Southern Ukulele Store

  • Ukulelia – July: Two Chord Songs & the Calypso Strum

    Happy July, ukulele strummers! Welcome back to a brand new, shiny update from the Southern Ukulele Store's monthly fixture: Ukulelia. Every month, rain or shine (and in this case, a bit of both), we take this opportunity to share some of our favourite posts, blogs and resources from our favourite...
  • Ukulelia – June: Jazzkelele & Life on Four Strings

    Welcome to summer, ukulele lovers! The weather's been a mixed bag so far, but we hope you've have the chance to shoehorn in some al fresco ukulele sessions during the season's sunny spells. If you're not feeling the ukulele groove recently, our brand new Ukulelia round up should put a...
  • Interview with Aaron Keim (Quiet American)

    The second in our series of chats between Nicci and famous Ukulele players at Grand Northern Ukulele Festival 2016. Aaron Keim - A Brief Chat What ukulele do you perform with? I perform with a bunch of different ukuleles, all of which, I made. So I build musical instruments for...
  • An interview with Phil Doleman at the GNUF (Grand Northern Ukulele Festival) 2016

    None of the team here at SUS could make it up in person to the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival in May 2016. Thankfully though, friend of the shop Nicci was on hand to interview a couple of the performers about what influences the music they play and the tools they...
  • Ukulelia – May: Common People & Here Comes the Sun

    Hello ukulele fiends! Welcome, one and all, back to Ukulelia. This is the Southern Ukulele Store's monthly roundup of our very favourite ukulele blogs, news, websites and resources from the past month.

    We love keeping up with all things ukulele online, and finding out what you've all been up to with everybody's favourite four-stringed instrument (yes, that's right, the ukulele – begone, violinists!). So without further ado... Continue reading

  • Ukulelia – April: George Formby & Easy Eight Chord Wonders

    Testing, testing – one two, one two – welcome back to Ukulelia, the Southern Ukulele Store's hotspot for news, views, how tos and helpful resources, all pertaining to everyone's favourite diminutive instrument: the ukulele. Each month we gather the best ukulele stuff from all over the web and put it all together in a bumper roundup of ukulele awesomeness.

    This April: Discover the intriguing international story of Coffee Rumba, find out more about the life and music of legendary ukulele entertainer George Formby, plus get strumming 12 easy eight chord songs for beginners in next to no time. Continue reading

  • Ukulelia – March: Crash Courses & Facebook Stalking

    Do, re, mi, fa, so – and welcome to a brand new edition of Ukulelia, the Southern Ukulele Store's monthly round up of the very best in ukulele from right across the world wide web.

    Every month we help everyone from ukulele novices, to experienced players, find their perfect instrument and ukulele accessories, but we also like to keep tabs on the online ukulele community. That's why, every month, we serve up a bumper scoop of the best blogs and ukulele news we've been enjoying. Continue reading

  • Strings In Depth Part One - D'Addario Ukulele Strings

    Warning (Timmy Mallett will appear in this blog) Ukulele Strings by brand Last year I wrote several blogs that broadly covered Ukulele strings by brand. I must admit that I was a bit concerned nobody would read them but the response was overwhelmingly positive and hasn't ever really stopped coming...
  • Ukulele Capos - What to buy and why..

    Ukulele Capo's   Good day to you, have you ever used a Ukulele Capo? I have it on good authority that the 14th most searched online Ukulele related term in the UK is for a 'Ukulele Capo'. With good reason too. For those of you that have never used a...
  • Ukulelia – February: World Ukulele Day & 100 Four Chord Tunes

    A warm, musical welcome back to the February edition of Ukulelia, The Southern Ukulele Store's monthly round up of some of the very finest recent blogs and online resources all about everybody's favourite stringed instrument – you guessed it – the ukulele. Each month we keep our beady eyes firmly on what's going on with ukulele lovers all over the world wide web, all so we can serve you a piping hot slice of the very best stuff in our regular round up. Continue reading

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Kala Ukuleles In-Depth
Everyone has heard of Kala Ukuleles but what do they sound like? Join us in a new series of comparison videos where we compare as many different Kala Ukuleles as possible.
Top 10 Ukuleles of 2018
If you are after a completely impartial guide to the best Ukuleles out there at the moment - please check out our video of the Top 10 Ukuleles of 2018. Covering most price ranges and sizes - this video will hopefully offer some insight into what instruments stand out of the pack.
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...
NAMM 2019
Alex and Phil are off to sunny California next week in search of Ukuleles? The NAMM show has proven to be a fantastic source of world class Ukuleles in previous years- While we wait to learn what is just around the corner take a look at Alex's blog post about last years show.