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Personally built from solid woods & custom specs.

Woods

Special Woods, colors, artwork, shapes, etc.

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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…
lotus blossom tenor mango pineapple ukulele

Lotus Blossom Tenor Mango Pineapple Ukulele

I'm still getting pineapple ukulele requests.  Must be something in the air!  This is Linda's Lotus Blossom Tenor Mango Pineapple Ukulele.   Linda is a collector, player and composer from back East and I am pleased that she asked me…
Killer Whale Koa Tenor Ukulele

Killer Whale Koa Tenor Ukulele

  I always have some broken sets of wood that can be difficult to use.   And, I just received this cool little Killer Whale inlay but wasn't sure what to do with it.  The Killer Whale Koa Tenor Ukulele became the answer. The…

Available Ukuleles

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…
pineapple moon koa tenor ukulele
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Pineapple Moon Koa Tenor Ukulele

I'm still trying to get Ric at Hale Ukulele restocked.  Here's the latest Pineapple Moon Koa Tenor Ukulele to be delivered. This look of Koa has a lot of different names but I like "waterfall" curl the best.  I'm trying to keep in stock…
My Little Brown Gal Concert Ukulele
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My Little Brown Gal Concert Ukulele

When I first got this Koa it looked very much like Claro Walnut.  I even took a picture of the wood and sent it to my supplier with that question since it was sold to me as Koa.  Nevertheless, I persisted with the project and as soon as I…

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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