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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

Cutaway Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

Len from Hawaii, talked me into making a cutaway ukulele for him.  Here's the result, the Cutaway Koa Super Tenor Ukulele. Len picked this particular set of Koa wood for his instrument--compression curl with Koa blonds and reddish browns. In…
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Mango and Pineapple Tenor Ukulele

I just love these instruments made from mango wood.  Here is a new delivery to Hale Ukulele--the Mango and Pineapple Tenor Ukulele. The wood is nice and curly but I really love the golds offset with the blacks in this particular set…

Super Bearclaw and Koa Tenor Ukulele

Here's a an example of what I have been making a lot of this year.   There have been a more requests for conventional tonewood sound boards.  This is the super tenor Super Bearclaw and Koa Tenor Ukulele. If you follow my posts you…

New All Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

Here's a New All Koa Super Tenor Ukulele that I just delivered to Hale Ukulele Saturday. If you like Koa ukes then I think you will like this one a lot.  It feels good, looks good and sounds good.  This particular set of koa exhibits…

Available Ukuleles

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Mango and Pineapple Tenor Ukulele

I just love these instruments made from mango wood.  Here is a new delivery to Hale Ukulele--the Mango and Pineapple Tenor Ukulele. The wood is nice and curly but I really love the golds offset with the blacks in this particular set…
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Myrtle and Black Walnut Ukulele

One of my favorite ukulele woods is Black Walnut.  This particular set of wood is from Oregon and is a variation or hybrid of the standard.  This variation is a lower density wood than Claro Walnut.  For a sound board, I have paired the black…
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,…
Koa Baritone Ukulele 2017
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Koa Baritone Ukulele 2017

I don't get many requests for Baritone Ukulele and when I do they usually come in multiples.  This new Koa Baritone Ukulele 2017 was a shop request for Hale Ukulele.  Ric has been getting more and more requests for Baritone Ukulele for the…

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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