In our final issue of 2015 (released December) we feature the fantastic ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, who tells us all about how he created his hit arrangements. We also have plenty from some of the world's best instrument makers, with an interview with Bill Collings in the US, and a discussion on the properties of spruce from Pete Howlett.

There's more from George and Will from the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, a tour diary from The Mersey Belles and the latest adventures of our travelling Brüko. Richard Gilewitz returns with some useful fingerpicking exercices, while Ben Rouse helps you learn some Vivaldi and Phil Doleman shows you how to play his latest song.

As well as these special features, there are also plenty of gear reviews, with a look at the Sidekick Banjolele from New Zealand, five of the finest ukes made in the far east and a look at what's in Zoë Bestel's gig bag.