Bosko & Honey play, endorse and are supported by:

Barron River Ukuleles

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These beautiful instruments are made by Allen McFarlen right here in the Cairns region of tropical Far North Queensland, Australia.

Honey’s Tenor is made from Tasmanian Blackwood with an Adirondack Spruce top and beautiful Art Deco styling. It is strung as a Low G instrument. You can read more about it and see the build process here on Allen’s website.
Bosko’s Concert is a 5-String ukulele in regular “C Tuning”, but with a high G and low G, with the high G on the outside. There is also a bigger distance between the two G strings so as to allow them to be fingered or plucked separately, if desired. It is made from Sapele Mahogany.
Here’s a demo Bosko recorded soon after it was made.


Allen also recently made and donated a gorgeous mahogany tenor to help raise funds for Ukulele BBQ Kuranda 2015.
See the instrument here

Bosko also still loves and uses his trusty Kiwaya KTC-3 Mahogany Concert… still getting better with age!


Bosko & Honey play, endorse and are supported by:

Worth Strings

We both use Worth Brown Medium strings. We haven’t yet found another string type that brings out the sound of the wood of our instruments as well as Worth Browns!

Brown is Best!

Brown is Best!


All Bosko’s ukuleles are fitted with passive K&K Twin Spot Pickups.
Honey’s uke has an active Mi-Si Acoustic Trio (battery-free preamp and L.R.Baggs under-saddle pickup).


Bosko uses a Red-Eye Twin Musical Instrument Preamplifier.
The Red-Eye preamps are made in Texas and were design for use with bluegrass style instruments… anything from fiddles to mandolins through acoustic guitars to double bass! Bosko reckons they’re perfect for ukuleles, and now his plugged-in sound is almost as good as the old condenser mic days!
Watch a demo here.
Buy within Australia here.
Honey used to use a Radial Engineering Tonebone PZ-Pre but she’s now switched to a Red-Eye as well! Even though her pickup is active… a good preamp can make all the difference to your live sound!

L: Red-Eye R: Radial Tonebone

L: Red-Eye R: Radial Tonebone