Who we are and what we do
Quite simply we sell in what we believe are quality ukuleles online at affordable prices. Since we are not a brick and mortar store we do not have the overhead associated with such operations and pass the savings to our customers. We deal directly with two reliable distributors dedicated in providing quality ukuleles and accessories at affordable prices.
Since we are an online store, you have all the protections and assurances as in most reliable brick and mortar stores. All purchases are handled through Pay Pal providing a secure means to transferring funds over the Internet and resolving any issue that may arise.
Obviously, being an online store does not allow customers to examine the item prior to purchase. However, this makes it all the more important to us that we provide accurate information and sell quality ukuleles and accessories that our customers can trust and be completely satisfied.
You can find more information about us on our About Us page.
What you may expect from us
- Fitted with exceptionally high quality hardware and strings and many varieties to choose from.
- Knowledgeable and friendly customer service to get an answer to your question or concern.
- We guarantee all of our ukuleles and accessories to meet or exceed your expectations.
- Offering the Soprano, Concert, Tenor, Cutaway Concert, Cutaway Tenor and Baritone ukuleles on our most popular series.
- Every ukulele is factory inspected to meet our strict design specifications and tolerances.
- All our ukuleles are made from quality woods, including Mahogany, Spruce, Cedar, Mango, Maple, Koa and more.
Why the Ukulele
Ever consider something different when it comes to musical instruments? Ever consider the ukulele? This often misunderstood instrument will open a whole new world to you as you explore its Hawaiian charm and versatility. The ukulele is stylish, portable and most importantly, affordable. Take it to the beach, share with family or friends or just relax and express yourself. You will be amazed on how easy it is to play and the variety of music you can play on this instrument.
From rock to ballads, from folk songs to love songs or whatever your musical taste may be, they can all be played on this amazing instrument. The ukulele is small, convenient and relatively inexpensive and you can quickly and easily learn the basics to a rewarding level. Play one yourself and bring your self back to the Islands.
If you are still not sure if the ukulele is for you or as a present, you may want to read The Ukulele - Just For Beginners for additional information.
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Why the Makai and Hawaii Kai Ukuleles
All our ukuleles were showcased at the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Trade Show in 2013 which is the world's largest, most important music products trade show. This allows for distributors to introduce new product lines and features; allowing for retailers to discuss pricing and brands to carry.
Many retailers consider the Makai and Hawaii Kai brands one of the best quality ukuleles for sale in their price range. Obviously this makes us quite pleased knowing that we are carrying products that our customers will be confident in purchasing and they will enjoy and be satisfied.
Makai Ukuleles At A Glance
Just starting out or new to the ukulele or on a budget; then check out our Mahogany Series. Looking for something with a brighter sound with a solid Spruce top; then visit our Solid Top Series. Maybe you are interested in a greater variety when it comes to sound and appearance? Then we suggest our Limited Series. Want an all solid ukulele with Aquila strings, then take a look at our Mango Series. If you want something that is truly unique in appearance, then visit our Maple Series If you prefer the traditional look and sound of a ukulele then see our Koa Series. Finally, if all solid ukuleles with a choice of Cedar, Spruce or Koa tops in concert and tenor ukuleles, some with cutaway body styles and built-in Fishman Sonitone pickups, then see our Performer Series.
Hawaii Kai Ukuleles At A Glance
If you are not into flash or features these ukuleles features really good quality and great value in a very affordable price. What makes the Hawaii Kai unique is they have deep sides, which help provide better low-end response. The matte finish in this series is ultra thin, making the beauty of the wood grain both show right through and breathe out sound better. So don't discount the basic essentials because we have done just that to put one in your hands.
So if you are not into frills and still want a really nice ukulele, then check out our Hawaii Kai 5 Series. Want a ukulele with a bit more flare, then check out our Hawaii Kai 40 Series. And if you want something really nice then you should check out our Hawaii Kai 50 Series.
Whether you look at the Makai or Hawaii Kai ukuleles, you will find attention to detail that our competitor’s lack. All our Makai and Hawaii Kai ukuleles are made from premium woods, including Mahogany, Spruce, Cedar, Willow, Rosewood, Maple, Mango and Koa. Each ukulele is outfitted with quality hardware, including tuners, strings, frets and more.
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Ukuleles Make Wonderful Gifts
We pride ourselves on offering an excellent selection of quality-crafted ukuleles to choose from at affordable prices online. Have a musically inclined child or grandchild or have someone expressing an interest in learning an instrument? With its smaller size the ukulele makes a wonderful gift. We offer many ukuleles to choose from that will turn your child or grandchild into a rock star.
Whether you are a beginner or a professional musician, we offer a variety of makes and styles to choose from. You will be amazed at the sound quality of these beautifully crafted instruments that you will enjoy playing.
Professional Setup Service - Makai and Hawaii Kai Ukuleles
Although every effort is made to ensure that our Makai and Hawaii Kai ukuleles are in proper condition, most plucked string instruments may require minor adjustments. This is especially true when it comes to intonation. Therefore we offer a separate setup service done by our professional luthier that will check and adjust for proper intonation, buzzing, action and smooth fret ends. Additionally, this allows for customers to address any particular concerns they want to bring to our luthiers’ attention. Send us a separate email with your concerns and we will forward it to our luthier.
Typically this service can take from 1 to 3 or more days, depending on demand. We will make every effort to get this service done as soon as possible.
Most luthiers charge $20.00 or more for similar services, however we are able to provide this service at a much more reasonable cost. If you have any questions or concerns on this service or if it is necessary, please contact us and we will address your concerns.
For those not familiar with what is involved in a professional setup, you can find additional information at What is Meant by a Setup for a Ukulele.
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Bill Me Later®
Bill Me Later is a service is offered through PayPal that allows you to receive your bill later. You will find this option once you complete the Check Out process by clicking on the Submit button. This option is available whether or not you have PayPal account.
If you do have a PayPal account, you will find the Bill Me Later option simplifies the payment process.
Bill Me Later is subject to credit approval, as determined by the lender, WebBank, Salt Lake City, Utah.
We are an authorized dealer for Makai, Hawaii Kai and Moku ukuleles. When you purchase an item from us you can be confident that we are providing you with a quality item that is backed by our customer satisfaction.
If you are still unsure about buying a ukulele or have questions please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page and you might find your answer.
Thank you for shopping with us
We look forward to serving you so please keep us in mind for all of your Makai, Hawaii Kai and Moku ukuleles along with our Armor hardshell carrying cases and gig bags, Metro Clip Digital Tuner and ukulele stand.
From all of us, thank you for shopping with us at New England Music Store.
Happy strumming and Aloha.
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