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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

curly koa

Curly Koa, Curly Koa, Curly Koa

Richard just picked up this beautiful Curly Koa tenor ukulele yesterday.  I love the look of this set of curly koa wood because it has just about everything I like--wavy curls throughout, good color, wavy grain, sap-wood and spalt.  Since…
Blond Curly Koa custom tenor ukulele
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Blond Curly Koa Custom Tenor Ukulele

Personally, I think Blonds can have more fun.  Here's a Blond Curly Koa custom tenor ukulele just delivered to Hale Ukulele in San Diego.I love the look of blond curly koa.  Yeah, there's some dark roots showing but hey, I'm not that picky.…
Mango Wood Ukulele

Tenor Concert Ukulele

Jack has his Black Koa Tenor Ukulele, but wanted a Concert Ukulele with a wide neck. I was not comfortable with his desire for a concert scale though, so I nudged him in the direction of a concert ukulele but with a tenor scale--a Tenor Concert…
Shark Inlay

Shark Inlay Custom Tenor Ukulele

The shark is back!  My somewhat whimsical Shark Inlay has been revitalized on this new Tenor Ukulele.  I wanted to try something different and felt it might go well  with this chocolate heart myrtle wood from Oregon.  The Shark Inlay is…

Available Ukuleles

Blond Curly Koa custom tenor ukulele
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Blond Curly Koa Custom Tenor Ukulele

Personally, I think Blonds can have more fun.  Here's a Blond Curly Koa custom tenor ukulele just delivered to Hale Ukulele in San Diego.I love the look of blond curly koa.  Yeah, there's some dark roots showing but hey, I'm not that picky.…

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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