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bynapkinart
05-30-2013, 04:11 AM
Hey all,

I just moved to Boulder yesterday and I'm going to need to find some great shops in the area, does anyone know/can anyone suggest a great uke shop or two? Thanks!

blowery
05-30-2013, 04:51 AM
I don't believe there are any specific "uke" shops there. I'm about 1hour north of you. A great music store/lutherie is:
http://www.hbwoodsongs.com They actually are having Uke jams now on their first page. I don't think the carry any K brand or higher end ukes.

Robbs music is another music store, but I don't know if they have any ukes.
http://bouldermusic.com


In dever there is Denver Folklore Center, only Kamaka dealer in Colorado: they also are Martin and Flea/Fluke dealer
http://denverfolklore.com/new_instruments.htm

thanks
Ben

Chris Tarman
05-30-2013, 12:19 PM
A second vote for the Denver Folklore Center. They're certainly not a ukulele-only store, but they usually have quite a few. And sometimes some cool vintage ones, too.

good_uke_boy
05-30-2013, 12:43 PM
Do they still have:
http://www.denverfolklore.com/instrument_photos/Santa_Cruz_Concert_Uke_mahogany_photos.htm
?

UkerDanno
05-30-2013, 02:45 PM
good luck! Was in Boulder over the weekend (Boulder Creek Festival). I'll be back in August!

Chris Tarman
05-30-2013, 06:26 PM
Do they still have:
http://www.denverfolklore.com/instrument_photos/Santa_Cruz_Concert_Uke_mahogany_photos.htm
?
I think they did the last time I was in there, but that was several months ago (maybe more like a year ago!).

garyg
06-01-2013, 03:44 AM
I visited wood sounds in March, they had a number of ukes but as a previous poster said, no K-brands or higher end ukes. No vintage ukes either. Nice folks though.

jwieties
06-01-2013, 04:02 AM
A second vote for the Denver Folklore Center. They're certainly not a ukulele-only store, but they usually have quite a few. And sometimes some cool vintage ones, too.

Man I miss this shop. Truly one of the best music shops in the country. Not because of their incredible inventory... But because of the people. The owner, Harry, is a bit oh a folk icon. It is likely the best selection of ukuleles in the area. Well worth the trip if you are in the area.

jwieties
06-01-2013, 04:06 AM
Forgot to mention Swallow Hill. Not a music shop, but an excellent music school, concert venue and supporter of all things ukulele. Looks like Aaron is putting on a workshop and concert soon.
https://swallowhillmusic.org/public/detail.cfm?classID=9AC44E75-CE06-6695-56398F1BD5A3C093

Gadzukes!
06-01-2013, 05:01 AM
I live in Louisville, just outside Boulder.

Robb's music has a good selection of Kala and a few other brands, but nothing high end. Woodsongs has a small selection (usually less than 5), again, nothing high end. They occasionally have vintage. Your best bet is the Denver Folklore Center, which has a huge selection and a few high end instruments.

Also google the Boulder Ukulele Group which meets every few weeks.

ricdoug
06-01-2013, 01:49 PM
Meet up with the Boulder Ukulele Group and they'll let you know, based on their experiences:

http://www.boulderukulelegroup.com/BUG_About_Us.php

kkarl
06-01-2013, 03:25 PM
I definitely recommend HB Woodsongs. They have more ukes now, and a nice selection of Ohanas. I bought a tenor Ohana this March and I got great service. Also a nice lutherie upstairs. Denver Folklore Center is great also.