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    Default high end shops on Maui.

    Guys is there a goto shop on Maui for higher end uke's. I have yet to find a soprano that I like in the usual places and well I will be on the island for about 10 days. Unfortunately I will only be on Maui for this trip and will not get to any of the other islands.


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    Lahaina Music
    910 Honoapiilani Highway Lahaina, HI 96761
    (808) 661-7625
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    Bounty Music in Kahului has a few. I was there last week. The good ones are behind the counter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wearymicrobe View Post
    Guys is there a goto shop on Maui for higher end uke's. I have yet to find a soprano that I like in the usual places and well I will be on the island for about 10 days. Unfortunately I will only be on Maui for this trip and will not get to any of the other islands.
    sure, go to Mele Ukulele, just up the road from Bounty Music. they have a huge selection of excellent ukes, nice people too. if a Mele uke is good enough for Warren Buffit it ought to be good enough for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Briangriffinukuleles View Post
    sure, go to Mele Ukulele, just up the road from Bounty Music. they have a huge selection of excellent ukes, nice people too. if a Mele uke is good enough for Warren Buffit it ought to be good enough for you.
    I have never even played a mele at this point, or considered it, will check them out. Bounty has some lower dollar stuff that I might want to check out.

    Really I want something similar to my old glyph custom in terms of tone, warmer, pure strummer . Never should have sold that thing. Trying to talk the wife into letting me take a puddle jumper over to see Joe / Kristan and try and find something on there wall that is similar to my older tenor Po'okela.


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    Aloha, I just got back from Maui last week. Check out Bounty Music in Kahalui and Mele in Wailuku. There is a well worn white label Kamaka soprano at a pawn shop in Wailuku. No visible damage, appeared to be straight and in fair shape, but the fret board showed a lot of wear. Their first asking price was $850, but it was barely worth one fourth of that, I told them so and they were willing to bargain. Have fun on Maui I love it there. Let me know if you want info on uke groups you could play with. Aloha
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    So I found a really good G-String tenor, but man I have way to many tenors, almost good enough for me to get it though. . A decent but not great Kamaka soprano and a decent Kanile'a concert. Going to swing by Bounty tomorrow if I can sneak out.


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    so where was the g-string tenor? could you add a list of places you frequented at the end of your trip? i'm over there in 53 days

    Cheers

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    In a weird little sho called

    Hawaii Ukulele & Gift Corporation lahania, it is near baldwin house.

    Its like a kiosk, older lady runs it. She was very nice. It was a really nice fingerpicking tenor. Built just the way I like it too, huge curl in the wood, bookmatched and no binding. She also had a decent Kamaka.


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    Cheers for the heads up! Although if its good what are the chances of it lasting?
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