ukuleles in Kona, Hawaii

Just a few miles above Kailua-Kona, is the village of Holualoa. Once the bustling center of the Kona Coast, over the years it has attracted many artists and crafts people. Now famous as the art center of Kona, it has just about everything to offer the many visitors who discover this little piece of paradise.

Among these treasures is the HOLUALOA 'UKULELE GALLERY. Located at the south end of town, in the historic old Holualoa post office building, Sam Rosen has created a truly unique setting to display 'ukulele created by uke makers from around these Hawai'i islands. 'Ukulele and unique gift items are presented in a gallery atmosphere that you will find comfortable and inviting.

Featured instruments are created by some of the finest makers on the Big Island, and the inventory is always changing. You are encouraged to try any of the instruments on display. If you don't know how to play, Sam will show you how easy it is!

Some of the luthiers whose instruments are on display are:
  • Ken Joesting
  • Dennis Lake (PO MAHINA)
  • Chuck Moore (MO BETTAH UKES)
  • Bryan Luker
  • David Schmidt
  • Duskin Becker
  • Ernie Theisen
  • Howard Sakima
  • Larry Montaro
  • Leo Koshella
  • Michael L. Smith
  • Paul Arrington (POLOLU)
  • Sam B Rosen (BECK 'UKULELE)
  • Tom Parse
  • Woodley White
  • Konabob Stoffer (Kona Walkingbass)
  • ...and an occasional vintage KAMAKA or MARTIN

If you have any questions about the Gallery inventory, or about the workshops, please contact Sam.


Come to Hawai'i for a vacation, and build your own 'ukulele!

If you would like to build your own custom 'ukulele, we offer a ten day (7 hours a day) workshop with everything you need to complete a fine musical instrument that you have created with your own hands. Something that you and your family will enjoy for years!

This workshop is available year round, so you can plan your vacation around it.


Brian Colley built a beautiful 'ukulele here at the HOLUALOA UKULELE GALLERY. Click on the photo to view the process!

Here are some of the people who have experienced the pride and joy that comes from creating a beautiful koa 'ukulele with their own hands. You can too!.


If you would like to join these happy faces,
Contact Sam
before your next visit to the Big Island.


Thanks to Stephen Phillips of Bosshouse Music LLC for the tune
"Holualoa 'Ukulele".


Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday
from 11 AM to 4:30 PM.


...or by appointment.
CONTACT SAM AT
THE HOLUALOA UKULELE GALLERY

P.O. Box 416
Holualoa, Hawai'i 96725

Phone: 808/324-4100

koaukulele37@yahoo.com



76-5942 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, HI 96725