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Features

Kimo’s standard ukulele features.

Construction

Personally built from solid woods & custom specs.

Woods

Special Woods, colors, artwork, shapes, etc.

How to Order

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Latest News

Shark Inlay

Shark Inlay Custom Tenor Ukulele

The shark is back!  My somewhat whimsical Shark Inlay has been revitalized on this new Tenor Ukulele.  I wanted to try something different and felt it might go well  with this chocolate heart myrtle wood from Oregon.  The Shark Inlay is…
Black Koa Tenor Ukulele

Black Koa Tenor Ukulele

I'll call this one Jack's Black.  This Black Koa Tenor Ukulele with with dramatic sap wood highlights also sports a wide neck per Jack's request. The Koa is more from my stash of reclaimed salvage from the Big Island of Hawaii.  I'm a…
Dark Curly Koa

Dark Curly Koa

Fae picked out this beautiful set of Dark Curly Koa for her new custom ukulele.  Her request was for a darker voiced tenor, smooth and silky--maybe "nahenahe" in Hawaiian.   So here it is:  dark, chocolate, compression curl Koa.  All the…
Dark Koa with Plumeria Flower Inlay

Dark Koa with Plumeria Flower Inlay

Here's a new tenor ukulele made from salvaged Dark Koa with Plumeria Flower Inlay. With this salvaged wood source I sometimes don't get the absolute best quality Koa Wood and this is a perfect example:  the curl is not consistent across…

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Love my Myrtle Wood Custom Ukuleles

Ukulele builders just want to have fun.  Why not!  I could have made this custom ukulele into a classic-type instrument but then what would I have done with this beautiful curly Myrtle Wood sound board. In case you didn't know, this…

Kimo’s Philosophy

My mission is to produce distinctive instruments that are not only pleasing to the ear but emphasize the natural beauty of the woods used in construction, and to promote that ukulele “fun factor”.

About Kimo Ukulele

I lost part of my heart to the sea and to Hawaii when I first tried surfing at age 13 in Waikiki. It was only a matter of time before I discovered the musical beauty of the Hawaiian culture including slack-key guitar and ukulele. I have always enjoyed designing and building for my personal use–the guitar and ukulele being no exception.

In 1999, I made the decision to initiate this process and was fortunate to enlist the help of master luthier John Greven (www.grevenguitars.com). I was thrilled with the instruments I was able to make and intrigued with the process of construction and the design possibilities.

The journey is far from complete since the variables seem limitless. My focus is to produce distinctive, custom ukuleles that are not only pleasing to the ear but emphasize the natural beauty of the woods of the world that I use in construction and to promote that ukulele “fun factor”.

To that endeavor, most of my builds have simple embellishments that will not detract from this natural beauty. My Aloha is in the hand crafting of each custom ukulele.

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