Originating in Hawaii, the tiny ukulele has blossomed into one of the most popular stringed instruments on the planet. Easy to play and tote around, the uke is a great instrument for kids, adults, beginners, folks who already play guitar or another instrument, and those who just want an instrument to accompany singing.
We love the ukulele at Parrish Music. We both play and teach the uke. We have a huge selection of brands, styles, and models to choose from and will be happy to help you find the perfect companion.
KoAloha ukuleles are all hand made in Hawaii from solid koa in a small family factory. As real as it gets. They are expensive, but worth every penny when you are ready for a top of the line professional instrument. Availability limited. We also carry Opio Ukuleles, designed by KoAloha ukuleles and built in their factory in Thailand. A more affordable KoAloha option.
Best known for their classical guitars, Cordoba also makes a quirky line of great sounding ukuleles. They build solid top instruments out of mahogany and blackwood or acacia (very similar to koa). One of our best selling lines. Great quality and tone.
Mainland Ukulele is a small company based in Indiana, of all places, and they do things a little different. They spec all their instruments and have them built in China, but they do all of the final assembly in the USA. So they install the tuners, electronics, and strings and do the final set up. They results speak for themselves – really gorgeous ukuleles with big tone.
Kala is the biggest name in ukuleles these days, and for good reason. Kala has an incredible selection of models, woods, and features! Something for anyone, really. And they are built with quality in mind. We stock some of their more unusual models alongside the standards.
Ohana is the stealth brand of ukulele. They don’t advertise much, or push their name out there. But they make first class ukuleles in some unusual combos – cedar top on willow is one of our favorites. Definitely worth a strum.
Flukes, and Fleas, and Fireflys! The Magic Fluke Company builds their innovative instruments in Massachusetts. USA made quality along with non-traditional shapes and ideas make these ukes stand out. And stand up!
Oscar Schmidt Ukuleles
Oscar Schmidt is one of the larger manufacturers of ukuleles and they have an extensive line. We carry their unique models, like the Trembesi wood modeled after a vintage parlor guitar.
We are one of only five US dealers for these fine ukuleles, built overseas but based in Indiana.
Yes, we have even more. At any time we have ukuleles from Stagg, Makala, Kohala, Diamond Head, Mahalo, Kanaloa, Eddy Finn, Republic and more.
Don’t forget to ask for a copy of Ted’s ukulele instruction book!
Parrish Music Store Hours
Tuesday through Friday
1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.