The KALENA Story
Kalena products are inspired by the Hawaiian life, reflecting the beauty of the islands and its people. The Kalena brand was founded in 2016 by Hawaii performer Anthony Appolito, and registered as Kalena Instruments LLC in 2019 with his wife Karen, who also teaches ukulele, piano and guitar. Anthony was trained in classical guitar by Lisa Smith who trained under Pepe Romero. He studied Hawaiian slack key guitar with Ozzie Kotani who studied under Sonny Chillingworth, and was inspired by many other amazing musicians. His passion for music led him to perform and teach solo guitar around the world for over 15 years where he began to build a network with material suppliers and factories. His ideas for high quality affordable instruments could then become a reality. Now, with decades of experience networking with the best material suppliers, factories, and musicians from around the world, Kalena is proud to offer the highest quality products at unbeatable low prices. Every design is carefully thought out by professional musicians who understand what quality means to you! Each product goes through a strict QC test on site by a qualified technician, checking every stage of production.
You'll also find a wonderful collection of musical toys, accessories and decor from our partner factories.
Kalena brings Aloha to your life!
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5 star service is what you deserve
10% discount for
U.S. Military: Current and former members. First Responders: Law enforcement, fire and medical personnel
Military Families: Including spouses and dependents.
Government Employees: Federal, state and local
Teachers: Public and private and staff
Quality control meets full service
Every product is carefully inspected by our staff before shipment. ukuleles and guitars are tuned up and checked thoroughly before boxing. Your time is valuable. Don't buy things just to send them back! Buy a Kalena QC passed product.
Kalena Instruments is a manufacturer of high quality musical instruments and accessories. We are not a dropshipping company. All our products ship from either our stores in Hawaii or from one of our partner fulfillment centers across the country. All orders are processed and shipped out within 48 hours. We tune, polish and repack every wood instrument before shipment. At Kalena Instruments, we take pride in knowing our people are properly trained in music. They know how to accurately answer your questions and make the right recommendations. Our personalized customer care and after sales service is the very best in the industry, guaranteed.
Kalena Instruments has cut prices on those hot selling items we know make great gifts! There’s no better time to enjoy a Kalena product!
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Hawaii residents get your Kalena product online and we will ship it to you for FREE with a minimum order of only $9.99! Outer island residents can now enjoy the same low prices we offer Oahu residents. How's that? Yeeeeehaaa!
For the rest of America, no worries! We show Aloha to you too! All orders over $99 get FREE shipping as well!