Interested in building ukuleles, playing them or supporting those who are working to keep their legacy alive … then you have found a good place to begin.


Our Mission Statement

The 'Ukulele Guild of Hawai'i is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, perpetuation and promotion of the 'Ukulele as a significant musical instrument.

Our current President, Manny Halican is an accomplished ukulele builder who injects his quite profound creativity into his building approach.  As you might have seen from time to time in many of our newsletters his work is anything but usual.  A tenor uke with a baritone neck, sound holes where they are not usually found, and his use of exotic colored woods with complementary synthetic materials all make his quality sounding ukes one of a kind. 


Unfortunately his uke production is a quality not quantity approach nevertheless his ukes are sought after and as his brand gets more and more exposure to the uke world they will be harder and harder to acquire.


Not only is Manny a fine builder of ukuleles but he can play too but you will have to join us for a member event or an event we participate in to see him in action.


Manny is just one of our many Guild members who brings much to the memberships’ trove of treasures and is willing to share his skills, talents, and secrets about the ukulele.  So, if you are interested in the uke I urge you to consider joining our Guild and becoming acquainted with the many members who make up our Guild of Hawaiian ukulele builders and players.

Updated: Oct 22, 2015

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