Just Ukes is a family business. Until recently, it has been a brick and mortar (only) operation. Recently, with the changing demands of business in the era of Covid, we have expanded into online operations. With a small distribution center in Southern California, we are now able to offer our products and service to customers both in and outside of Hawaii!
The Reece family has lived in Kona, in the same home, for over 30 years. Anne Reece, AKA "Annie Ukulele", has owned and operated Just Ukes since 2004. For the past 17 years she has been turning customers to friends with her love of Hawaii, her love of music, her boisterous laugh and her unwavering aloha spirit. This woman has never met a stranger! If you know Annie then you likely also know her sidekick Kirby, the Sheltie with a heart of gold. He is never too far behind her.
You can catch Anne and Kirby at the Just Ukes storefront, in Kona Inn, or cruising around town in Anne's truck, also known as the "Uke-mobile." If you are in the neighborhood, stop by and say hi!
If you are not in the neighborhood, or anywhere near the neighborhood, then you will want to visit our online store. There you are more likely to meet Anne's youngest daughter, Sarah. Sarah runs the online store and works hard to provide high quality, competitively priced ukes and "uke-cessories" to the mainland and inter-island communities.
Sarah grew up in Kona, graduated from Konawaena High School and earned her teaching credential at Californai State University, Long Beach. Currently she lives in Southern California with her husband, Brandon. Sarah is living proof that you can take the girl out of the islands, but you can't take the islands out of the girl! Her aloha spirit remains solidly in tact and she, like her mother, loves a good laugh!