Ukuleles

Think Ukuleles are only appropriate for luaus? Think again. This compact stringed instrument is part of the guitar family and is undergoing a serious revival since the 1990s among all kinds of musicians. Ukuleles also are an unbelievable bargain for a serious musical instrument. Check out this recent article in the Contra Costa Times Newspaper Group "Ukulele class, jam in Lafayette reflection of small instrument's growing popularity" featuring Lamorinda Music and our Ukulele Jam.

 

The magic of the ukulele is that it is both a perfect instrument for someone who has never played anything before as well as the experienced musician wanting to expand their instrument world. Plus it is super-compact, and you can get a great quality uke for less than $200.

 

Want to learn about the Ukulele? Check out our Ukulele 101 page here.

 

Brands

We have the largest Ukulele selection in the East Bay (or maybe the entire Bay Area!) We sell hundreds of ukuleles every year, but we know each one is special and we take the time to make sure you have the instrument that is right for you in a fun, no-pressure environment.

 

We carry some of the leading brands of ukuleles made today, including:

  • Martin - One of the leading instrument brands in the world, their ukuleles are legendary and deserve their wonderful reputation. 

  • Kala  - headquartered close by us in Petaluma! In addition to great mid-priced ukuleles, they also offer the budget Makala line, the innovative U-Bass, and the hand-built Elite line.

  • Kanile'a - based out of Hawaii, Kanilea ukes are hand-crafted masterpieces. They also have a more budget-friendly Islander line that we like very much.

  • Ohana - this is a very innovative ukulele company that uses very interesting woods (like black & white striped ebony) and has a sweet vintage line as well.

  • Outdoor Ukulele - This totally cool company of out Bend, Oregon makes ukes that are made for hiking, kayaking, or any other outdoor activity. The ukes are super tough and can withstand extreme temperatures! 

  • Luna - in addition to great guitars (which we also carry), Luna makes wonderful ukuleles that are great values and terrific for beginner and experienced uke players alike.

  • Magic Fluke Ukulele - unique ukes (Fleas, Flukes, and Fireflies) all made in the USA. Sound like fun? They sure are!

Accessories

We have a wide selection of everything a uke player could need, like cases, tuners, stands, and straps. We also carry a great selection of ukulele sheet music and instruction books designed for the beginning and experienced ukulele performer.

 

Want to Play?

Come to our weekly Ukulele Club on Mondays from 7pm to 9pm. You can jam along with 30 or more like-minded ukulele fans of all skill levels. It is fun, low-pressure, and a great way to get to know your uke.

 

Want to Learn?

We have a great ukulele teacher, Gary Peare in residence. Come by and let us show you how fun the ukulele can be! He will have you going from novice to playing real songs in just an hour or two. Can any other musical instrument make that claim? No!

 

For further fun reading, check out Gary's Ukulele blog, Ukulelia.

 

 

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