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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.

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baritone ukuleles are getting hot again
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Baritone Ukuleles Are Getting Hot Again

It seems that requests for Baritone Ukuleles Are Getting Hot Again. Lately there has been more interest in this small "almost a guitar" than ever.  Trying to keep up with the demand, I delivered this new Koa Baritone to Hale Ukulele last week.   This…
redwood walnut long neck concert ukulele

Redwood Walnut Long Neck Concert Ukulele

Here's a Redwood Walnut Long Neck Concert Ukulele delivered the week before last.   An unusual combination of woods, by request, that worked better than I expected. The most notable component of this instrument is a salvage "sinker"…
another koa tenor pineapple ukulele

Another Koa Tenor Pineapple Ukulele

It seems like I can't keep these instruments in stock at Hale Ukulele; so, here's Another Koa Tenor Pineapple Ukulele. I try to keep some variety in these instruments whether it be wood or embellishments.  I use Koa almost exclusively…
rope purfling koa tenor ukulele

Rope Purfling Koa Tenor Ukulele

This Rope Purfling Koa Tenor Ukulele was delivered and sold at Hale Ukulele last month.  I think this instrument is fairly representative of my standard ukulele builds.  Each instrument is complimented with wood binding and colored purfling,…

Available Ukuleles

baritone ukuleles are getting hot again
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Baritone Ukuleles Are Getting Hot Again

It seems that requests for Baritone Ukuleles Are Getting Hot Again. Lately there has been more interest in this small "almost a guitar" than ever.  Trying to keep up with the demand, I delivered this new Koa Baritone to Hale Ukulele last week.   This…
blue soprano pineapple ukulele
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Blue Soprano Pineapple Ukulele

I delivered this Blue Soprano Pineapple Ukulele baby to Hale Ukulele the week before last and I think it is still available.  Not a lot of bling but a lot of blue in the form of fiber accent to the India Rosewood binding. Of course,…
new mango tenor ukulele
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New Mango Tenor Ukulele

Here's a New Mango Tenor Ukulele recently delivered to Hale Ukulele in San Diego. I've had my feelers out for more spalted mango for some time but have not had much success.   This particular Mango Wood has a more traditional look and…
super tenor ukulele
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Super Tenor Ukulele

Here's an old/new shape that will be a standard in my production schedule.  This is a a Super Tenor Ukulele based on the Washburn "J" shape of guitars.  I made one of these about 3 years ago, sold it immediately and just didn't get motivated…

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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