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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

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blond curly koa tenor ukulele
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Blond Curly Koa Tenor Ukulele

One of my latest deliveries to Hale Ukulele is this Blond Curly Koa Tenor Ukulele. Actually, I delivered two blond curly koa ukuleles but one was a concert which I will post next week.   Both instruments were accented the same but I…
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…
makau koa tenor ukulele

Makau Koa Tenor Ukulele

Here's a new Makau Koa Tenor Ukulele just delivered before a short summer break.  A local ukulele artist wanted Koa, Blue Paua Abalone purfling and rosette along with an Abalone Turtle and White Mother-of-pearl Makau on the fret board--check,…
starflower inlay koa tenor ukulele

Starflower Inlay Koa Tenor Ukulele

This instrument I've named the Starflower Inlay Koa Tenor Ukulele because of the cool starflower inlay on the headstock.  The inlay is of mother-of-pearl and paua abalone.   This tenor ukulele is constructed of a very dark, solid…

Available Ukuleles

blond curly koa tenor ukulele
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Blond Curly Koa Tenor Ukulele

One of my latest deliveries to Hale Ukulele is this Blond Curly Koa Tenor Ukulele. Actually, I delivered two blond curly koa ukuleles but one was a concert which I will post next week.   Both instruments were accented the same but I…
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…
paua moon tenor pineapple ukulele
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Paua Moon Tenor Pineapple Ukulele

This is one of the last of a series of pineapple ukulele that I have made for Hale Ukulele in San Diego--at least for the present.  I just delivered this instrument today.  Because of the beautiful Paua Moon inlay on the head stock, I'm calling…

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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