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ratty
09-06-2009, 10:34 AM
could any one tell me where i could purchase a kanilea ukulele in the uk / england?

i'm after a k1 tenor low G and can't find one anywhere :(


thanks for any help.

ps. or even a place that sells nice ukuleles would be nice.

ukerazy
09-06-2009, 10:51 AM
Hey there, I don't believe you could get one in the U.K unless you got one used but then not many people would part with such an instrument. There is www.ukulele.de i got my Pono from him but he doesn't carry any of the K brands, he's in Germany and is great to deal with. I believe there is a shop in Italy that carrys Kanilea, i found it once while i was looking into getting one but i can't seem to find it now... try Google.
I just ordered a KoAloha from MGM in Hawaii as i knew i couldn't get one in the U.K without importing.

I hope this helps in some way.

Kanaka916
09-06-2009, 10:58 AM
According to the website, they don't have a dealer in the UK. There is one on Germany.
The Ukulele Shop
Belforter Str. 16
10405 Berlin
Germany
http://www.theukuleleshop.co.uk/index.html

The Ukulele Shop was based in London quite some time ago, but then moved its headquarters to Berlin. Richard was English, and Jana was German. I understand they moved to Berlin for family/personal reasons. The on line store continued functioning most satisfactorily (from the customers' point of view), but Richard told me the switch to Germany had caused some difficulties, so they decided to wind up the ukulele side of their business, and concentrate on other things.

The Southern Ukulele Store is a new British on-line seller of ukes. I've bought from them, and they are most satisfactory to deal with.

stores.shop.ebay.co.uk/Southern-Ukulele-Store__W0QQ_armrsZ1QQ_

John Colter (Ukantor)

Edit: that link doesn't work - just google Southern Ukulele Store

ukerazy
09-06-2009, 11:11 AM
According to the website, they don't have a dealer in the UK. There is one on Germany.
The Ukulele Shop
Belforter Str. 16
10405 Berlin
Germany
http://www.theukuleleshop.co.uk/index.html

The ukulele shop is now closed and the southern ukulele store on E-bay doesn't sell any high end ukes, just the Martin SO uke, Kala, Lanikai and Ohana brands among a few others.

upskydowncloud
09-06-2009, 11:15 AM
could any one tell me where i could purchase a kanilea ukulele in the uk / england?

i'm after a k1 tenor low G and can't find one anywhere :(


thanks for any help.

ps. or even a place that sells nice ukuleles would be nice.

It's pretty difficult to find any of the decent K brand Hawaiian ukuleles in the UK. Ukerazy is importing a uke and I had to actually go to America to get my Kamaka so the only way to get one is to buy it and import it without having seen or heard it.

Just out of interest why did you choose Kanilea over Kamaka, Koaloha or Koolau?

ratty
09-06-2009, 11:21 AM
Hey there, I don't believe you could get one in the U.K unless you got one used but then not many people would part with such an instrument. There is www.ukulele.de i got my Pono from him but he doesn't carry any of the K brands, he's in Germany and is great to deal with. I believe there is a shop in Italy that carrys Kanilea, i found it once while i was looking into getting one but i can't seem to find it now... try Google.
I just ordered a KoAloha from MGM in Hawaii as i knew i couldn't get one in the U.K without importing.

I hope this helps in some way.


thanks for the help ukerazy :)

ratty
09-06-2009, 11:25 AM
It's pretty difficult to find any of the decent K brand Hawaiian ukuleles in the UK. Ukerazy is importing a uke and I had to actually go to America to get my Kamaka so the only way to get one is to buy it and import it without having seen or heard it.

Just out of interest why did you choose Kanilea over Kamaka, Koaloha or Koolau?

hello upskydowncloud


its hard to say realy as i havent had a chance to play one, but they do sound good from what i have hered on youtube, and i also love the simplicity of the k1 design with no bells and whistles on it. simply beautiful looking and ticks al the box's of a great ukulele for me :)

Ronnie Aloha
09-06-2009, 11:30 AM
Doesn't MGM ship worldwide? How much are European import duties?

ratty
09-06-2009, 11:31 AM
According to the website, they don't have a dealer in the UK. There is one on Germany.
The Ukulele Shop
Belforter Str. 16
10405 Berlin
Germany
http://www.theukuleleshop.co.uk/index.html


thanks for the help Kanaka916 . :)

ratty
09-06-2009, 11:40 AM
Doesn't MGM ship worldwide? How much are European import duties?

hello Ronnie Aloha

i don't know, ive never imported an instrument :(

upskydowncloud
09-06-2009, 11:59 AM
hello Ronnie Aloha

i don't know, ive never imported an instrument :(

This website is very handy: www.dutycalculator.com (http://www.dutycalculator.com)

You pay 15% VAT and import tax plus shipping. For my Kamaka it would have been around 250 from what I recall which makes it really expensive!

ukerazy
09-06-2009, 12:12 PM
Doesn't MGM ship worldwide? How much are European import duties?

Yes he does, im expecting one from him this week. The import duty depends on how much the ukulele costs. The duty calculator as mentioned by upskydowncloud is very helpful.

You're welcome Ratty, glad i helped in some way.

chrisg14mac
09-07-2009, 02:31 AM
I just called Kristen at Kanile'a and ordered my K1 (a tenor). It arrives in 3 weeks. She said she can ship anywhere in the world. I would highly recommend ordering straight from the company (since you can order exactly the type of features you want, and you know who you are dealing with).

Kurobashi
09-07-2009, 04:27 AM
For Europe there's an Italian shop that sells Kanile'a, Mercatino dell'Ukulele (http://www.mercatinodellukulele.it/en).

I have already ordered there and I know it's a respectable shop (I even met Daniele personally at the Belgian uke fest). It's run by the people of the Aquila strings company.

kim jorgensen
09-07-2009, 08:44 AM
you're always in good hands with musicguymic. i've puchased many times from him and I love my kanilea tenor k-1. absolutely

Stones
02-24-2010, 03:30 AM
Hi, there aren't many Kanile a dealers that I know of in the UK, but I know that Forsyths in Manchester (0161 834 3281 ext 606) have one each Kanilea K-1 soprano, concert and low G tenor in stock - absolutely beautiful. I know, because I imported them and supplied them!

johncaudrey
02-24-2010, 03:42 AM
Talk to Paul (he posts on here as luapelele) at The Southern Ukulele store, he posted on a thread at the UK.lele social group http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/group.php?groupid=30 (you may have to join the group to read the posts) to say that he is expecting an order of six shiny new Kanile'a's coming in very soon. I'm not sure whether any of them are spoken for as yet and I know of several folks who are very interested in what he will have, including myself.
I am guessing if he gets enough interest and some sales he will start stocking them regularly.
Best of luck
John

johncaudrey
02-24-2010, 03:46 AM
I've just noticed that this is a pretty old thread that Stones has bumped today, so not sure if ratty has sorted his Kanile'a as of yet. Still good news that we may soon have Kanile'a ukes available in the UK.

John

MGM
02-24-2010, 06:16 AM
I have sent over a thousand K brands to Europe Customs varies from country to country but you can safely say its aboout 20% of total cost including the shipping why they tax the shipping is beyond me but they all do it.

Kimosabe
02-24-2010, 07:59 AM
I can't tell you where to buy one unless you can order one from musicguymic and have it shipped to you, but I will say I've had my k-1 low G for a year now and I wish I had gotten it straight off instead of fooling around with less expensive brands. It's definitely sweet. So, I don't know whether you'll have to pay customs duties or what but musicguymic on ebay is first rate and the best price around.

johncaudrey
02-24-2010, 08:04 AM
20% extra on the price of any Kanile'a is quite a lot extra to pay!

Dibblet
02-25-2010, 12:00 AM
Duke of Uke in London stock a couple of Kanile`as

http://www.dukeofuke.co.uk/ukuleles-concert-ukuleles-c-91_93.html?page=2&sort=2a

johncaudrey
02-25-2010, 12:26 AM
Duke of Uke in London stock a couple of Kanile`as

http://www.dukeofuke.co.uk/ukuleles-concert-ukuleles-c-91_93.html?page=2&sort=2a

There only seems to be one on their site. That particular uke (picture) has been up there for ages. I'm not sure if its a library photo and is just representative of a K2 concert that they regularly stock.
If you look closely at the headstock you will see it does not have the usual Kanile'a logo, I am asuming this is possibly a previous logo, so it may well be one they've had a long time!
It's also a lot cheaper than an K2 concert would cost anywhere else, which makes me somewhat suspicious!

I spend far too much time looking at ukulele store's websites!