Fleonalu, which can also be called The Ukalin, is a new musical instrument that was created by Daniel M. Sanchez with the intention of combining the sound and technique of violin and ukulele. “I’ve always loved the violin and how beautiful it is and I have also always loved the way it feels to play the ukulele. So combining the two instruments just seemed natural to me,” explains designer Sanchez.
Fleonalu makes traditional ukulele sounds when strummed and creates an entire new sound with played with a string. The creation of new musical instruments is fascinating for the depth they add to music by creating new sounds. Getting used to them is an often resisted period for people, who interestingly enough, always seem to love it after it makes the radio.