New Products & Ukes

  • SUS Swag and the soothing sounds of Singapore

    Oh, the heat! It's never ending. I hope you are all taking care of your musical instruments? July is always a funny month to be a music shop - Summer NAMM never seems to bring much Ukulele news and our suppliers seem to all be waiting for sexy, rare and...
  • Baritones, Mangos and Eastman - the Ukulele beasts from the east!

    It's been a while.. We have some very cool new things to show you this month so put the kettle on and lets get going. Mango KoAlohas - Mangoloha? KoAloha have obviously settled into their new larger Hawaiian factory very well because since I saw them at the NAMM show they...
  • Summer Holiday Blues... Kanile'a and UK Luthier built ramble

    Is there such a thing as the 'Summer Holiday blues'? Maybe I am alone in this but I just can't play sad songs on the Ukulele in the summer.. Last week I had the opportunity to try a Bonham resonator before it met its new owner and all I could...
  • KoAloha, Kamaka or Kanile'a - the Big 3 Hawaiian Tenor Ukulele Shootout

    I thought everything had been written extensively now about Ukuleles. I spent a lot of time recently searching websites and forums trying to figure out what would make someone choose a Kanile'a over a KoAloha or a Kamaka over a Kanile'a or a KoAloha over a... you get the drift...
  • How KoAloha and Kanile'a plan on ruling the world

    Have you ever noticed how everybody does Ukuleles now? Like, even the smallest music shops that don't have staff knowledgeable or enthusiastic enough about them to tune one up will have a few in stock... Five years ago you really weren't spoilt for choice of Ukuleles unless you really dug...
  • High End Ukuleles at SUS part two

    In part one we talked KoAloha, Kiwaya, Kanile'a. It took me several weeks to get around to it but here is part two... PONO If you are a performer or perhaps a multi instrumentalist that has roots in Guitar playing, you will probably know and love Pono Ukuleles. Here at...
  • High End Ukuleles at SUS Part One

    The subtle differences between the high end ukulele brands at the Southern Ukulele Store. Part One We get calls daily asking us to objectively compare ukuleles of different types and brands and although we welcome this enquiry, it can be very difficuilt not to play favourites when you get to...
  • Why are Beltona Resonator Ukuleles so sexy?

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    An unusual love letter.

    I think i’m in love… There I said it, its out there and now I have to deal with the consequences. I darn’t tell you to your face but I have these feelings, dreams and ideas of travelling the world holding you in my arms. I think that together we could put a smile on a lot of peoples faces and I know I will never be alone with you there to sing to me when i’m feeling blue.

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Kanile'a Kamaka KoAloha
When the stars align and the moon is full, on a quiet night in Bournemouth only once or twice a year - We have Kanile'a, Kamaka and KoAloha in one place at the same time! We decided to honour this yearly event by filming a video comparing all three brands and their Tenor standard models. This was one of our most requested videos of the year... Check it out and let us know your favourite!
Frequently Asked Questions
Did you enjoy our popular Frequently Asked Questions video? Good news is - Part Two is available to view now. (Part one is also available to view here)
Kanile'a Custom SUS models
After more than two years of development - we quietly launched our Custom model Kanile'a Ukulele last week. We honestly are in love with them and we hope you do too. Alex and Phil took them for a test ride, check it out...
Discount and Clearance
Check out the Discount and Clearance section now - I have just added more than 20 Ukuleles including all of your favourite brands from Kala to Kanile'a to Kamaka to KoAloha (and even some that don't begin with K!)