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Personally built from solid woods & custom specs.

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ric's new super tenor ukulele

Ric's New Super Tenor Ukulele

This is Hale Ukulele owner Ric's New Super Tenor Ukulele.  It looks a bit like the last one that he got from me but he sold that one and wanted another for his collection. Same materials as before:  ancient spruce sound board, curly…
killer ambrosia maple long neck concert ukulele

Killer Ambrosia Maple Long Neck Concert Ukulele

This instrument went out the week before last.  I'm calling it the Killer Ambrosia Maple Long Neck Concert Ukulele. This curly Ambrosia or Ghost Maple is absolutely killer.  It's like looking at the wood at the bottom of a swimming…
another tri-color koa super tenor ukulele

Another Tri-color Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

Well, it seems this look is pretty popular.   I made Another Tri-color Koa Super Tenor Ukulele for Ric at Hale Ukulele and it is already gone.  I'm not sure that I have had a Koa look that so many people have liked so well. I know…
blond and chocolate myrtle super tenor ukulele
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Blond and Chocolate Myrtle Super Tenor Ukulele

It's been awhile since I have built one of my all Myrtle wood ukuleles.  This particular instrument, delivered to Hale Ukulele  last week,  I am naming the Blond and Chocolate Myrtle Super Tenor Ukulele.  This is a great departure from some…

Available Ukuleles

blond and chocolate myrtle super tenor ukulele
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Blond and Chocolate Myrtle Super Tenor Ukulele

It's been awhile since I have built one of my all Myrtle wood ukuleles.  This particular instrument, delivered to Hale Ukulele  last week,  I am naming the Blond and Chocolate Myrtle Super Tenor Ukulele.  This is a great departure from some…
pineapple and paua tenor ukulele
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Pineapple and Paua Tenor Ukulele

Friday is delivery day to Hale Ukulele.  Here's a new Pineapple and Paua Tenor Ukulele for the shop. Got some pretty Koa here.  As with almost all the pineapple ukuleles I use green and black fiber for accent color.  This particular…
earthtone cedar and koa super tenor ukulele
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Earthtone Cedar and Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

Here is a new super tenor ukulele delivered to Hale Ukulele the week before last.  This year I am planning on building more instruments with traditional tonewood tops.  So here is the Earthtone Cedar and Koa Super Tenor Ukulele -- the second…
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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