The history of the ‘UKULELE (pronounced “oo-koo-leh-leh,” not “you-ka-le-lee”) is fascinating, having arrived in Hawai‘i with Portuguese immigrants in the late 1800s. Since then, the ‘ukulele has been a key part of kanikapila (backyard jam sessions) and popular Hawaiian tunes.
Buy one for yourself, and learn all about the dirent sizes, styles and woods at KIERNAN MUSIC in old-town Kainaliu. There, you can talk to EXPERT LUTHIERS about repairs and materials, while browsing the CUSTOM-MADE ‘UKULELE-AND-GUITAR SHOP. They carry a full range of new, used and vintage instruments for beginners and expert players alike. KIERNAN MUSIC 808-322-4939