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Personally built from solid woods & custom specs.

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tigrillo koa super tenor ukulele

Tigrillo Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

This Tigrillo Koa Super Tenor Ukulele was a fun build.  I originally purchased this Peruvian Tigrillo from Luthiers Mercantile about 8-10 years ago.  I had never heard of this wood before and was intrigued so figured "what the heck".  Needless…
blue honu koa concert ukulele

Blue Honu Koa Concert Ukulele

The Blue Honu Koa Concert Ukulele was completed a few months ago and found it's way to Arizona.  Here's an example of blue paua abalone purfling with blue fiber purfling accents--lot's of blue.  Fortunately, I had a small blue Honu to add…
redwood koa tenor ukulele

Redwood Koa Tenor Ukulele

Here's a combination of woods that I haven't used previously:  Redwood and Koa.  This Redwood Koa Tenor Ukulele didn't start out this way.  It was supposed to be all Koa, but things happen.  I had been eyeing this curly redwood top for sometime…
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Super Tenor Ukulele

Here's an old/new shape that will be a standard in my production schedule.  This is a a Super Tenor Ukulele based on the Washburn "J" shape of guitars.  I made one of these about 3 years ago, sold it immediately and just didn't get motivated…

Available Ukuleles

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Super Tenor Ukulele

Here's an old/new shape that will be a standard in my production schedule.  This is a a Super Tenor Ukulele based on the Washburn "J" shape of guitars.  I made one of these about 3 years ago, sold it immediately and just didn't get motivated…
moon and petroglyph tenor ukulele
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Moon and Petroglyph Tenor Ukulele

I'm calling this one the Moon and Petroglyph Tenor Ukulele.  The Koa is very similar to the instrument posted October of 2017 with mild curl and a bold sapwood center strip.  I took the opportunity on this instrument to add my laser cut petroglyph…
blue plumeria koa concert ukulele
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Blue Plumeria Koa Concert Ukulele

Here's an instrument delivered to Hale Ukulele a couple of weeks ago.  I'm calling it the Blue Plueria Koa Concert Ukulele. This particular set of Koa wood comes from the same billet according to my supplier.  Every side of the 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…

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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