Reviews

Stewart N, Googles

This is a really great little shop, with a huge range of ukuleles starting at about $100 and going up from there. No touristy crap here- these are high quality instruments, and the shop owner really knows his stuff. They have other stringed instruments here too, and I was impressed by the range and number of instruments, and accessories. This is a great place to spend some time and some cash. Highly recommended!

Amy T, Google

Super fun place to visit. Quality of the instruments and art work is terrific. You'll find something to take home with you.

Danny F, Google

Took our 12 year old daughter in to shop for her new instrument. The adorable clerk was so kind and helpful, and the shop had a great assortment of both instruments and accessories. This is a place to check out for sure if you are into the ukulele.

Marissa S, Google

One of my favorite experiences whilst visiting my home away from home. 


Loved this place!

Michelle, Google

In mid-January, we stopped in Hawi to go to Bamboo Restaurant. We ended up parking in front of this gallery and decided to stop in. LOVE IT! It was the last day of our Hawaiian vacation and I finally made a purchase - a Soprano Ukulele! I've never really played a string instrument before but their free Ukulele lesson sold me! I bought a case, a tuner, and some books. I'm having so much fun! I've only had my Ukulele a month and I can't believe how far I've come. I have a long way to go before I will call myself a Ukulele player but I'm really enjoying the journey and the regular reminder of a GREAT vacation! Wonderful store, wonderful people! Thank you!

Graham D, Google

This is a friendly store, to say the least. They carry a stunning collection of the finest in new and vintage ukuleles. Both well and lesser known Island luthiers are represented. They also carry mid to entry level imports priced better than mail order. Thank you, Richard. I'll recommend your store to anyone.

Anonymous, Yelp

Great store. It's a history lesson walking through. Richard was great!
Helped us buy a beginners uke, took his time and made us feel like regulars!

Anonymous, Square

Wonderful experience. Excellent and patient advice led to the perfect instrument for me.

Anonymous, Square

Super friendly and delightful to deal with. Zero pressure shopping!

Paul G, Foursquare

Great place to buy a pro ukulele. Good selection in a wide range of prices.
Richard, the owner, knows his shit. Cool collection of vintage instruments, too. Charming place.

Nancy K, Burbank

Wandered into this little shop and was amazed by the selection of vintage ukuleles. It may be small on the outside, but inside there were three rooms full of ukes going back to the twenties. There were Martins, and banjo ukes, and many other really excellent ukes from different eras and makers. I bought a 70's era Kamaka Pineapple uke that just sounds beautiful. I also picked up a case for it that was really great and many people stopped me during my travels to ask me where I had gotten it. He also had a nice selection of CDs of vintage ukulele music and performers. There weren't that many music books, but the ones there were well chosen. There was also a nice selection of vintage Hawaiian shirts for sale. It's not the kind of store you go to searching for a bargain, but if you are looking for a quality vintage ukulele from a very knowledgeable and helpful shop than this place is definitely worth a visit."

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This business is great. They have an amazing & extensive collection of ukuleles for sale that is quite impressive, as well as other unique island stuff. The owner rocks! He gave us a 5-minute "Ukulele 101" class. My husband and I learned how play a few notes, the proper way to strum, and that it's important to swing our hips. We bought a little 'pineapple' ukulele, which has a deeper tone and that cool shape, plus some Hawaiian CDs. He kindly threw in a couple of neat stickers to our bag. What a fun shopping experience. I promised the owner I'd give him a heads-up when I've progressed in my ukulele playing to the extent that I'll be posting YouTube videos. Get yourself in there and buy a ukulele for yourself AND a friend!

Chuck S, Facebook

Great vibe - worth the trip no matter where you are on the Big Island!

Anonymous, Yelp

We happened in this shop while in Hawi. We met Dennis McKenna. He was offering free five minute ukulele lessons. I'd actually played a little soprano ukulele in college. it was so much fun getting a refresher course with Dennis that I bought a tenor ukulele from Richard. This is a wonderful shop with a great selection of instruments. I look forward to visiting it again.

Anonymous, Square

Wonderful experience. Excellent and patient advice led to the perfect instrument for me.