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Personally built from solid woods & custom specs.

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ancient spruce and ambrosia maple super tenor ukulele
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Ancient Spruce and Ambrosia Maple Super Tenor Ukulele

Hmmmm!  Let me think about this.  What do I build for myself?  With all the beautiful Koa sets that I have you might think that Koa would be my first choice of wood.  This time the Koa loses out to an Ancient Spruce and Ambrosia Maple Super…
a kimo for kimo super tenor ukulele

A Kimo for Kimo Super Tenor Ukulele

This is is a first:  A Kimo for Kimo Super Tenor Ukulele.  No, I didn't build it for myself.  This one is going to Kimo in Hawaii. Kimo ordered a pretty standard build in a new super tenor shape.   He did favor this nice set of compression…
long neck koa concert ukulele
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Long Neck Koa Concert Ukulele

I may have turned the corner on concert ukulele design.   After reluctantly making a few long neck concerts (tenor 17" scale), I have decided to make them all with this scale length.  Whether they are tuned high or low "G" they are bright…
tri-color koa super tenor ukulele

Tri-color Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

I'm going to make my November deliveries to Hale Ukulele tomorrow and here is the first of a half dozen instruments for the holidays.  I'm calling this one the Tri-color Koa Super Tenor Ukulele.  I love, love, love the look of this Koa. …

Available Ukuleles

ancient spruce and ambrosia maple super tenor ukulele
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Ancient Spruce and Ambrosia Maple Super Tenor Ukulele

Hmmmm!  Let me think about this.  What do I build for myself?  With all the beautiful Koa sets that I have you might think that Koa would be my first choice of wood.  This time the Koa loses out to an Ancient Spruce and Ambrosia Maple Super…
long neck koa concert ukulele
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Long Neck Koa Concert Ukulele

I may have turned the corner on concert ukulele design.   After reluctantly making a few long neck concerts (tenor 17" scale), I have decided to make them all with this scale length.  Whether they are tuned high or low "G" they are bright…
bees wing curl koa tenor ukulele
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Bees Wing Koa Tenor Ukulele

Whether its straight, stacked, rift, crinkle, quilt or bees wing curl you just can't beat the beauty of Koa Wood.  Here's a Bees Wing Koa Tenor Ukulele exclusively built for and recently delivered to Hale Ukulele in San Diego.  Rich, warm…
moonlight mango concert
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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…

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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