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Features

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Construction

Personally built from solid woods & custom specs.

Woods

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Latest News

Christmas Koa
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Christmas Koa

Yup, it's almost that time of the year again, so I'm calling this custom tenor ukulele Christmas Koa. The Christmas Koa custom tenor ukulele is constructed from some pretty nice curly koa with a really rich red-brown color (my photography…
custom chocolate heart mango tenor ukulele

Custom Chocolate Heart Mango Tenor Ukulele

Hey Ya'll!  Here's another Custom Chocolate Heart Mango Tenor Ukulele. This instrument was custom for Sheila who liked the last one that I built for Hale Ukulele San Diego so much that she had to have one of her own.  We made a few changes…
Black Walnut Koa Custom Tenor Ukulele

Black Walnut Koa Custom Tenor Ukulele

This is Fae's new Black Walnut Koa Custom Tenor Ukulele.  Fae asked for something a little different and I suggested this combination of woods.  I have used this combination of woods before and  found the end result to be very pleasing in…
dark koa tenor ukulele

Dark Koa Tenor Ukulele

This week's addition is a Dark Koa Tenor Ukulele which was just completed and delivered Thrusday to Hale Ukulele in San Diego.   This is the second and next to last set of this particular look in Koa that I have in stock.  My wife has nicknamed…

Available Ukuleles

Christmas Koa
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Christmas Koa

Yup, it's almost that time of the year again, so I'm calling this custom tenor ukulele Christmas Koa. The Christmas Koa custom tenor ukulele is constructed from some pretty nice curly koa with a really rich red-brown color (my photography…
Koa Concert Ukulele
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Koa Concert Ukulele

If you have followed my posts for some time you might wonder why I only show tenor ukulele.  Well, the tenor is the most popular model that I make and sell.  But, recently, there have been increasing requests for Koa Concert Ukulele and…

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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