Resources

Being on an island introduces unique challenges in acquiring the tools and supplies needed in creating ukuleles. Here's a list of some of our favorite places to acquire supplies.  Please note that Big Island Ukulele Guild makes no representations  to the any particular service on this list.

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Supplies & Suppliers  

Ukulele Supplies on "Da Big Island"

Full Service Merchants

  • Stewart-MacDonald (http://www.stewmac.com) "Everything for building and repairing stringed instruments"
  • Luthieriers Mercantile International (http://www.lmii.com)  Another full service merchant for building and repairing stringed intruments 

Speciality Suppliers

Wood Suppliers

  • ON ISLAND - Ukulele & Guitar Sets
  • ON ISLAND - Wood Slabs
    • Aloha Woods  www.alohawoods.com, 808-329-5189. 73-4770 Kanalani St. inKailua-Kona. "Wood Lovers Candy Store".  Located in the New Industrial Center.
    • Hawaiian Hardwoods, 808-328-9329, K.D. Land Service & Olo Papa, 86-4180 Mamalahoa Highway in Captain Cook (about 20 miles south of Kona).
    • Hawaiian Koa Woods hawaiiankoawoods.com, 808-896-0956.
    • Kona Hardwoods www.roylambrechtwoodworking.com, 808-329-2877.  73-5573 Kauhola Street in Kailua-Kona.  Variety of native woods.  Located in the New Industrial Center.
    • Paradise Hardwoods  http://freewebs.com/paradisehardwoods/index.htm, 808-982-9192. 16-185 Kalara St. #E in Keaau.
    • Ray McGee  966-4506 or 509/290-4432 cell, Instrument grade koa for sale milled at the Greenwell Estate
  • INTERNET SALES

Tools


Local Services

Blade Sharening Service - “Da Cutting Edge” - Kamuela     http://www.hawaiisharpening.com Sharpens a wide variety of saw blades and Forrest and Frued.  Right up in Kamuela and does drop off in Kona occasionally.  See thier recent brochure.

Blade Sharening Service - Kea'au  808-982-7065  Table saw sharpening in Kea’au on the Eastside by Mark at Sharp Point Services . Good work at reasonable prices. 

Resaw Services  808-937-5452  Matthew D'Avella, a local woodworker, does re-sawing, when he has the time. He's in the same building as Aloha Woods, but it's always best to call him.

Bandsaw Blades 808-966-6323  In bulk rolls or welded lengths from Pegasus Guitars in Kurtistown. Best prices and best quality Hakansson Brand blades from Sweden with hardened teeth. Shipping by U.S. Mail available. 808-966-6323


Gumball Guitar

Articles, Photosites & Videos of Interest


Ukulele Internet Forums & Discussion Boards

BIUG Forum http://bigislandukuleleguild.org/forum/

Ukulele Underground http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/


Hand-outs & How-To's 

Materials provided in workshops or discussed at our meetings.


Miscellaneous



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