PDA

View Full Version : Ukulele brand made in hawaii



scatcat
06-18-2011, 09:40 PM
Hallo, can you tell me the ukulele brand made in hawaii?
I know Kalnile, Kamaka, Koaloha, Pono (i don't understand if they produce uke in hawaii?), if you know other brand, please post it, i want to buy an hawaiian uke.
Ciao a tutti!
Aloha:D

PS sorry for my english

Ambrosius
06-19-2011, 12:32 AM
Hello scatcat, - fellow european here.

Distinguish between an instrument actually made in Hawaii and Hawaiian companies producing overseas, as private brands. I think Pono is a private brand made in China, Kamaka is made in Hawaii, both from the same company.

Look at this thread http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?16211-808-Builders

savagehenry
06-19-2011, 01:17 AM
Pono is made by Ko'olau

Ambrosius
06-19-2011, 02:56 AM
Pono is made by Ko'olau

Sorry, my bad. Ko'olau not Kamaka. Still the actual production is in China ...

Uke Republic
06-19-2011, 03:15 AM
Kelii is made in Hawaii. Probably the least costly too. They will have a Kumalae styled ukulele later in the year made from some koa with a story.
Ko'olau makes very high quality and beautiful ukes in Hawaii also.

GKK
06-19-2011, 04:45 AM
Sorry, my bad. Ko'olau not Kamaka. Still the actual production is in China ...

Pono Ukulele's are Ko'olau's affordable models which are made in Java Indonesia and shipped back to Oahu Hawaii for final inspection at the Ko'olau factory.

The Hawaiian Ukulele's are; Kamaka, Kanilea, KoAloha and Ko'olau.

rasputinsghost
06-19-2011, 11:00 AM
As per usual everyone is sadly forgetting Keli'i! Keli'i are solid wood koa ukes made on Hawaii and frankly you won't get a better K brand for the money.

dnewton2
06-19-2011, 11:43 AM
Check this list (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?16211-808-Builders)There is also a bunch of small operations in Hawaii.

mketom
06-19-2011, 05:59 PM
Pono Ukulele's are Ko'olau's affordable models which are made in Java Indonesia

Ambrosius is right. Pono's are now made in China. The build quality is excellent. And they are set up at the Ko'olau shop in Wahiawa on Oahu.

GKK
06-19-2011, 07:02 PM
Wow, I didn't know that.

scatcat
06-19-2011, 07:17 PM
Thanks everybody!
Someone know a link for the brand keli'i or a shop online were a can find it........they look nice and with a good price....but i think hard to find in europe.....
Ciao.....aloha

mm stan
06-19-2011, 07:25 PM
Aloha and Ciao Scatcat,
Here's a link, just scroll down and look for the list...some hawaiian ukes http://www.ukes.com/ hope it helps..good luck..MM Stan

hmgberg
06-20-2011, 01:58 AM
Kelii is made in Hawaii. Probably the least costly too. They will have a Kumalae styled ukulele later in the year made from some koa with a story.
Ko'olau makes very high quality and beautiful ukes in Hawaii also.

Can you tell us any more about the Kumalae version, or are you sworn to secrecy? :drool:

Lanark
06-20-2011, 03:14 AM
Can you tell us any more about the Kumalae version, or are you sworn to secrecy? :drool:

Yes, please. This. You have peaked my interest with this tidbit.

Uke Republic
06-21-2011, 09:43 AM
The Kumalae inspired ukes are going to be made from koa that was removed from Moana hotel many years ago and has been stored just waiting to be turned into musical instruments.The Moana hotel has a lot of history as the first major hotel opening in 1901 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moana_Hotel
KC of Kelii says he hopes to have some later in the year. No price as of yet:) To play a piece of history...