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Personally built from solid woods & custom specs.

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Crinkle Curl Koa Tenor Ukulele

Finally a new post!  Here's the first of a long list of new instruments--a classic tenor shape I'm calling the Crinkle Curl Koa Tenor Ukulele. This particular set of wood was purchased from Notable Hardwoods.  Bruce, the owner, has…
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Super Duper Super Tenor Ukulele

It seems like the super tenor ukulele is gaining popularity rapidly.  Here's one that I delivered last month to local musician Larry.  I'm calling it the Super Duper Super Tenor Ukulele.  This is now my tenor ukulele of choice and I have…
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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…
myrtle and myrtle tenor ukulele

Myrtle and Myrtle Tenor Ukulele

Here's another Oregon Myrtle Wood ukulele.  I'm calling it the Myrtle and Myrtle Tenor Ukulele because it is both body and sound board of Oregon Myrtle Wood.   Myrtle Wood is approximately the same density as Hawaiian Koa Wood. …

Available Ukuleles

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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…
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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…
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Hale Ukulele Koa Tenor Ukulele

Here's a new tenor ukulele delivered to Hale Ukulele in San Diego.  The Hale Ukulele Koa Tenor Ukulele exhibits some Koa wood that I obtained from Notable Hardwoods early last year This Koa was sourced from the Big Island over 20 years ago…
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Koa Tenor Ukulele

Ric at Hale Ukulele says "I need more"!  So here's a Koa Tenor Ukulele ukulele that I built per his request. This alternative curl, curly dark Koa has a lot of visuals going for it.  I have straight curl Koa in stock but, honestly,…

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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