Pineapple Ukuleles were first developed in the 1920’s as a purposeful variation of the more common guitar shaped Ukuleles. However it was not originally intended to resemble a pineapple or to go by that namesake. That came later as people thought it looked very “pineapple-ish”.
The design though offers a very distinctive full rich sound that is appreciated and often preferred by many Ukulele enthusiasts.
If you are interested in discovering new tonal palates should give the pineapple Ukulele a listen, chances are you will be hooked. While many Ukulele companies follow the traditional mahogany styles, the Eddy Finn EF-PNAPL Pineapple Uke (see below) is made from Zebra wood which adds a very pleasing cosmetic touch and evokes a tropical ambiance as well as chime like harmonics to an already awesome warm rich tone. Try One!