all uke show next week, and you better believe I'll be spreading the word. Thank you for your ingenuity.


Sincerely,

Michaela Killik – Cleveland, Ohio

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Hi Lori,


Your Uke-Leash has made a huge difference in my ability to play and learn my Ukulele ... I can now dedicate my attention to playing rather than holding/balancing the Uke.


My earlier order was for myself and my girlfriend (also a Leash convert), with 2 headstock straps each, she already has her 2nd Uke and I am awaiting UPS for my 2nd. Today I am ordering the Uke-Leash as a gift for a friend as well as a 3rd headstock strap for myself (thinking about my 3rd Uke before my 2nd arrives). Thank you again for a great product & a really nice website!


-Doug & Mary from Portland, Oregon.

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Hi Lori

Thanks very much for the Uke Leash which arrived today. It took me 2 minutes to fit it to my banjo uke and another 30 seconds to realise that your little device has transformed my banjo uke experience!


No longer do I have to struggle to hold an instrument which weighs 5lbs and is as slippery as a bar of soap. I can now relax as I play and concentrate on making music instead of suffering a kind of mad, banjo uke workout. I now feel in charge of my uke. Brilliant!


Very best wishes


Steve Trimmins - York, United Kingdom

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Hi, Lori,


I just got the Uke Leash in the mail, and it is AWSOME! For the first time I feel like I can play the uke standing up, and it really seems to stabilize the instrument when I'm sitting down, too. I put it on my new Kala tenor and I like it a lot. I'm going to take it to my uke class tonight and I'll be interested to hear what others think of it. Congrats on a terrific product, I'll bet you'll be hearing from me again as I have UAS (Ukulele Acquisition Syndrome)...


Mike– Fairhope Alabama

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Hi Lori,


I received my uke leash this morning and just gave it a test drive – AMAZING!!!! I love it. The added support makes the trickier chord changes so much easier. I'll definitely be picking up a few more headstock straps and another leash this summer when I get back to the States. I have ukes stashed in several locations (home, work, etc.) so I'd like to have one for each place. Great product!


Thanks,


Greg Israel in China

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Hi Lori,


Just a quick thank-you note. I've been using my Uke Leash for the last couple of weeks and it's made my soprano ovation uke a lot easier to handle. As you probably know ovation guitars and ukes have that rounded 'lyrachord' back and they try and slip away from you, so having a strap onthe headstock makes it a lot more stable when there's only one end to worry about.


Regards


Andrew Robinson, New Zealand

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Hi Lori.


Something of a lapsed finger style guitar player myself. Been playing on and off for 30 + years...


Just got my first ukulele as a Xmas gift, and it was love at first strum. I feel a bit like I'm addicted to it! Keep looking up various old jazz/pop tunes, and uke-ing around with them. What fun! And great as accompanyment for singing!


ANYWAY...just bought a leash from you, and wanted to say that I love it. It's a simple and elegant solution to the problem of having to modify my uke, (seems like a full strap wouldn't work well anyway, even with a strap button on the bottom of the body.) and the price point is right on par with similar neck, and full strap, products. I wish you much success with it!


And if you need the testimonial of a Professional Photographer, you know, 'cuz that'll impress them musician types, (LOL) I'd be happy to help!


Best,

John Morrison – Skokie, Illinois

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Hi Lori,

I have received the uke leash I ordered. Thanks so much it is great and received so quickly after I ordered.
 
I especially like the time you took to write a personal thank you on the invoice, its little things like that that go a long way.
 
I have given your details to the members of my uke club so expect some more orders from the UK.
 
Many thanks once again.
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Warm regards,

Raymond May
– Oxfordshire, England

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Just received my new leash & just wanted to say thank you for such a quick delivery & great service... It's a great product & helps greatly while I'm just starting out learning...

Thank you

George – United Kingdom

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Dear UKe Leash

Thank you very much, My uke strap is fantastic, and makes a huge difference! Well actually without it chords are almost impossible for me, the strap makes playing and use of my hands much easier..so it becomes possible for me to play the ukulele, hooray!

Very best wishes
 from Mary – London, United Kindom

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Lori,

 I just got my leash yesterday, in time for my local uke group! I love everything about this. The order process was quick and easy. The shipping time to Hawaii was quick and I the leash works just as advertised. I can't wait to play even more to use the leash to its fullest potential. I am now looking forward to songs with difficult chord changes!


David – Keaau, Hawaii

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Dear Lori:

Oh, my God! These are awesome! I just got them today--thanks for your fast shipping, Lori--and have been using them all night. Sitting or standing, they are incredibly helpful if I am playing for any length of time. They really take the weight off. Particularly helpful if one has a uke with a heavier head (e.g closed tuners, which tend to be heavier) or when keeping a clipped electronic tuner (like the Snark) on the head. I'm now experimenting with using the different types of setups...arm, belt, shoulder. I can even extend it all the way and use it over my neck (not just the shoulder) like a traditional strap, sort of. I enjoy the low profile of them...thin Cordura (not thick like a guitar strap). And the Fastex-type buckles to hitch and unhitch...ingenious. So simple, so elegant. 

Anyhow, I'll share more comments as I go along. I told you originally that I might give a couple of these to my uke playing friends. Guess what--they're gonna have to buy their own. I'm going to use all four of these as I buy ukes over the years, one for each instrument.

Okay, more playing tonight, since I'm not tired, because I use my uke leash.


Sincerely, Steve – Mahomet, Illinois


P.S. As I keep using it, I see that my thumb, which is behind the fretboard, is less tired. I seem to have to squeeze the fretboard less when I am fingering chords because the entire headstock is better supported by the uke leash. Neat!

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Dear Lori,

I love my new Uke Leash! For the first time I can use both hands to play my ukulele without also having to support the neck. The Uke Leash is comfortable and looks nice as well. What a brilliant idea!

Thanks,

Stephen Lawson– 
Hermitage,Tennessee

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Hi Lori,

My Uke Leash arrived today, and I wanted to take a moment to contact you.

First and foremost, I want to say that the Uke Leash works exactly as advertised. I'm a newbie to the ukulele, and after 3 weeks I still couldn't find the perfect position for my ukulele. I thought I was doing a pretty good job of supporting it with my strumming arm, but I knew that something was not quite working for me. The Uke Leash makes a big difference--I truly didn't realize how much effort I was expending supporting my uke's neck with my fretting hand until I no longer had to do it.

Secondly, I want to congratulate you on your business. Your website is professional yet friendly; you were extraordinarily prompt in answering my questions via email; I ordered my Uke Leash on Wednesday and it arrived on Friday; the packaging is attractive; and (last but not least) your product is well-made from high-quality materials. I wish everyone did business the way you do!


I wish you all the best,

Cindy– Boston, Massachusetts

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Hi Lori…


My new Uke Leash just arrived a few minutes ago and it is exactly what I was looking for. I’m playing a 1934 Martin Style 1K ukulele that’s in like new condition so I didn’t want to modify it, stick anything to it, or hang it from a hook in the sound hole. I’m using your “Position 3” with my new Uke Leash and I couldn’t be happier. Chord changes that were awkward without a strap of some kind, are now a breeze. THANK YOU!


Larry Sribnick

Bellport, New York

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Hi Lori!


I just got my brown Uke Leash and installed it on my tenor Kala ukulele. I

just wanted to let you know that your design is fantastic! I had been using

a classical guitar hook/necklace thing that helped out a bit, but it was

still tough to work the fretboard. As you may or may not know, ukes that

have geared tuners tend to be headstock heavy (like mine). I was always

fighting the instrument with the old strap, but yours virtually eliminates

this problem since that's where the strap attaches. I wasn't sure about

having the harness around my shoulder, but its very comfortable and secure.

I love the quick-release clasps too.

Anyway, kudos for coming up with a unique and effective solution for us

uke players. I hope the product takes off for you!


John Taylor

Omaha, Nebraska

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Hi, the uke leash got here safely and is just awesome. It's great in its intended form, or attaching to an end pin. It doesn't get in the way the way a guitar or mandolin strap does, and it's such an easy thing to switch between ukes, or switch from end pin to around the arm. And even the medium size is enough for a large woman with much of the weight going to the upper arm area. :) Also, I can now get through Hotel California in its original key on a tenor uke. It's mostly bar chord, so you tend to lose the neck without a strap! It's finally a strap for a uke specifically!


Kim in Finland

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Just received my new strap today. I have tried different straps in the past, and now I think I've found what I've been trying to find for a long time. Everything about the leash makes holding and playing the Ukulele a dream, no more trying to hold it up with my pinky finger and trying to steady the head with my thumb. I use a wheelchair, and with a conventional strap I was always getting strain on my neck, wearing the leash gives so much more freedom of movement.

Anyone that doesn't want to drill holes in there Ukes should give the Uke Leash a go.

One happy customer.


Leroy Forbes

United Kingdom

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Thank you so much for my new Uke Leash! I had already purchased strap buttons to install on my first "real" Ukulele (a beautiful new tenor by KoAloha). As I was scanning the internet for suggestions on where to drill my holes, I came across you site -- and it stopped me in my tracks. I received my Uke Leash in today's mail (only two days after ordering it), and am amazed at its beauty and simplicity. What's more, it works like a charm! I had been using a "hook" style classical guitar strap previously, and I find that your Uke Leash: 1. is more ergonomically friendly 2. is safer for the instrument 3. provides a more "playable" interface between the player and the instrument, by entirely freeing up the fret hand 4. does not hinder the natural vibrancy of the instrument, as my old strap did. Amazing! I also find the brown leather version that I ordered to be quite attractive, and don't mind the new addition to my headstock at all.


Thanks again, and best wishes in all of your endeavors!


Jonathan

Fullerton, California

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I wasn't a questionaire person but possibly your first customer. Let me just say that the Ukeleash is awesome. It's not easy to create a device that will support your Uke while playing it but Ukeleash fills the bill with unquestionable quality and support. Thank you for all the thought and design that went into your product at an unbeleievable low price!


Dave Shelton – Austin, Texas

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Dear Lori, I just got home from vacation and there was your package! I tore it open and installed the straps on my ukes. Love it! It works so well on one more strap? I forgot that the bass uke goes to different gigs than the regular ukes and I wanted another strap to go in THAT gig bag so I am not at a gig without one.

Yours, Sharon---a very happy customer! I hope you make tons on this product!


Sharon Porter – La Grange, Oregon


Hi Lori,

I received the Uke Leash and extra strap today and they look and work great!  Thanks for the quick shipment. I was spending a lot of time on Ian Chadwick's site and kept seeing links to your site and decided to give it a try.  It was truly worth it!  I was very reluctant to add strap buttons to my Kamaka tenor but I do fingerstyle and the extra support really helps even though I always play seated. Your Uke Leash is the perfect solution and it looks great, too!

Best regards,

Duane– San Fransisco CA
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Hi Lori, order arrived safely 06-16-2018
The leash is perfect to give me extra support for my ageing hands and it makes playing a pleasure again. Best of all, I didn't have to drill strap buttons into my Kiwaya soprano which would not have been a good idea. Thanks for prompt shipment and excellent service.
Charles
Stevenage UK
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Hi Lori,

Here is my "five star" review of the Uke Leash (non-leather version):
"I'm delighted with my uke leash/half-strap. The half-strap does exactly what it says it does: free up your left hand so it can focus on fingering and not on supporting the uke.  After I got my half-strap and figured out how to attach it to my uke (about 3 minutes tops), it took me about 5 minutes of somewhat awkward fiddling around to figure out what configuration of the half-strap would be best for me.  After that, the strap felt entirely natural. (I use the "arm band" configuration.)  What a great product!"

My best,
Marlena – Massachusettes, US


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I bought the Uke Leash after learning that it could be used around the ukulele itself instead of being attached to the player's arm.  Using it this way, the strap attaches snugly around the waist of the ukulele and then to the headstock (I personally find it best to attach the headstock strap between the tuners).  With the Uke Leash’s affordable price, range of colors (including leather), options (size and tag), and accessories, it is a fantastic solution if you don’t want to use (or add!) strap buttons on your ukulele.  I will be purchasing a few more Uke Leashes—and will also be bringing some into my classroom for students to use.

Chris — Prescott, Wisconsin


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Hi Lori,

I received my package today and I just want to say I love every articles in it especially the uke leash straps.
It's a brilliant invention.With it, my acoustic ukes(I have 3) stay perfectly stable and I don't need to dig any holes in my ukes for it.

Thanks and I'll surely order new articles from your store.

Jeanne - Paris, France

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Hi Lori
Been playing a few weeks now and we wouldn't be without our Uke Leash..they are simply brilliant .  Thank you.

Best regards
Tony – Leicestershire, UK

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6 days from order to delivery in the UK! Brilliant service. Already tried my new Uke leash and I am very pleased!!
John– Harrogate, UK

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Hi Lori-
My second uke leash order arrived yesterday, and I just wanted to comment on how I love this system! I’ve been playing uke and banjo uke for several years, and will admit to trying a number of different straps on the market. Sadly, none of them allow control of the neck the way the uke leash does. Strumming doesn’t require as much control, however intricate classical style pieces are a whole different story. I prefer the uke leash for my playing style, and it works especially well on my belt loop! Thanks for creating a fabulous product! Wish I would have discovered it sooner.  
Cheers!


Jodie– Twin Cities, Minnesota 
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Just wanted to let you know how much I love the Uke Leash. It's working out fantastic. Great product!


 Andrea – West Bend, Wisconson

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Thanks, Lori, for the super fast response and the codes!

I'll check with Guido (from Ukumele.de) to see if he plans to sell them or if they are for preorders or local events (he's a very nice and helpful guy, I like supporting him when I can). I may still end up buying directly from you since I'll need a few.


Good opportunity to thank you for inventing these. They really solved my frustrations and made learning ukulele much more enjoyable for me. So, thanks, you made a difference! :)

Cheers,

M.
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Happy Friday to you, Lori,

I used my tie-on adapter for my uke leash for the first time today.  I love it!!!  It has really elevated my level of playing and feels very natural.  I don’t even notice I’m using a strap.  It is wonderful.

Thank you for producing such a quality product!

Cheers,

Jennifer Garthwaite (UkeJenny)
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Hello, Lori!

Here are photos (better late than never) of your fabulous creation: the adaptable, comfortable, versatile Uke Leash as configured for my Firefly Banjolele. Your encouragement to try out different adjustments of the Uke Leash website inspired me to see if I could make it easier and more comfortable to play the banjolele. And it worked! Thank you for your wonderful invention!

******

Looking forward to seeing you at our next ukulele meet-up!

:)

hugs

Caroline Y.– Los Angeles, California

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Hi Lori,


I've been meaning to send this email, letting you know that I finally received the Ukeleash a couple of weeks ago after you re-sent it..  Its simple and effective, giving my fretting hand enough extra support as I work on becoming more adept at chord changes.  I only have the one ukulele but plan on acquiring others as I travel along this Aloha Path of music and will no doubt get additional Ukeleashes.  In the meantime, I'll recommend it to others as I encounter them.


Thanks for your help and your inventiveness.


Cordially,


Irv, Washington D.C.

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e: Uke Leash Guitar Style strap


Thank you for the fine strap. It is EXACTLY what I wanted. I searched high and low till I came upon you site. Thanks again.



Jerry –Kendall Park, New Jersey

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Hi Lori,


I received my size large uke leash in the mail yesterday. I am so thrilled with it...now I can adjust it to what heavier winter clothes I am wearing at any time. The uke leash is the best invention since the wheel....at least I think so! Thank you so much for such fast and wonderful service!

Have a wonderful time in your new home and enjoy it.


Regards,

Cheryl – Manitoba, Canada

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Hi Lori,   Just wanted to let you know I received the Uke Leash today that you exchanged for a larger size, and this one is perfect!  Thank you so much for doing that for me.  This is a great alternative because I did not want to put a strap button on my vintage Baritone that I have had for 47 years!  I just got it out of the hospital from having damage repaired from when a guitar shop put tenor guitar strings on it.  It pulled my bridge loose, and busted the nut.  I am in a local Ukulele Club, and our leader informed us we will need a strap......so this is just what I needed. Thank you so much for inventing such a great product!  


Amy Daniel – Arizona

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Dear Lori,

 

 The Uke Leash arrived end of last week, all in good order. Thank you very

 much! I'm absolutely loving it, has immediately improved the speed of my

 chord changes and I'm rocking along to Ed Sheeran's 'Sing' as we speak.

 

 All the best,

 Antonia, London UK

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Hi Lori ....

 

Last week I did my first stand-up gig using the Uke Leash .... Absolutely brilliant – and I wasn’t too bad either.

Made life so much easier especially on a windy day in Brixham – both hands needed for music & stand!

Nice piece of kit and works so well

 

Thanks ... Stuart

 

Brixham – England

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Hello Lori!


I've received my Uke Leash about ten days ago. I'm very happy with it! Now I can play complex chords more easily and I will improve much faster. Is a very simple strap but very useful. You have had a great idea. I'll recommend Uke Leash to the people here in Spain. Thank you for your kindness and service. :)



Best regards from Barcelona!

Marc

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Thanks Lori for sending it so fast like that :-)


It is perfect for the pineapple shape and comfortable for me.

I love the description of it "multi position support device".

It sounds like something my sis in law would say.  She is an engineer too.

I'm taking a uke class at the senior center in Huntington Beach taught 

by Authur L Hopkins.

He has your link on his list of resources for ukes.

I'll be sure and share with anyone who has a similar uke how great it 

feels.  And where they can get

great stuff at your site.



Thanks again


monica mcintyre

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Hi Lori,

Just to let you know I received Uke Leash.  I am glad I got the small, it has even more extra length than I thought it would  from measuring myself.  The leash is going to work perfectly.  I needed something that would not hang around or near my neck and would hold up neck of Uke so I can chord easier.  I looked at a lot of straps for Uke’s and yours seemed to be exactly what I needed, I am glad I got it.

Thank you,

Sue

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Hi Lori


My Uke Leash arrived this afternoon and I attached it to one of my little ukes right away. You have a terrific product!  It makes playing so much easier and more comfortable. I play "pretty good" and now I can play a "bit better"!  ; - )



Good, well-made product; nicely marketed; clear instructions on use; quick, efficient delivery; easy payment (even though I don't use PayPal); excellent all-around experience. I wish you every success with this venture. You deserve it!



And I hope that all that earthquake stuff isn't bothering you. Scary!



Stacey Bryant, New Jersey

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Hello Lori,


I've just received my uke leash and I'm delighted. I don't have to mutilate my instrument to play with a strap on. Another thing that has always annoyed me about ukulele straps has been hooking them into the soundhole. This puts a lot of tension onto the front of the instument, and if it is an expensive uke (such as a good quality mahogany...) one careless yank could leave you with a heap of wood shards on the floor! So it's great to finally have a leash that cares for one's instument.

I hope you expand your product line in the future, because this is a great start. Thanks again and good luck for future products.


Felicia – Middlesex UK

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Just wanted to let you know my uke leash arrived safely today, Brilliant service, got it quicker than some internal post. Well done Lori, joining a Uke club this week, will recommend you. Every success with your business.


Sue- Glouchester UK

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Lori,


Just a quick note to say that I indeed received the leash the next day, and I LOVE it!


As others have said, it's transformed the way I play, and already I hate playing without it - wish I had thought to order another headstock strap for the other uke I play most often!


Best,


Bambi– La Crescenta, California

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Dear Lori,


I received my Ukeleash and it's awesome, thank you very much!


Myrte – Amsterdam

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I have been using the Uke Leash for two months now and it has made playing my tenor uke much easier.

I would recommend it to anyone I know who wants to enjoy the uke more.



Nate

New York

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Dear Lori,


I picked up my Uke Leash at the post office this morning and I haven't been able to put my uke down all day! For years I have been looking for something this beautifully designed to hold up my baritone uke. It fits like a charm, is completely adjustable to suit the player's and the uke's dimensions and it is amazingly elegant and superbly made. It did take quite a while to get here (Germany) because it had to go through customers. But it was definitely worth the wait and the price! I couldn't be more delighted!!


Best,


Don Kiraly

Germersheim, Germany

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Lori,

I received my UkeLeash today! Since I am new to the ukulele, it has been a little bit of a challenge to hold the uke and learn the chords at the same time. This product works great for me. I tried position one and like it. However, position three seems to work better for me. Thanks for a great product!


Happy Strumming,

Mike –Doral, Florida

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Hi Lori,

Just wanted to thank you for making such a fantastic product and for the incredibly fast shipping! Uke Leashes are fantastic, especially the banjo uke leash! I ordered 4 Uke Leashes and 1 banjo leash on Monday (or maybe Tuesday) and they arrived today. You rock!


-Jen – Springboro, Ohio

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Hi Lori,

The leash just arrived and I love it.

It is exactly what I needed. It's keeps Mr. Slippery in line and it's comfortable and pretty.

My banana fluke looks quite natty.

Thanks for the fast shipping too.


Helen –Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Hi Lori

I just ordered and received my guitar style strap for my uke. Just wanted to thank you, it's great and just what I was looking for and it arrived here in australia in fantastic time. I can now stand and play without having to put my foot on a chair. It's also thin and manageable enough to stay attached to my uke in it's hard case. Considering purchasing an original one for my beautiful Kamaka as it has no strap pegs and Ive no intention of putting one on. I'll give it some thought.


Thanks again

Alix – Australia

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So, Lori, thanks for all the Uke Leashes that are coming to Eureka, CA. They are all because of me *)

I have purchased several from you in the past (McKinleyville) and 2 Street Music finally agreed to carry some. Shirley Powell also got 2. Here's the thing. I use the leash with the strap that has the leather tag around the "waist" of the uke....over the sound hole. I see your guitar style, but "we" still do not want to drill in our ukes. It does NOT mute the sound the way I use it. The leash is very adjustable depending on where you place the buckle. My uke student has arthritis and the way I set her leash makes her able to play...when before she could not. I hope you will include my version of "how to use the uke leash" in your directions as I really think it works. I'm not looking to get anything out of it, I just belong to an extended family of uke players and think those of us with physical challenges REALLY can benefit from using the leash.


– Aloha! DeAnna

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Hi Lori,


Package with uke leash arrived Friday morning. So that was very fast. Further this strap is a very handy thing that solved my problem immediately (without strap I had some difficulties to keep the uke stable and in good balance).


Thanks a lot and kind regards,


Roland T. - Grimbergen - Belgium

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I would sincerely like to thank you for the Uke Leash. I just got one and it has made playing so much easier. I've been playing since I was 3, I'm 18 now, and have never seen anything like this. I play professionally and no longer have to worry about my clothing choice or hand cramps affecting my ability to perform. I was terrified of gluing or drilling my uke and you alleviated all those worries. I'm playing an all uke show next week, and you better believe I'll be spreading the word. Thank you for your ingenuity.


Sincerely,

Michaela Killik – Cleveland, Ohio

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Hi Lori,


Your Uke-Leash has made a huge difference in my ability to play and learn my Ukulele ... I can now dedicate my attention to playing rather than holding/balancing the Uke.


My earlier order was for myself and my girlfriend (also a Leash convert), with 2 headstock straps each, she already has her 2nd Uke and I am awaiting UPS for my 2nd. Today I am ordering the Uke-Leash as a gift for a friend as well as a 3rd headstock strap for myself (thinking about my 3rd Uke before my 2nd arrives). Thank you again for a great product & a really nice website!


-Doug & Mary from Portland, Oregon.

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Hi Lori

Thanks very much for the Uke Leash which arrived today. It took me 2 minutes to fit it to my banjo uke and another 30 seconds to realise that your little device has transformed my banjo uke experience!


No longer do I have to struggle to hold an instrument which weighs 5lbs and is as slippery as a bar of soap. I can now relax as I play and concentrate on making music instead of suffering a kind of mad, banjo uke workout. I now feel in charge of my uke. Brilliant!


Very best wishes


Steve Trimmins - York, United Kingdom

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Hi, Lori,


I just got the Uke Leash in the mail, and it is AWSOME! For the first time I feel like I can play the uke standing up, and it really seems to stabilize the instrument when I'm sitting down, too. I put it on my new Kala tenor and I like it a lot. I'm going to take it to my uke class tonight and I'll be interested to hear what others think of it. Congrats on a terrific product, I'll bet you'll be hearing from me again as I have UAS (Ukulele Acquisition Syndrome)...


Mike– Fairhope Alabama

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Hi Lori,


I received my uke leash this morning and just gave it a test drive – AMAZING!!!! I love it. The added support makes the trickier chord changes so much easier. I'll definitely be picking up a few more headstock straps and another leash this summer when I get back to the States. I have ukes stashed in several locations (home, work, etc.) so I'd like to have one for each place. Great product!


Thanks,


Greg Israel in China

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Hi Lori,


Just a quick thank-you note. I've been using my Uke Leash for the last couple of weeks and it's made my soprano ovation uke a lot easier to handle. As you probably know ovation guitars and ukes have that rounded 'lyrachord' back and they try and slip away from you, so having a strap onthe headstock makes it a lot more stable when there's only one end to worry about.


Regards


Andrew Robinson, New Zealand

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Hi Lori.


Something of a lapsed finger style guitar player myself. Been playing on and off for 30 + years...


Just got my first ukulele as a Xmas gift, and it was love at first strum. I feel a bit like I'm addicted to it! Keep looking up various old jazz/pop tunes, and uke-ing around with them. What fun! And great as accompanyment for singing!


ANYWAY...just bought a leash from you, and wanted to say that I love it. It's a simple and elegant solution to the problem of having to modify my uke, (seems like a full strap wouldn't work well anyway, even with a strap button on the bottom of the body.) and the price point is right on par with similar neck, and full strap, products. I wish you much success with it!


And if you need the testimonial of a Professional Photographer, you know, 'cuz that'll impress them musician types, (LOL) I'd be happy to help!


Best,

John Morrison – Skokie, Illinois

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Hi Lori,

I have received the uke leash I ordered. Thanks so much it is great and received so quickly after I ordered.
 
I especially like the time you took to write a personal thank you on the invoice, its little things like that that go a long way.
 
I have given your details to the members of my uke club so expect some more orders from the UK.
 
Many thanks once again.
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Warm regards,

Raymond May
– Oxfordshire, England

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Just received my new leash & just wanted to say thank you for such a quick delivery & great service... It's a great product & helps greatly while I'm just starting out learning...

Thank you

George – United Kingdom

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Dear UKe Leash

Thank you very much, My uke strap is fantastic, and makes a huge difference! Well actually without it chords are almost impossible for me, the strap makes playing and use of my hands much easier..so it becomes possible for me to play the ukulele, hooray!

Very best wishes
 from Mary – London, United Kindom

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Lori,

 I just got my leash yesterday, in time for my local uke group! I love everything about this. The order process was quick and easy. The shipping time to Hawaii was quick and I the leash works just as advertised. I can't wait to play even more to use the leash to its fullest potential. I am now looking forward to songs with difficult chord changes!


David – Keaau, Hawaii

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Dear Lori:

Oh, my God! These are awesome! I just got them today--thanks for your fast shipping, Lori--and have been using them all night. Sitting or standing, they are incredibly helpful if I am playing for any length of time. They really take the weight off. Particularly helpful if one has a uke with a heavier head (e.g closed tuners, which tend to be heavier) or when keeping a clipped electronic tuner (like the Snark) on the head. I'm now experimenting with using the different types of setups...arm, belt, shoulder. I can even extend it all the way and use it over my neck (not just the shoulder) like a traditional strap, sort of. I enjoy the low profile of them...thin Cordura (not thick like a guitar strap). And the Fastex-type buckles to hitch and unhitch...ingenious. So simple, so elegant. 

Anyhow, I'll share more comments as I go along. I told you originally that I might give a couple of these to my uke playing friends. Guess what--they're gonna have to buy their own. I'm going to use all four of these as I buy ukes over the years, one for each instrument.

Okay, more playing tonight, since I'm not tired, because I use my uke leash.


Sincerely, Steve – Mahomet, Illinois


P.S. As I keep using it, I see that my thumb, which is behind the fretboard, is less tired. I seem to have to squeeze the fretboard less when I am fingering chords because the entire headstock is better supported by the uke leash. Neat!

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Dear Lori,

I love my new Uke Leash! For the first time I can use both hands to play my ukulele without also having to support the neck. The Uke Leash is comfortable and looks nice as well. What a brilliant idea!

Thanks,

Stephen Lawson– 
Hermitage,Tennessee

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Hi Lori,

My Uke Leash arrived today, and I wanted to take a moment to contact you.

First and foremost, I want to say that the Uke Leash works exactly as advertised. I'm a newbie to the ukulele, and after 3 weeks I still couldn't find the perfect position for my ukulele. I thought I was doing a pretty good job of supporting it with my strumming arm, but I knew that something was not quite working for me. The Uke Leash makes a big difference--I truly didn't realize how much effort I was expending supporting my uke's neck with my fretting hand until I no longer had to do it.

Secondly, I want to congratulate you on your business. Your website is professional yet friendly; you were extraordinarily prompt in answering my questions via email; I ordered my Uke Leash on Wednesday and it arrived on Friday; the packaging is attractive; and (last but not least) your product is well-made from high-quality materials. I wish everyone did business the way you do!


I wish you all the best,

Cindy– Boston, Massachusetts

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Hi Lori…


My new Uke Leash just arrived a few minutes ago and it is exactly what I was looking for. I’m playing a 1934 Martin Style 1K ukulele that’s in like new condition so I didn’t want to modify it, stick anything to it, or hang it from a hook in the sound hole. I’m using your “Position 3” with my new Uke Leash and I couldn’t be happier. Chord changes that were awkward without a strap of some kind, are now a breeze. THANK YOU!


Larry Sribnick

Bellport, New York

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Hi Lori!


I just got my brown Uke Leash and installed it on my tenor Kala ukulele. I

just wanted to let you know that your design is fantastic! I had been using

a classical guitar hook/necklace thing that helped out a bit, but it was

still tough to work the fretboard. As you may or may not know, ukes that

have geared tuners tend to be headstock heavy (like mine). I was always

fighting the instrument with the old strap, but yours virtually eliminates

this problem since that's where the strap attaches. I wasn't sure about

having the harness around my shoulder, but its very comfortable and secure.

I love the quick-release clasps too.

Anyway, kudos for coming up with a unique and effective solution for us

uke players. I hope the product takes off for you!


John Taylor

Omaha, Nebraska

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Hi, the uke leash got here safely and is just awesome. It's great in its intended form, or attaching to an end pin. It doesn't get in the way the way a guitar or mandolin strap does, and it's such an easy thing to switch between ukes, or switch from end pin to around the arm. And even the medium size is enough for a large woman with much of the weight going to the upper arm area. :) Also, I can now get through Hotel California in its original key on a tenor uke. It's mostly bar chord, so you tend to lose the neck without a strap! It's finally a strap for a uke specifically!


Kim in Finland

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Just received my new strap today. I have tried different straps in the past, and now I think I've found what I've been trying to find for a long time. Everything about the leash makes holding and playing the Ukulele a dream, no more trying to hold it up with my pinky finger and trying to steady the head with my thumb. I use a wheelchair, and with a conventional strap I was always getting strain on my neck, wearing the leash gives so much more freedom of movement.

Anyone that doesn't want to drill holes in there Ukes should give the Uke Leash a go.

One happy customer.


Leroy Forbes

United Kingdom

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Thank you so much for my new Uke Leash! I had already purchased strap buttons to install on my first "real" Ukulele (a beautiful new tenor by KoAloha). As I was scanning the internet for suggestions on where to drill my holes, I came across you site -- and it stopped me in my tracks. I received my Uke Leash in today's mail (only two days after ordering it), and am amazed at its beauty and simplicity. What's more, it works like a charm! I had been using a "hook" style classical guitar strap previously, and I find that your Uke Leash: 1. is more ergonomically friendly 2. is safer for the instrument 3. provides a more "playable" interface between the player and the instrument, by entirely freeing up the fret hand 4. does not hinder the natural vibrancy of the instrument, as my old strap did. Amazing! I also find the brown leather version that I ordered to be quite attractive, and don't mind the new addition to my headstock at all.


Thanks again, and best wishes in all of your endeavors!


Jonathan

Fullerton, California

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I wasn't a questionaire person but possibly your first customer. Let me just say that the Ukeleash is awesome. It's not easy to create a device that will support your Uke while playing it but Ukeleash fills the bill with unquestionable quality and support. Thank you for all the thought and design that went into your product at an unbeleievable low price!


Dave Shelton – Austin, Texas

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Dear Lori, I

just got home from vacation and there was your package! I tore it open and installed the straps on my ukes. Love it! It works so well on one more strap? I forgot that the bass uke goes to different gigs than the regular ukes and I wanted another strap to go in THAT gig bag so I am not at a gig without one.

Yours, Sharon---a very happy customer! I hope you make tons on this product!


Sharon Porter – La Grange, Oregon





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