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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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A New Hula Hips Tenor Ukulele

I'm, again, behind in my posts.  Here's A New Hula Hips Tenor Ukulele delivered the week before last.   I'm starting to drift a bit towards more standard guitar type builds of late.  Maybe it is just boredom looking at all Koa--…
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Float Sitka'n Koa Super Tenor

What is Float Sitka you may ask?  You may have heard of Sinker Redwood--those logs that didn't make it to the mill but sank in the rivers of northern California only to be reclaimed in recent years to be milled and dried for projects that include…
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Pale Moon Pineapple Ukulele

This  custom made Pale Moon Pineapple Ukulele is now at Hale Ukulele in San Diego California. The last one I delivered in April didn't last but a week and I was really caught short.  This is the first of two instruments for replacement. All…
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Longneck Tamarind Concert Ukulele

This is a Longneck Tamarind Concert Ukulele (tenor scale).  My client wanted lots of spalted Tamarind wood so not only did I make the back and sides out of this unusual wood, but the neck as well.  It doesn't stop there though.  For the top…

Available Ukuleles

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Float Sitka'n Koa Super Tenor

What is Float Sitka you may ask?  You may have heard of Sinker Redwood--those logs that didn't make it to the mill but sank in the rivers of northern California only to be reclaimed in recent years to be milled and dried for projects that include…
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Pale Moon Pineapple Ukulele

This  custom made Pale Moon Pineapple Ukulele is now at Hale Ukulele in San Diego California. The last one I delivered in April didn't last but a week and I was really caught short.  This is the first of two instruments for replacement. All…
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Moonlight Mango Concert

Now at Hale Ukulele, the Moonlight Mango Concert.  This really nifty set of Mango Wood was passed over by a potential client a couple of months ago and I immediately snatched it up for myself.  I didn't even know that I had it until I dug…
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Hale Ukulele Koa Tenor Ukulele

Here's a new tenor ukulele delivered to Hale Ukulele in San Diego.  The Hale Ukulele Koa Tenor Ukulele exhibits some Koa wood that I obtained from Notable Hardwoods early last year This Koa was sourced from the Big Island over 20 years ago…

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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