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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

About our pricing.

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alternative luthier tonewoods

Alternative Luthier Tonewoods, Just Because I can

I just put strings on this custom tenor ukulele last week.  This build was a bit of a materials experiment using a variety of Alternative Luthier Tonewoods.  This was not a custom order but I build these as shop instruments occasionally,…
Silky, Curly Maple and Curly Koa Concert Ukulele

Silky, Curly Maple and Curly Koa Concert Ukulele

I'm so excited! My website is re-written and seems to be working smoothly and this is the first post on the new site.  Life just doesn't get much better. Today, I am showing a Silky, Curly Maple and Curly Koa Concert Ukulele.   Ninety percent…
Ukulele-Aloha-Award

OluKai Ho'olaule'a Ukulele Aloha Award

Ok kids, git yer dancin' shews on!  It's almost time for the 8th annual OluKai Ho'olaule'a on the beautiful island of Maui.  This years event will be held on the last weekend of April at Kanaha County Park.  Food and fun events are planned…
curly, quilty koa tenor ukulele

Curly, Quilty Koa Tenor Ukulele

Here's a new Curly, Quilty Koa Tenor Ukulele.  The body is old growth, salvage Koa from the Big Island and the accent Koa is from Kauai.  I think this is proof that you don't need the perfect, high curl Koa to make a distinctive looking…

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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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