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Bob’s Ukulele, Honolulu

Bob’s Ukulele, Honolulu

What to buy here: Ukulele. 

What has come to be an icon of Hawaii and Hawaiian music is not a Hawaiian instrument at all! Brought to Hawaii by Portuguese who arrived by ship in the early 1900’s to work the many ranches located throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Along with the ukulele, the Pukiki were also credited with bringing the twangy sounds of the steel guitar to the islands. There are many ukulele factory in the islands, but by far the most popular on Oahu include Kamaka and Koaloha. Today, Hawaii has embraced the ukulele in song and celebration. Expect a genuine high quality Hawaii made ukulele to range anywhere between $500 and $7000 dollars. 

Before heading out to scour the factories for that perfect musical instrument, a stop at Bob’s Ukulele at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. They offer a huge selection of everything from soprano to concert and tenor models. They offer the casual or serious shopper a wide variety of woods and styles. Kamaka and Koaloha are well represented in their inventory. Store hours are daily 10AM-10PM.

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Sight Name: Bob’s Ukulele
Sight Location: Honolulu, USA
Sight Type: Shopping
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