aNueNue (pronounced as AA-Nuw-eh-NUW-eh) means rainbow in Hawaiian. The "Ke Ali'i Anuenue", or Rainbow Chief, is the guardian spirit and one of the best known Hawaiian petroglyphs. The arc above the Rainbow Chief's head radiates wisdom and power and shoulders responsibility. Ke Ali'i Anuenue is the keeper of the land and its people. At aNueNue USA, we harness the Rainbow Chief's spirit and feel that we are all responsible for protecting Mother Earth.
Founded in 2020, aNueNue USA founders Kalei Gamiao and Corey Fujimoto share the same philosophy as aNueNue Music's main founders Johnson Liao. Both Kalei and Corey are well-known virtuoso in Hawaii, they strive to carry the aNueNue vision worldwide by providing superbly handcrafted instruments by experienced and well-respected luthiers. Anuenue USA is based in Honolulu, Hawaii and we pride ourselves in delivering personalized customer service and quality instruments worldwide.
aNueNue Music's journey began in 2008 with a team of music lovers. We had a strong will and a passion to make great acoustic and electric guitars, but we had no idea we would fall in love with the Ukulele the way they did. We sourced and tested various woods from all over the world and found some of the best luthiers in Asia as well as the United States. Because we already had a strong musical instrument background, aNueNue was able to re-invent the wheel and make new innovative Ukulele bracing and construction. After several years of honing our craft, we believe we produce one of the sweetest sounding instruments on the market today.