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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.

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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…
new koa tenor ukulele with new koa

New Koa Tenor Ukulele with New Koa

At last, some new koa added to my stock.  Here's a New Koa Tenor Ukulele with New Koa delivered to Hale Ukulele in San Diego last week. What I like about this new koa is the variety of grain pattern and the colors that each set provides. I'm…
George's Hula Hips Tenor Ukulele

George's Hula Hips Tenor Ukulele

Really!  I've been busy, but I have neglected my posts.  I'll try to start the catch-up with George's Hula Hips Tenor Ukulele. George requested this particular set of curly Koa--another from my stash of reclaimed wood from the Big Island…
koa tenor ukulele

Koa Tenor Ukulele

Here's another Koa Tenor Ukulele. I delivered this instrument to Hale Ukulele two weeks ago.  Here you will see a modest curly koa tenor ukulele but sparked up a bit with some nice Paua Abalone bling and some fuschia colored purfling.…

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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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