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"Growing up here on Kauai, Hawaii I have 20 years of experience selecting the best wood in custom instrument production. This has given me the opportunity to work with top performers and to perfect the instruments for entertainment and for serious collectors. I know you'll enjoy all my ukes and guitars which will become heirlooms that you can pass down to your keiki (children). Please call if...
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We use choice tropical tonewoods such as koa and mahogany, to provide the resonance and beauty that makes Mele ukuleles so special. The most valuable and sought after Hawaiian-built ukuleles have always been made of koa wood, once known as “Hawaiian mahogany”. (Koa and mahogany are both hardwoods and members of the acacia family.) Genuine koa is found only in Hawaii and is becoming rare and...
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We Build Hawaiian Exotic Wood Ukuleles using Hawaiian Curly Koa wood, Hawaiian Mango Wood. Each Hawaiian made ukulele is made in Kaka'ako, Honolulu, Hawaii and designed to ensure the best quality, sound, and play-ability. Built with methods derived from original Hawaiian craftsmanship along with...
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The process of making a Kamaka ukulele is an art that involves design, redesign, and experimentation to produce instruments with outstanding tonal and playing characteristics. Many of the techniques used today have evolved from practices developed by founder Sam Kamaka Sr. This ensures...
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We are a small company specializing in hand-made tenor ukuleles for beginner to profesional players. All fingerboards are Ebony and come with a 16" radius and bone nut and saddle, 14:1 geared tuners, abalone rosette, all wood bindings, no plastic. The radius on the fingerboard will make your...
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In Hawaiian “Akamai” translates to “Smart” or “Clever” – you’ll feel both when you pick up the new Akamai series from Kohala! These ukes are handcrafted with Eastern Mahogany wood top, back, and sides that delivers a clear and crisp tone no matter what your playing style. Baritone ukuleles are large enough that they are tuned to the same notes as full sized guitars, which are (from low to high)...
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Michael Sussman, a Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Master Folk Artist Tradition Bearer, has been building and restoring stringed instruments on the island of Kauai, Hawaii for 40 years. Mickey builds only Koa instruments and uses only Kauai Koa, much of it from fallen trees following Hurricanes Iniki and Ewa. Mickey also grows Koa trees on his homestead in Anahola. These...
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Luthier Eric DeVine of DeVine Guitars can custom build a koa slack key guitar, custom ukulele or kasha ukulele in hawaii. News : Eddie Vedder's ukulele. What is it about a custom guitar or any other hand made instrument that makes us feel so inspired? Maybe it?s the beautiful curly koa or Brazilian rosewood that it is made of. Possibly it is the fact that these custom ukuleles and guitars are...
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In Hawaiian, ana'ole means unsurpassed, immeasurable, incomparable, without equal...it is in this spirit that Ana'ole 'Ukulele strives to provide its customers with the finest custom and personalized 'ukuleles available.  Ana'ole works closely with our customers in addressing their particular needs, interests, and desires to customize the ukulele of their dreams.  Close attention to detail is...
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Chuck Moore builds hand crafted custom ukuleles on the Big Island of Hawaii using locally grown koa and native woods. Koa ukuleles. There is something irresistible about a ukulele.  When most people encounter one they just can't help but pick it up and run their fingers down the strings.  Whether it conjures up images of moonlit nights on a far away tropical beach or takes you back in time to...
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Passion. Craftsmanship. Technology. History. Culture. These are all things every Koaloha ukulele embodies. We offer a large variety of Sopranos, Concerts and Tenors to suit your playing needs. *Please email us at info@koaloha.com for reservations See the full flier. A new chapter is upon us, and we are busy writing the pages. Free Tours at 1:00pm Available Monday through Friday. During the full...
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World-class live events in Los Angeles featuring the world’s most acclaimed and influential Hawaiian slack key, flamenco, blues, rock, acoustic fingerstyle, jazz & 'ukulele artists. Since 2006, Kala Koa Entertainment has presented world-class live events in Los Angeles featuring many of the world’s most acclaimed and influential artists from a wide variety of genres including Hawaiian slack...
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Custom Made koa ukuleles, sycamore ukuleles, mango ukuleles. All sizes available including tenor ukuleles, concert ukuleles and soprano ukuleles.  as well as local California woods including Sycamore. We can craft a Ukulele using pretty much any wood. The Ukulele construction process starts in the forest and is then taken to the shop, and ends up in a musician's hands. If we don't use...
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Beautiful ukuleles and custom inlay by one of the worlds best female luthiers. Anakoneke creates musical works of art and themed ukes like no other. Each ukulele is designed individually. The design process starts with a single piece of wood where the colors, textures, and patterns all recommend how they may best be utilized. Blonde Koa may prefer to mingle with mother of pearl or Zebrawood may...
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By Jim D'Ville // Photos by Tom Llewellyn The annual Antelope Valley Ukulele Festival was held on the campus of Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, Californi. Ukulele Events, Winter 2017-2018, Spend December-March with Uke Festivals, Cruises, Lil Rev, Daniel Ho, and More.
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Twisted Wood Guitars is a Canadian company specializing in finely crafted ukuleles and weissenborn style guitars. Shipping available world-wide. Call Today. Our new solid koa ukuleles are a game changer. These beautiful instruments will find their way into hearts and minds of musicians everywhere. Golden highlights in the wood, beautifully compliment the mahogany bindings and mahogany rosette....
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We enjoy the process of creating new designs based on classic styles using a variety of bindings, rosettes, and inlays. Our ukuleles are built with hand-selected Hawaiian koa. Every Palm Tree uke is constructed with expert craftsmanship and close attention to detail. We are passionate about our ukuleles, and we hope this passion is apparent in the quality of our product. Please have a look at...
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Our necks are made from seasoned mahogany, for strength, and have a rosewood or wenge fretboard with accurate fret placement. The bridges are also rosewood or wenge, depending on availability. Both wenge and rosewood are very attractive hardwoods that make excellent fretboards and bridges. We use only high quality gold plated tuners which hold their tune very well. All instruments have a great...
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Kevin's uke has koa back and sides, a spruce top and a maple neck. Paua abalone inlay of his name on the fretboard. This is a beautiful shimmering finish that's still experimental... This is the back of Cade's uke. When finished it had the same beautiful rich color as the front. Cade's six-string ukulele is nearly completed in this picture. This ukulele is made from koa. Six-string tenor...
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If you want to try doing some basic ukulele setup work to improve the feel and tone of your ukulele, then this might help. Click the link below to see other episodes covering various uke topics and featuring different builders and players. We also have another setup podcast there covering various issues and talking with the full setup team. See More Podcasts. In this podcast Kalei shows us a...
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