Southern Ukulele Store

  • 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

  • Wound Low G or Unwound Low G? That is the question...

    Wound Low G or Unwound Low G - That is the question? Good day to you, as I write this it is Wednesday morning and I have already answered the eponymous question 4 times by email this week. It is not unusual for me to speak to customers about this...
  • Useful Ukulele Links

    There are hundreds, possibly thousands of tab sites for guitar out there, but for ukuleles? Not so much. Don’t get me wrong, they are out there, just not in the abundance that you find with other instruments and once you’ve got a hankering for that one song it can be...
  • 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...
  • Ukulelia – January: Gospel Uke & New Year's Resolutions

    Happy New Year ukulele lovers! We hope you're ready for a 2016 full of picking, strumming and making excellent sounds on everybody's favourite instrument! We know we are. To get you off on the right foot, we've compiled the very best blogs and stories of the month into one handy...
  • Ukulelia – December: Getting Started & Christmas Ukes

    Hello music lovers, season's greetings and welcome back to Ukulelia, the Southern Ukulele Stores online spot for sharing the month's very best blogs and articles all about our favourite four stringed instrument. Every month we keep up with what's going on on the world wide web when it comes to...
  • Ukulele Speed Dating (Yes, really!)

    Nothing to do with us but certainly a unique concept that may appeal to some!   Ukulele Speed Dating Always stuck with your friends at Ukulele Jams? Afraid to talk to people in case they’re not single? Come along, meet other singles, and, with a drink as well as a strumalong afterwards...
  • Ukulelia – November: Polkas & Ukulele Quizzes

    Hello strummers and pluckers, welcome back to a fresh month of Ukulele goodness courtesy of the South Ukulele Store team. Every month our ukelele obsessives dive deep into the world wide web to bring you the best of ukulele news, inspiration and ideas from right around the world. This month...

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Iconic Mahogany Ukuleles
Right now, the most Iconic Mahogany Ukuleles in the world are made by Kiwaya - but which size is best? Soprano, Concert or Tenor?...
Ekoa or Carbon Fibre
This week we look at Blackbird and Klos Ukuleles - Which do you prefer Ekoa or Carbon Fibre? Check out this video for the battle of the synthetics...
10 x Tenor Ukulele Comparison Video
Our popular Comparison videos have been a bit fewer and far between during Lockdown but Alex did get around to comparing 10 popular Tenor models by Kai, Kala, Snail, Islander, Pono, Breedlove, Flight and Big Island recently. Check it out...
mango or koa
Do you prefer Mango or Koa? We have taken four popular Romero Creations models and found out for you...