Entries by Kimo Ukulele

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, […]

Pale Moon Tenor Pineapple Ukulele

This is Walt’s Pale Moon Tenor Pineapple Ukulele.    Walt selected pale Pomelle Bubinga for the back and sides and  Swiss Moon Spruce for the sound board. The finger board and bridge are Mexican Ziricote.  I love the look of this wood, especially these pieces.   Alas, I am quite sensitive to the dust so this […]

Pineapple Koa Tenor Ukulele at Hale Ukulele

This Pineapple Koa Tenor Ukulele at Hale Ukulele was delivered last year about the same time as the Christmas Koa Pineapple Ukulele.  Even though this one got snatched up while I was making another delivery to Hale Ukulele, it still deserves a bit of air time. All Koa, Blue Abalone Purfling, India Rosewood binding, Amazon […]

Sinker Redwood and Myrtle Tenor Ukulele

My myrtle wood supplier in southern Oregon sent me some of his personal stash of curly myrtle and sinker redwood for his build.  Here is a Sinker Redwood and Myrtle Tenor Ukulele. Sinker Redwood–you know, that stuff that’s been laying at the bottom of the river for who know’s how long–comes in a variety of […]

The Donna Tenor Ukulele

World traveler Donna saw the plumeria flowers on Zoey’s ukulele and had to have them on her’s as well.  This is The Donna Tenor Ukulele. This set of Koa was personally picked by Donna for a standard tenor ukulele.  This Koa may not be as curly as some, but it exhibits lots of chocolate colors […]

Swiss Moon Spruce and Pomelle Bubinga Baritone Ukulele

Last year I got my hands on some unusual woods:  Swiss Moon Spruce and some Blonde Pomelle Bubinga.  This is the Swiss Moon Spruce and Pomelle Bubinga Baritone Ukulele for Joseph. Here’s the link for the story on the Swiss Moon Spruce.  Very interesting for sure and definitely worth a watch.  In my opinion the […]

Tri-color Koa Baritone Ukulele

Happy New Year y’all!  Here’s another ukulele from 2018 year end–a Tri-color Koa Baritone Ukulele. A few posts back I showed a super tenor made from wood cut from the same billet.  That one didn’t last long at Hale Ukulele and this one didn’t either–a week maybe. The grain pattern is a bit different so […]

The Zoey Custom Tenor Ukulele

Someone will have a fun Christmas with The Zoey Custom Tenor Ukulele. This custom ukulele is a gift for Zoey from Santa.  Santa visited the shop earlier this year and picked this set of Koa wood specifically for this gift. The addition of mother-of-pearl and paua abalone plumeria flowers was also by request and are […]


Christmas Koa Tenor Pineapple Ukulele

Another of my recent deliveries to Hale Ukulele in San Diego is this Christmas Koa Tenor Pineapple Ukulele. This Koa tenor pineapple ukulele exhibits what I call “tiger curl” .  This type of curl occurs when the wood is cut off perpendicular to the flat surface.  A bit more off the perpendicular and the curl […]