Southern Ukulele Store

  • Accessories that live a double life...

    Accessories that live a double life! Here at SUS we get dozens of enquiries every month about niche accessories that upto now, our suppliers and it would appear other territories have not had the need for and so nothing has been manufactured with the intention of fitting the purpose. As...
  • 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...
  • Aquila 23U2 - Low G Baritone GCEA

    Hi there, Just a short sharp blog today about a new set of ukulele strings we are offering. For a couple of years we have had a reoccurring enquiry from our customers that they are not able to get a set of GCEA baritone strings with a low G. Up...
  • Ukulelia – March: Amazing Frailing & Tahitian Ukulele

    Welcome back to Ukulelia ukulele lovers! Whether you love the music of ukulele's roots, or prefer the folky sound that comes from the clawhammer technique, we've got some great stuff to share this March... Continue reading

  • One man and his Guitalele - A tale of strings

    The ultimate search for Guitalele strings. About three months ago I fell in love with an instrument that came into the shop. I don't know if many of you have ever had the chance to play a Kanile'a GL6 but they are all a much welcome addition to any high...
  • D'addario - Great strings with overcomplicated names

    Daddario make too many good strings. As of February 2015, they make Nyltechs, Titaniums, Carbons, Rectified, Extrudeds and a whole host of other strings under the Pro Arte name. If you were to restring your ukulele with a different type of Daddario string every six months it would take you...
  • Ukulelia – February: Uke Goes Mainstream & Wikipedi a in Song

    Hi ukulele lovers, welcome back to Ukulelia, your harmonious monthly hotspot for ukulele news, views and noises. This February we've got some interesting bits and pieces especially for you. From a guitar guy's unexpected love affair with the uke, to Wikipedia in song, read on for the good stuff... Continue reading

  • Living or dying by the sword of Aquila!

    So many different types of Aquila! What do they all do? I'm glad you asked. Recently Daddario and Aquila released new ranges of strings. Aquila's are called the Lava series. It is very easy to google ukulele strings and read 'Monofilliment' this and 'super nylgut' that. Hopefully this post will...
  • It's all about the strings... (Updated)

    This Blog was originally published in January 2015 but our range of ukulele strings has broadened since then so I hope this updated version provides more insight. The great string debate.. Let's talk about strings. Every day my colleagues and I speak to at least several different customers that want...
  • Ukulelia – January – 3D Printed Ukuleles & Be Your Own Percussion

    Happy New Year uke lovely people! Welcome back to Ukulelia – Southern Ukulele Store's monthly round up of seriously good ukulele stuff. From Stevie Wonder playing a 3D printed ukulele,  to providing your own percussion as you play, we've got some excellent posts and resources to share with you this month. A-one, two, three, four... Continue reading

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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?...
Kanile'a/SUS Tshirt
Our brand new Kanile'a Manako T-shirt is available now to Pre-order. We all love a bit of merch! You can check it out here...
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...