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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

About our pricing.

Latest News

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…
camphor wood burl tenor an attack on the senses ukulele

Camphor Wood Burl Tenor An Attack on the Senses Ukulele

I'm thinking that by the time this commentary hits the air that this instrument will be in the hands of its new owner. The Camphor Wood Burl Tenor An Attack on the Senses Ukulele is appropriately named.  I'm not sure if you want to play it,…
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…
colorful curly koa custom tenor ukulele

Colorful Curly Koa Custom Tenor Ukulele

I was going to keep this set of curly Koa for myself.  I should have kept this curly Koa for myself. I didn't! This Colorful Curly Koa Custom Tenor Ukulele went to a good friend of mine in NorCal. This is another example of salvage Koa from…

Available Ukuleles

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…
Koa Concert Ukulele
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Koa Concert Ukulele

If you have followed my posts for some time you might wonder why I only show tenor ukulele.  Well, the tenor is the most popular model that I make and sell.  But, recently, there have been increasing requests for Koa Concert Ukulele and…

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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