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Personally built from solid woods & custom specs.

Woods

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Custom Tenor Ukulele of Munn Ebony and Adirondak Spruce

Custom Tenor Ukulele of Mun Ebony and Adirondak Spruce

The usual wood request for custom ukulele is Hawaiian Koa but Bob wanted something more traditional in appearance and with more unique woods.  We settled on this Custom Tenor Ukulele with Mun Ebony and Adirondak Spruce. This Mun Ebony came…
Koa and Maple Custom Tenor Ukulele

Koa and Maple Custom Tenor Ukulele

Ok, ok!  Time to get back to the grind.  Here's a Koa and Maple Custom Tenor Ukulele finished late last year.   I like getting requests for instruments with different combinations of wood.  I've used Maple back and sides before…
koa petroglyph turtle tenor ukulele

Koa Petroglyph Turtle Tenor Ukulele

Here's a new custom tenor ukulele--the Koa Petroglyph Turtle Tenor Ukulele. Originally I just wanted the purfling and sound hole rosette in Blue Paua Abalone but, in the middle of the night, I decided to add a styalized Petroglyph Turtle.…
Christmas Koa

Christmas Koa

Yup, it's almost that time of the year again, so I'm calling this custom tenor ukulele Christmas Koa. The Christmas Koa custom tenor ukulele is constructed from some pretty nice curly koa with a really rich red-brown color (my photography…

Available Ukuleles

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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