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Construction

Personally built from solid woods & custom specs.

Woods

Special Woods, colors, artwork, shapes, etc.

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Luna Moth Tenor Ukulele

This is a Koa and Swiss Spruce super tenor ukulele. The new owner wanted something special for the head stock so we ordered up a luna moth by inlay artist Craig Lavin.  We're calling it the Luna Moth Tenor Ukulele. The Swiss Spruce and…
Tassy Concert Ukulele

Tassy Concert Ukulele

This Tassy Concert Ukulele went to Hale Ukulele a couple of weeks ago. Tasmanian Blackwood, until recently, is scarce and difficult to get here in the USA.  There is some currently available at Hearne Hardwoods in Pennsylvania.  My…

Swiss Moon and Koa Ukulele

By request, I built this Swiss Moon and Koa Ukulele for San Diego ukulele instructor and musician Kev. Kev has written more than a few instructional books on ukulele playing and alternative tuning.  He's quite talented. I've told…

Curly Myrtle and Bear Super Tenor Ukulele

Another super tenor ukulele!  I received a few sets of spectacular Oregon Myrtle wood from my supplier Vince at Pacific Coast Woods late last year.  This is a Curly Myrtle and Bear Super Tenor Ukulele. Oregon Myrtle, like Hawaiian Koa,…

Available Ukuleles

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Myrtle and Walnut Tenor Ukulele

This alternative wood ukulele is now at Hale Ukulele in San Diego.   The Myrtle and Walnut Tenor Ukulele uses some of my favorite non-Hawaiian woods:  Oregon Myrtle and Oregon Bastogne Walnut.   Myrtle is unique to southern…
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Mango and Pineapple Tenor Ukulele

I just love these instruments made from mango wood.  Here is a new delivery to Hale Ukulele--the Mango and Pineapple Tenor Ukulele. The wood is nice and curly but I really love the golds offset with the blacks in this particular set…
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Myrtle and Black Walnut Ukulele

One of my favorite ukulele woods is Black Walnut.  This particular set of wood is from Oregon and is a variation or hybrid of the standard.  This variation is a lower density wood than Claro Walnut.  For a sound board, I have paired the black…
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Blue Soprano Pineapple Ukulele

I delivered this Blue Soprano Pineapple Ukulele baby to Hale Ukulele the week before last and I think it is still available.  Not a lot of bling but a lot of blue in the form of fiber accent to the India Rosewood binding. Of course,…

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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