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etudes
01-03-2019, 06:19 PM
Our annual meetings for my work are taking us to Maui this year. Where are the good uke stores?

kerneltime
01-03-2019, 06:45 PM
Our annual meetings for my work are taking us to Maui this year. Where are the good uke stores?
I would like to know as well!

robinboyd
01-03-2019, 10:35 PM
Hi. I went to Maui a few years ago and did a bit of uke shopping while I was there. I found 3 places worth checking out. They are Kula Gold, Mele Ukuleles, and Bounty Music. The links are below.

http://www.ukulelesinlahainahi.com/ukuleles/
https://www.bountymusic.com/
https://meleukulele.com/

Kanaka916
01-04-2019, 05:45 AM
Two other places to consider

Lahaina Music (http://www.lahainamusicmaui.com/)
910 Honoapiilani Hwy
Lahaina
808-661-7625

KP Ukulele (http://www.kpukuleles.com/)
458 A Front Street
Lahaina
808-667-0759

Brad Bordessa
01-04-2019, 08:05 AM
The Slack Key Show is usually worth a look. Peter DeAquino is a great Hawaiian style uke player who co-hosts the show.

My buddy Max Angel works at Lahaina Music. Fun, enthusiastic guy who jams all the classics.

If you happen to be going in June, there's the Kahumoku Workshop. Best uke week around. James Hill will be there this year.

robinboyd
01-04-2019, 02:20 PM
Ooooh, I wish I had known about KP Ukulele and the Slack Key Show when I was there. They look like great things to check out.

etudes
01-04-2019, 08:04 PM
Hi. I went to Maui a few years ago and did a bit of uke shopping while I was there. I found 3 places worth checking out. They are Kula Gold, Mele Ukuleles, and Bounty Music. The links are below.

http://www.ukulelesinlahainahi.com/ukuleles/
https://www.bountymusic.com/
https://meleukulele.com/


Looks encouraging- thanks!

etudes
01-04-2019, 08:08 PM
The Slack Key Show is usually worth a look. Peter DeAquino is a great Hawaiian style uke player who co-hosts the show.

My buddy Max Angel works at Lahaina Music. Fun, enthusiastic guy who jams all the classics.

If you happen to be going in June, there's the Kahumoku Workshop. Best uke week around. James Hill will be there this year.

Thanks- sound great.


Two other places to consider

Lahaina Music (http://www.lahainamusicmaui.com/)
910 Honoapiilani Hwy
Lahaina
808-661-7625

KP Ukulele (http://www.kpukuleles.com/)
458 A Front Street
Lahaina
808-667-0759


OK I can see my Uke itinerary taking shape. Thanks

etudes
01-05-2019, 05:57 AM
How do the Mele's compare to other made in Hawaii ukes? Not familiar with them..

Brad Bordessa
01-05-2019, 08:13 AM
They're good budget-level pro ukes. Lots of guys use them when a Kamaka is out of their price range. I never found them to be very vibrant in the sound department, but they're well built and easy to play. The shop is great. Worth a stop. FWIW, I think only some of their highest-end ukes are made in Hawai'i.

robinboyd
01-05-2019, 10:09 AM
They're good budget-level pro ukes. Lots of guys use them when a Kamaka is out of their price range. I never found them to be very vibrant in the sound department, but they're well built and easy to play. The shop is great. Worth a stop. FWIW, I think only some of their highest-end ukes are made in Hawai'i.

That's roughly my assessment. I ended up buying a Mele because I couldn't afford a K brand. I preferred the sound of Meles over Ponos and the looks over Opios, which are both in the same price bracket.

etudes
01-05-2019, 12:12 PM
That's roughly my assessment. I ended up buying a Mele because I couldn't afford a K brand. I preferred the sound of Meles over Ponos and the looks over Opios, which are both in the same price bracket.

Look forward to trying them out. I love the ukes I have but have yet to find an instrument that is really well balanced, without dead notes or wolf notes. The closest I have is the Farallon. I'm hoping to stumble into something on Maui that will fit the bill. Thanks for all your input.