The Ukulele Store opens its first location at Waikiki Beach Walk®
RELEASE NUMBER 50/16
WAIKIKI, HONOLULU, HAWAII – Visitors to Waikiki Beach Walk® can hear the iconic sound of the ukulele resonating throughout the premier shopping, dining and entertainment center with the opening of The Ukulele Store in its first retail location in the heart of Waikiki. Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day, The Ukulele Store provides an opportunity for both beginner and expert ukulele players to enjoy the beauty and fun of Hawaii’s favorite modern Hawaiian instrument.
“The ukulele is such an important part of Hawaiian music and culture and The Ukulele Store celebrates the instrument’s rich history and tradition,” said Conchita Malaqui, general manager, Waikiki Beach Walk. “Waikiki Beach Walk is home to many one-of-a-kind boutique shops and The Ukulele Store makes an ideal addition to our ohana of world-class retailers and award-winning restaurants.”
The Ukulele Store offers free daily lessons to beginners, teaching participants how to play “Happy Birthday” during their first class. Shoppers can choose from a wide range of instruments, such as basic starter sets to full custom showpieces. In addition, the store carries guitars, basses, lap steel guitars, CDs, books, handmade Hawaiian crafts and ukulele-related accessories.
“Our location at Waikiki Beach Walk allows us to share our love of the ukulele and the beauty of Hawaiian culture with guests from around the world,” said Tyler Gilman, owner, The Ukulele Store. “From free lessons to custom handcrafted instruments made right here in Hawaii, The Ukulele Store is the one-stop shop to discover the joy of this beautiful instrument.”
Beginner sets, including an ukulele, soft case, electronic tuner and instruction booklet, start at just $99. The Ukulele Store also provides private lessons, appraisals, and more. For more information about The Ukulele Store, call (808) 888-5469 or visit facebook.com/TheUkuleleStore, Instagram @TheUkuleleStore and Twitter @TheUkuleleStore.