Posted on January 5, 2010September 9, 2021 by Dale Phillips Review: The Ukulele by Denis Gilbert & Ukulele Design & Construction by D. Henry Wickham Review: The Ukulele by Denis Gilbert & Ukulele Design & Construction by D. Henry Wickham Reviewed by John Calkin Previously published in American Lutherie #86, 2006 The Ukulele Denis Gilbert Windward Publishing and Press, 2003 ISBN 0-9728795-0-1 available from Stewart-MacDonald, $24.99 Ukulele Design & Construction D. Henry Wickham Trafford Publishing, 2004 ISBN 141203909-6 I hear that there’s a ukulele revolution going on out there. Maybe rebirth is a better term, I’m not sure. I live such an isolated life that major cultural changes pass me right by, but I hear in the wind that there’s a ukulele tsunami out there. I hope it’s true. It’s not like Hawaiian music automatically melts the stress off my bones. Heck, I’m a guitar maker and as such I don’t suffer any stress, right? But as a guitar maker I’ve sort of settled into my mold. It’s life-as-usual the year round. I’m ready for some excitement, for the next Big Thing. If it’s going to be ukuleles, so be it. That Gilbert and Wickham’s books came out within a year of each other suggests that something is happening. That their books are so much alike suggests that they know each other, or perhaps one taught the other. I don’t know and it doesn’t matter to me, but their books are enough alike that I decided to review them together. Become A Member to Continue Reading This Article This article is part of our premium web content offered to Guild members. To view this and other web articles, join the Guild of American Luthiers. Members also receive 4 annual issues of American Lutherie and get discounts on products. For details, visit the membership page. If you are already a member, login for access or contact us to setup your account.