If I had to buy a ukulele right now, this is where I'd be putting my money. The aNueNue Hawaiian Dream Ukulele is hands-down incredible for its price. Quite often, walk in customers are pleasantly surprised when I tell them how much they will be paying for one of these. In fact, I'd argue this series of aNueNue ukulele competes with ukuleles several grand more expensive.
Sounds too good to be true? It's not. aNueNue absolutely nails the simple things. As a result, you get a premium uke at a cost a margin above an entry level price.
Tonally, its a 10/10. Well balanced, melodic, soothing. Everything I want when I hear a ukulele. Sometimes ukuleles can be a little too grating, too saccharine. That's not the case here. The solid top provides all the fullness and richness of sound I could ever need.
Comfort is another gold star. The fretboard is silky smooth, the strings are the softest fluorocarbons on the market. The matte finish on the neck is cool to the touch. The open hand glides easily up and down the fingerboard, trouble free. It's a pleasure to hold and play.
Now let's talk aesthetics. Again, no surprises, it's full marks. The classic shapely body of aNueNue, the black binding, the subtle intricacies of the Mahogany. What can I say? I'd buy one right now if I didn't already own a ukulele shop. Top of the range sound, feel, and looks, at an affordable price.
See this ukulele in action
If video is not loading correctly, please refresh page
Included add ons
StringsaNueNue Clear Water Fluorocarbons
Colours & Materials
Nut & SaddleTusq
LogoSilk screen print
What you get with your ukulele:
Your choice of ukulele bag between 18 options
A complete set of spare strings to back you up
Tuner with LCD display to always give you that sweet sweet sound
Adjustable soft cotton ukulele strap for perfect balance and comfort
68 page ukulele book to guide you through your practice
6-pack of custom designed ukulele felt picks for the classic mellow tone
Foldable A3 chart with 156+ chords to give you quick reminders
A set of fretboard "learn to play" stickers to guide you in your first days
Self-inking ukulele chord stamp
Gold plated ukulele bookmark so your uke’s always on your mind
Ultra-soft microfiber cleaning cloth so your uke is always stunning
Organic cotton bag for your accessories to take them all with you
30-min lesson over skype with a pro to point you in the right direction
Plus 16 tips & tricks emails to keep you motivated and learning with over the shoulders video tutorials.
Wanting an upgrade from my Bondi (Arcadia Concert) uke I travelled to UkuleleMate's Sydney warehouse-shop and auditioned ten or so concert and tenor ukuleles from Kala, Cordoba, Ohana between $400 and $600 that I'd written on my list. None of them quite pleased me, especially after I tried two $1000-plus models. Then the knowledgeable sales assistant handed me the $349 aNueNue, I strummed a G Major chord and thought wow! My father travelled to Hawaii some years ago and bought a hand-made Koa masterpiece, yet this $349 loses little in tone, playability, tuning, high-fret ease.... My strong advice for anyone considering a $250 ukulule is to pay the extra $100 and get this!