My first instrument was a ukulele, which was as common as dirt since Arthur Godfrey was all over the TV and plastic Maccaferri made ukuleles were sold by the millions in the early 1950s. Fast forward to 1971 in NYC and I took guitar lesson from the vaudevillian fret master Roy Smeck who had a special passion for ukulele and was one of the greatest uke players ever. So I’ve appreciated the ukulele for a long time and not just since they became popular in the last decade or so.

At Guitar Tex we sell a lot of ukuleles. So many that it’s a challenge to keep this page updated, but we try. Bear in mind that we are always getting new stuff in, so call or stop by and see what’s the latest.

“Hummingbird” tenor ukulele by Japanese master luthier Eiichi Sumi. $2,350.00. This ukulele is truly a work of art and a thing of beauty. Mr Sumi has no website and eschews the use of power tools, making every detail by hand. This is the finest ukulele we’ve ever sold and we’ve been selling long before the current popularity.


Ohana soprano and concert ukuleles.

Ohana soprano and concert ukuleles.








Gotoh Stealth tuners on the Sumi tenor. They are the lightest and most precise tuners on the planet earth.

The Firefly tenor ukulele banjo.