Entries by Kimo Ukulele

Ric’s New Super Tenor Ukulele

This is Hale Ukulele owner Ric’s New Super Tenor Ukulele.  It looks a bit like the last one that he got from me but he sold that one and wanted another for his collection. Same materials as before:  ancient spruce sound board, curly ambrosia maple back and sides, ambrosia maple neck, ebony species fret board […]

Killer Ambrosia Maple Long Neck Concert Ukulele

This instrument went out the week before last.  I’m calling it the Killer Ambrosia Maple Long Neck Concert Ukulele. This curly Ambrosia or Ghost Maple is absolutely killer.  It’s like looking at the wood at the bottom of a swimming pool.  This particular set has much more color and heavier curl than the Ancient Spruce […]

Another Tri-color Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

Well, it seems this look is pretty popular.   I made Another Tri-color Koa Super Tenor Ukulele for Ric at Hale Ukulele and it is already gone.  I’m not sure that I have had a Koa look that so many people have liked so well. I know you’ve seen this look before, so I won’t gone […]

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Blond and Chocolate Myrtle Super Tenor Ukulele

It’s been awhile since I have built one of my all Myrtle wood ukuleles.  This particular instrument, delivered to Hale Ukulele  last week,  I am naming the Blond and Chocolate Myrtle Super Tenor Ukulele.  This is a great departure from some of the all Koa instruments that I have been asked for of late. Curly […]

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Pineapple and Paua Tenor Ukulele

Friday is delivery day to Hale Ukulele.  Here’s a new Pineapple and Paua Tenor Ukulele for the shop. Got some pretty Koa here.  As with almost all the pineapple ukuleles I use green and black fiber for accent color.  This particular instrument also has Blue Paua Abalone for the sound hole rosette and purfling. In […]

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Earthtone Cedar and Koa Super Tenor Ukulele

Here is a new super tenor ukulele delivered to Hale Ukulele the week before last.  This year I am planning on building more instruments with traditional tonewood tops.  So here is the Earthtone Cedar and Koa Super Tenor Ukulele — the second instrument I have built so far, using this interesting wood. This cedar is salvage […]

The Love Machine Hula Hips Tenor Ukulele

Without being overly extravagant, this Hula Hips Tenor Ukulele is now a one-of-a-kind.  This is The Love Machine Hula Hips Tenor Ukulele.  While being a bit wider and deeper than the standard tenor shape it is not out of proportion for a grand tenor. There is a side, sound port in the shape of a […]

The Strength of Synergy Super Tenor Ukulele

I just love the look of this Koa–compression curl, wavy grain, multiple colors, and almost pure white sap wood. The downside is that the strong compression curl makes it really difficult to work! This is The Strength of Synergy Super Tenor Ukulele for Brandon.  His LOGO, of course, on the head stock in lime green […]

The Cindy Tenor Ukulele

Here is The Cindy Tenor Ukulele.  This is a standard tenor ukulele built from the “Tri-Color” koa billet of wood I obtained last year.  Even though this is the third instrument I have made from the same piece of koa, each one one has exhibited its own unique appearance with multiple curl and color variations. […]

Bubinga and Bear Long Neck Concert Ukulele

This is the Bubinga and Bear Long Neck Concert Ukulele. Unless a standard concert scale is requested, all of my concert sized instruments this year will have a 17″ tenor scale as well as 15 frets to the body.  The 17″ scale is not out of proportion with the body and provides better string tension, […]