Amanda Palmer has become one of the biggest converters to the ukulele around since she started playing one at her solo gigs and arranging various ninja ukulele gigs via Twitter. She’s had a few ukuleles along the way – most of them fairly cheap and easy for newbies to get hold of.
The first ukulele I noticed her with was a bright pink, sparkly, soprano Mahalo ukulele in this video. You can see it more clearly in this photo.
Since then she’s regularly been seen with a soprano Hilo ukulele with a playing card and various bits of black tape on it as in this picture.
More recently, AFP has splashed out on a rather higher quality ukulele for her gigs: a tenor Pono ukulele as seen in this photo.