In a world full of musicians, Dhani Harrison is undoubtedly prolific.
He has composed scores for movies, television programs and video games. He boasts an extensive discography, whether solo or with his bands, thenewno2 and Fistful of Mercy. And, he has collaborated with some of the most respected artists around the globe.
But when Fender approached Harrison about working on an instrument that would carry his name, he wanted to bring it back to something that was near and dear to his heart.
“I tried to think, if I did a signature model with Fender, what would it be?” Harrison recalled. “The first thing I thought of was that it had to be a ukulele.”
BACK TO HIS BEGINNINGS
The son of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer George Harrison, Dhani Harrison grew up around countless instruments, including a variety of ukuleles. Some of the sounds that influences Harrison at a young age included 1940s English entertainer and ukulele player George Fromby and Hawaiian uke legend “King Bennie Nawahi.