The Strum Shop is a family owned full service, musical instrument store opened by Daniel Elliott Jr and Stu Herreid in May of 2012. Daniel had already been working on a business plan to open his own music store, while Stu was looking for a new meeting place for the rapidly growing ukulele club he had founded a few years earlier. They decided to join forces and the concept for The Strum Shop was born.
The Strum Shop strives to 'inspire musicianship, equip musicians and enrich the community through music.' "We don’t want to just sell stuff," says Elliott, "we want to create a space for music enthusiasts to come together and pursue their passion of music making."
Kanile'a specializes in standard to professional grade musical instruments. Each `ukulele is finely handcrafted using the highest grade, well-seasoned wood and scaled to produce a perfect intonation. They are based in Kaneohe Hawai'i.
TYDE Music was born on the North Shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe. It was founded in 2010 by self taught luthiers Tyler Joersz and Devin Price. Pronounced "Tide" the company name is a collaboration of the founders names. (Ty) ler and (De) vin = TYDE. Both apprenticed under master woodworker and founder of Roundwood Furniture, Cline. TYDE Music has an appreciation for wood, and understand it is a major life source to our planet. While they do use exotic woods, they prefer to use local, reclaimed, and sustainable woods in their instruments.
Kala Brand Music Co.™ is the world’s most-popular ukulele brand and the founder of the Original U•BASS®, family-owned and operated in the sunny Northern California city of Petaluma.
Kala is home to the most diverse catalog of ukuleles in history, with a wide variety of offerings in sizes, styles and tone woods, all bound by a singular quality and creative vision.