UkuLeeShee

Ukuleles Painted By Hand in Toronto, Canada

Toronto, Canada · 115 Sales

UkuLeeShee

Ukuleles Painted By Hand in Toronto, Canada

Toronto, Canada 115 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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I am taking a break from the ukulele business for now. Thank you for your support.

Happy strumming!
Jenny

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Last updated on Sep 9, 2017

Hello and thank you for visiting UkuLeeShee.

I am taking a break from the ukulele business for now. Thank you for your support.

Happy strumming!
Jenny

Jenny Lee Shee

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Welcome to UkuLeeShee

Hello and thank you for visiting my shop. I'm Jenny, a Toronto teacher, cat lover, bike rider, ukulele player, and now ukulele artist.

I started playing the ukulele in the summer of 2012 and I fell instantly in love. It's such a happy, easy-to-learn, portable instrument. Throw it in your backpack and fun is on its way! I taught myself to play the first four chords by watching YouTube videos. If I can learn, anyone can!

In the summer of 2014 I moved back to Toronto after a year in Bali (yes, Bali!) where I had given away two of my ukuleles. I bought myself a little white uke as a replacement and then one day had a Eureka moment when I remembered I had Sharpie paint markers in my desk. I picked them up, started doodling on the back of the ukulele, and ta da! UkuLeeShee was born.

Please get in touch with any questions you may have about ukuleles or to request a custom order.

Happy strumming!

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Last updated on February 17, 2017
Welcome to UkuLeeShee and thank you for visiting.

I love soprano ukuleles. They're such pretty little instruments. The ukuleles in my shop have been hand-painted and decorated to add a little love.

Ukuleles are experiencing a huge surge in popularity these days and rightly so! Because of this, it can be difficult to get certain colours. If there is any delay in getting the colour you want for your order, I will get in touch to let you know. You can also send me a message before you order and I can find out about availability for you.

As each item is made to order, your ukulele may vary slightly from the photos shown. Each instrument is hand-painted and therefore one-of-a-kind.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If there is a problem with your ukulele when it arrives, please get in touch right away so we can try to resolve the issue.
Payment
For help making a purchase and checking out on Etsy, please see this guide: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

I accept Paypal, Etsy Direct Checkout with your credit card, and Etsy Gift Cards.
Shipping
Your order will be prepared and shipped within 5-7 business days. If there are any delays, I will be in touch immediately to let you know. After that, shipping takes anywhere from 6 - 21 days. Please get in touch if you'd like to arrange for faster shipping.

Your ukulele will arrive nestled safely in its original packaging. This means wrapped in plastic inside the manufacturer's sturdy cardboard box, along with some packing materials to protect the body and neck of the ukulele. Some ukuleles also come with gig bags to protect them from scratches. Due to the unusual shape and size of the box, shipping costs are higher than you might expect for such a light instrument.

If you are in Toronto, I'm happy to arrange local pick up to save on shipping costs.

International customers are responsible for any customs fees or import duty taxes. Your customs form will be marked with the actual value and description of your purchase as required by law.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ About Ukuleles

Q: Are these good ukuleles for beginners/children/in general?

A: Soprano ukuleles are great for beginners and for children. They are small, portable, and inexpensive.

What is sometimes frustrating for beginners is having to tune the ukulele frequently. This is true for most ukuleles, but inexpensive brands do tend to need more frequent tuning, especially at the beginning. To combat this frustration, there are a number of apps you can download to help you tune by ear. You can also buy a clip-on tuner which makes tuning your ukulele much easier. They generally cost about $20 at most music stores and the staff in the store will almost certainly be happy to show you how to use it.

If you have a ukulele expert on your gift-buying list, these ukuleles should be purchased as a personalized and fun gift, rather than a serious musical instrument.

Q: What kind of ukuleles do you use?

A: I use soprano ukuleles by Denver, Mahalo (MR1) and Emus, depending on the colour of the ukulele.

Q: When I'm tuning my ukulele, what notes should I be hearing for each string?

A: Starting at the top string (closest to your face) and moving down towards the bottom string (closest to the floor) a soprano ukulele's strings are G, C, E, A.

Q: Is it hard to learn to play the ukulele?

A: It's super easy! I learned my first four chords in a weekend by watching YouTube videos. Check out my YouTube channel for some of my favourite videos.
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0t3zXGoen5ODW6a_JP8zeA

There are also books available to help you learn. Many music schools and local musicians now offer ukulele lessons, too.

Q: Where can I find sheet music and songs for the uke?

A: There are a lot of websites that offer simple sheet music for ukulele players, such as:
http://ukutabs.com/top-tabs/99-most-popular-ukulele-songs/all-time/
and
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/top/top100_ukulele_chords.htm

I usually do a Google search for the name of the song plus the word 'chords.' Easy!

You can also buy ukulele songbooks at your local book store.