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One of the unique shops at The Shops at Wailea, Mele Ukulele has been in business on Maui for over 20 years, and in 2016 they received from Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa the Maui Mayor's Small Business Lifetime Achievement Award! They have been in business building professional-quality ukuleles for over 23 years, and their original retail store location has been at the same spot in Wailuku for 20 years. Without a doubt, they have become the most established manufacturer of ukuleles on Maui, by focusing exclusively on the ukulele and striving to offer the best possible quality at very reasonable prices! Just about any local islander will tell you that Mele is the best place to buy a uke, as will Maui Time Magazine, Yelp!, and concierges all over the island.

Mele ukuleles have become famous worldwide. From luau shows in Tokyo, to hula performances in Germany and Switzerland, to Warren Buffett’s shareholder meetings here in the USA, you will see Mele ukes doing the job for which they are designed, which is to look good, sound great, and be easy and richly rewarding to play. (Warren plays a Mele, as does Oprah, John Fogerty, Sammy Hagar, Steve Miller, Colin Hay, Henry Kapono, Uluwehi Guerrero, Mick Fleetwood, HAPA, and a surprising number of the world’s most famous people!

Upon the opening of the Wailea location in 2014, Mele expanded the inventory and relaunched the Premium Deluxe Mele Ukulele line of high-end custom ukuleles, which had been absent for some 10 years, as well as vastly expanding their Maui Ukulele Company economy line. They also have vintage collectibles by Martin, Kamaka and other legendary manufacturers. They have just about any uke accessory one might want.  For more information, make sure to check out their website: meleukulele.com