The Aloani difference

Made in China - Modified in the USA

Ukuleles are made everywhere. Hawaii, Continental USA, Japan, Europe to name a few, but majority of affordable Ukuleles are made in China. In order to keep the cost down some corners need to be cut. Often the playability is not up to par due to high action or tuning machines that never seem to stay in tune. Other factors also affect the sound such as nut and saddle material. Soundports also help to liven up the sound. Compensation is many times slightly off making the instrument sound out of tune when played in the higher positions. Well, at Aolani Ukulele we know how a high end Ukulele should play and sound so we take matters into our own hands and address the little things that will help you focus on what matters to you – to make beautiful music! – and we are here for you.  Every Aolani Ukulele is custom made for us in China based on our specifications. ONLY solid woods are used and no laminates. A proprietary design based on the world renowned Cornerstone Custom Ukulele is the starting point, then we use a custom bracing system for better acoustics and a string through bridge for better soundboard contact. Upon arrival from the factory every ukulele is inspected for quality and graded. Then the work begins. First we cut a soundport on the upper bout ( a tedious and nerve wrecking process), then the nut and saddle gets replaced with an in-house aged bone nut and compensated saddle. Tuners get replaced with quality tuning machines such as Gotoh or Schaller. The frets are leveled and dressed and the ends attended to in order to smooth out the sharp edges. We then polish every fret and condition the fretboard. Once everything meets are strict requirements the Aaloni Ukulele is ready to be sent to its new home where it will provide many years of fun music making…

Our Mission

It’s our mission to bring you the best of both worlds for an uncompromising playing experience…

Every Aloani Ukulele is modified in California by our master Luthier.  From Tuning Machines to Nut and Saddle. Soundports and complete setup. We make sure your new Ukulele is ready to take on any musical challenge bringing you the best in playability and sound!