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Personally built from solid woods & custom specs.

Woods

Special Woods, colors, artwork, shapes, etc.

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el diablo tenor ukulele

El Diablo Tenor Ukulele

This ukulele was delivered a couple of weeks ago and we're calling it the El Diablo Tenor Ukulele.  It is a Hula Hips jumbo tenor size.  The Hula Hips model adds a few cubic inches of volume with a wider outline overall and, on this instrument,…
hawaiian moon koa tenor ukulele
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Hawaiian Moon Koa Tenor Ukulele

Here's a tenor koa ukulele delivered to Hale Ukulele last week.   This instrument, a Hawaiian Moon Koa Tenor Ukulele,  is made from  Koa wood from the Big Island of Hawaii and is another example of how beautiful this wood is.  This piece…
plumeria inlay and koa tenor ukulele
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Plumeria Inlay and Koa Tenor Ukulele

Here's a look at some of my collection of alternative cur/figuredl Koa.  I'm calling this the Plumeria Inlay and Koa Tenor Ukulele.  This instrument can be seen and played at Hale Ukulele in San Diego. I'm still finding looks of Koa…
another chocolate heart mango concert ukulele

Another Chocolate Heart Mango Concert Ukulele

Here's another chocolate heart concert mango ukulele.  It doesn't look like it, but the top, back and sides actually came from the same piece of mango.  I decided to mix it up a bit so that all the different looks of this wood are available…

Available Ukuleles

hawaiian moon koa tenor ukulele
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Hawaiian Moon Koa Tenor Ukulele

Here's a tenor koa ukulele delivered to Hale Ukulele last week.   This instrument, a Hawaiian Moon Koa Tenor Ukulele,  is made from  Koa wood from the Big Island of Hawaii and is another example of how beautiful this wood is.  This piece…
plumeria inlay and koa tenor ukulele
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Plumeria Inlay and Koa Tenor Ukulele

Here's a look at some of my collection of alternative cur/figuredl Koa.  I'm calling this the Plumeria Inlay and Koa Tenor Ukulele.  This instrument can be seen and played at Hale Ukulele in San Diego. I'm still finding looks of Koa…
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…
Koa and Myrtle Wood Combo Tenor Ukulele
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Koa and Myrtle Wood Combo Tenor Ukulele

Here's another of my "mix and match" ukulele.  This Koa and Myrtle Wood Combo Tenor Ukulele turned out pretty nice. I could have used Sitka or Cedar for the top but most of my clients prefer hard wood instruments.  I was dying to use 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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