Manea Ukuleles

Manea Ukuleles are a Hawaii-based ukulele company with a particular emphasis on Polynesian culture. So as well as the standard Hawaiian-style ukulele they also sell Tahitian ukuleles. Importing them from Tahiti, The Cook Islands and Rapa Nui.

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On Video

Hector Bernaldo discusses Manea’s range of ukuleles.


  1. Curt December 19th, 2014 11:58 am

    Such beautiful workmanship on these Ukuleles would love to own one.

  2. Scott January 27th, 2015 2:47 am

    I bought a Tahitian ukulele from these guys and it was awesome! Their shopping cart isn’t up yet but I emailed them for their inventory and got an answer within an hour with pictures of what they had and a pricelist of their inventory. The best part is they offer free shipping from the islands! Got my ukulele here in Florida within a week and was off and running. Luckily lots of stuff on Youtube about the Tahitian uke. Customer service was top notch. Called them just to ask a few questions and they were very helpful! These guys really love what they do.

  3. QueenTofu January 28th, 2015 5:54 am

    I have been playing the ukulele for fun for almost two years. My first ukulele was a concert Pono. It gives a good sound, but one day, I was at an uke fest and my friend suggested that I should check the Manea booth. I saw the beautiful koa soprano ukulele. I strummed it several times and boy, the strum gave a rich tone and it was louder than my concert uke…even, in a noisy location. I was stunned that this teeny tiny soprano would give a such a nice sound. Next thing I know, I was talking beyond the make of the uke; I was talking prices, etc. He gave me a price that I could not refuse. I really wasn’t into purchasing another uke. What was wrong with me? The next thing I know; I returned and it was a done deal. I was the owner of a new soprano Manea ukulele. The only thing they did not have, was the case. Hector Bernaldo said he would send it. If not, remind him. I did within a week, I got my uke bag too. He was right, the ukulele resonate amazing sounds, and I have been happy with it. I bet my concert Pono is jealous.

  4. Bill January 31st, 2015 3:30 am

    Got back from Tahiti and never got a Tahitian Uke so after kicking myself I started looking on ebay and craigslist for one and no luck. A buddy of mine in our local uke club told me about Manea Ukuleles so I contacted them and sure enough they had some. Sent me some pics of what they had and after picking the one I wanted it was shipped to me the next day. Shipping was free and I got it within a week via Fedex. If your in the market for a Tahitian Uke, they will hook you up!

  5. Michael Colacino February 3rd, 2015 3:59 am

    As a frequent visitor to Hawaii, I’ve been thinking of buying a ukulele for some time. I recently took the plunge and purchased a Manea concert ukulele in koa. I also purchased a Tahitian uke. I’ve only been to Tahiti once, but fell in love with the sound of the Tahitian uke while I was there. Both Ukuleles sound great and are very playable, even for a haole like me. Hector Bernaldo is great to work with. I couldn’t be happier with the workmanship and sound of both ukuleles. I highly recommend Manea Ukuleles.

  6. Kulananui February 5th, 2015 2:58 am

    I’ve played dozens of ukuleles and I can tell you that Manea sells some of the best sounding ukuleles. The Tahitian ukulele are a work-of-art. I highly recommend Manea Ukulele!

  7. Jarret February 10th, 2015 3:33 am

    Saw these guys at the Palm Springs Ukulele Festival over the weekend and for a small mom and pop operation they really make a quality instrument. I was looking for a concert ukulele in Koa but much to my surprise I found a Koa Concert Pineapple shaped ukulele. It sounded beautiful. Only one they had so I had to get it. Met the owner Hector and he said they just started making it this year and will be part of their regular inventory. Only thing that kept me from getting the Kamaka Pineapple was the size. It only comes in Soprano. The Concert Koa Pineapple was a gem of a find. Couldn’t wait to get it back home to show my friends in Phoenix! Mahalo Manea Ukuleles!!!

  8. Bob Kuskyusky February 17th, 2015 2:46 am

    Let me preface by saying I’m about musically inclined as a potato and know even less about instruments than a dog. But when my wife dragged me to an islander festival and we saw the different styles of ukuleles on display at the Manea booth, I knew I had to have one. So I ordered TWO! I bought one that I could use to learn to actually play and the second one I hung merely for display purposes in our house. That’s how cool I think they look. They truly are pieces of art. Not only do they look magnificent, but they sound even better than they look. I am so impressed by these instruments. They are incredible!

    The other day, my wife (a high school music teacher, by the way) and I were at one of the more popular franchise music stores and saw a ukulele on “sale” for the “low price” of $677. Curious, I picked it up and plucked a few rudimentary chords I’d recently learned and was totally disgusted (“disappointed” is too weak of an adjective to use) by it’s feel, sound, and price.

    To the people at Manea Ukuleles, thank you! Keep up the great work. I’ll keep checking your web site to see what other unique styles you create because I’m sure the two I currently own won’t be the last. Besides, I think it’d look cool to have a wall display of your art hanging in my house.

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