New Ukulele Tutorial Series! “Close To You”- the Jake Shimabukuro Version – Part 1

on the fourth of January Jake Shimabukuro is releasing a new CD called Peace Love and Ukulele. You can preorder your digital download from his website – . I love Jake’s music and passion but neve really had the time to sit and figure out his compositions, actually most of them are beyond my technical ability, but his rendition of the Carpenters classic – “Close to You” from his Sunday Morning CD. If you do not have this album..Go to iTunes!!

New Kanilea Tenors – Hawaiian Beauties!

We just picked up some tenors from Kaneohe’s famous uke makers – Kanilea. The Kanilea company has been refining their design and articulations the last few years and they are surely at the top of their game. Joe Souza and Bill Griffen head a killer team of builders and finishers that are putting out a great value on a pro level ukulele.

What a cool uke for just over 100!!

We finally got in the brand new Luna “tattoo” model Concert ukuleles! I knew, based on the style and performance of it’s younger brother- the pineapple “tattoo”model, these ukes would be a great value! Value is factored by quality divided by cost, and these new Luna’s are way too cool for this entry level price range. The value is apparent when you strum them.

KoAloha Soprano (standard) Ukulele

The KoAloha company is a unique and innovative company making ukes here on the island of Oahu. This model is about the most affordable koa Hawaiian made ukulele. It may also be the loudest!