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Features

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Construction

Personally built from solid woods & custom specs.

Woods

Special Woods, colors, artwork, shapes, etc.

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Latest News

rockin' moon concert ukulele
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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…
the new york minute tenor ukulele

The New York Minute Tenor Ukulele

Since this instrument went to New York, I'm calling it The New York Minute Tenor Ukulele.   It's new owner asked for a little bit of everything.   For starters, the sound board and body have a highly figured and colorful set of Koa. I…
rockin' moon concert ukulele

Rockin' Moon Concert Ukulele

I'm calling this new instrument the Rockin' Moon Concert Ukulele.  Built for a local musician, this concert ukulele features custom inlay art taken from a poster announcing one of his gigs.  The gold mother-of-pearl moon head stock inlay was…

Available Ukuleles

baritone ukuleles are getting hot again
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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…
hale ukulele koa tenor ukulele
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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…
koa tenor ukulele
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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,…
baritone ukuleles are getting hot again
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Baritone Ukuleles Are Getting Hot Again

It seems that requests for Baritone Ukuleles Are Getting Hot Again. Lately there has been more interest in this small "almost a guitar" than ever.  Trying to keep up with the demand, I delivered this new Koa Baritone to Hale Ukulele last week.   This…

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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