Ukuleles and Luthiers:
"FLUKE" ukulele - Made in USA, these are also triangular in shape, but slightly different from the Doane Style. Wonderful to play, great sound, easy to carry around. Excellent as an alternative to the standard ukulele!
G STRING UKULELES - Located in Halawa Valley on Oahu, GString Ukulele continues to build instruments at a high degree of excellence at competitive prices. Hawaiian hand-crafted quality and sound! Check out the custom "Signature series"
KAMAKA UKULELE - The only early Hawiian ukulele manufacturer still in business! One of the most respected name in Hawaiian ukuleles since 1916.
KALA UKULELE - Kala offers quality, affordable instruments for the Ukulele enthusiast and novice alike.With over 40 models currently offered, there is an instrument to fit everyone's tastes and budget.
KEKAHUNA UKULELE - These finely hand-crafted, grammy-award winning instruments are custom built by George Bence. For those seeking to have an instrument built for them with quality woods and custom designs - well worth checking out.
KONA "WALKINGBASS" - These unique 3-stringed (Slack Key) or 4-stringed (Standard) electric "stick" basses are priced right for your Uke program. Great for beginners! You must check these bases out!
MYAMOE - Offers professional-grade custom ukuleles in a variety of models from stunning imported & domestic hardwoods. Based in Washington State, U.S.A., the company prides themselves in producing instruments with everything that the serious musician should demand, but features that are even more important to the beginner & intermediate player.
ROAD TOAD UKULELES - Custom ukuleles by "Owen" Keoholaumakani Holt, Jr. since 1998. Very unique designs and specialty woods are the signature of Owen's instruments. He also specializes in the Bufo Bass Ukuleles which were the basis of the "U-Bass" produced by Kala Ukuleles.
Retail Stores and Supplies:
EMPIRE MUSIC - BC's largest supplier of music equipment, instruments, and teacher resources for your classroom needs. Empire Music has been supplying ukuleles and ukulele related parts and materials for your school programs for many years. A U.S. Catalogue is also available.
FUNCTIONAL ACCESSORIES - "Spice up" your uke with a rainbow of colours! This Canadian site offers accessories that make your ukulele fun with coloured (Aquila Silkgut) strings from Aurora Strings, and also an assortment of fun novelty picks. Great for your classroom needs!
THE HUB - Buying guide for the ukulele enthusiast. This website (by Musicians Friend) offers some good advice about purchasing your first / next ukulele. Contains information about ukulele sizes, history, a variety of currently available brands, accessories and more. Check out this site before purchasing a ukulele!
LARSEN MUSIC - Located in Victoria, B.C., Larsen offers support to local Vancouver Island schools with musical instruments and rentals. They carry a great selection of ukuleles, including Mele, Kala, Ohana, Ko'olau, Pono, Goldtone, Flea and Fluke, vintage and used instruments, and a variety of accessories for your ukulele programs.
MUSIC PLANT- Located in Campbell River, B.C., the Music Plant offers a wide selection of music instruments and accessories for upper Vancouver Island. A comprehensive selection of ukuleles - Kala, Lanikai, Makala, Fender, Oscar Schmidt. Supporting the music programs in schools on N. Vancouver Island for over 30 years.
SOUTHERN UKULELE STORE (U.K.) - Located in Bournemouth, England, the "Southern Ukulele Store" offers a very large selection of quality ukuleles made in Europe, to high-end Hawaiian ukes. If you are visiting the U.K. or looking for something different in a name-brand ukulele, please be sure to check out their inventory of fine instruments.
TOM LEE MUSIC - Tom Lee Music has 8 store locations on the lower mainland and Vancouver Island. They carry a large range of quality ukuleles from entry level to intermediate priced instruments. Please check their website for up-to-date inventory amd pricing.
SHOULD YOU CHOOSE A TOY UKULELE OR A REAL UKULELE FOR A CHILD? - A article by blogger Jennifer Hughes. Suggested reading before you purchase an instrument for your child.