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Kanile`a `Ukulele Factory Tour

46-216 Kahuhipa St, #3, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-3900
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Aloha! This place is marvelous and the folk running the show are a true example of the Aloha... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2018
shakatac1
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Lake County, Florida
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Make sure to take the tour (Mon-Fri @ 10AM)

We stopped at the Kanile'a 'Ukulele by accident on Friday afternoon. The little daughter was sound... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2018
Raging_Proteus
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Maribor, Slovenia
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Proudly handcrafting Hawaiian koa `ukulele, beautiful playable masterpieces, in Kane`ohe, Hawai`i. Our luthiers and craftsmen would love to show you what we do so please stop in for a FREE tour! We'll take you from raw wood to finished `ukulele. Tours are once a day, Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. Hawai`i time. Also available in our Gallery Showroom is our affordable line of instruments, Islander by Kanile`a, as well as PegPals accessories for all fretted instruments.
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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46-216 Kahuhipa St, #3, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-3900
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Aloha! This place is marvelous and the folk running the show are a true example of the Aloha Spirit. If you ever are blessed to be in their area and you have any love of the ukulele sound, you will be remiss if you did...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

We stopped at the Kanile'a 'Ukulele by accident on Friday afternoon. The little daughter was sound asleep in her car seat, so I left my wife and the sleeping beauty in the car and walked in the shop with our older daughter. Mrs. Gina was...More

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Reviewed November 1, 2017

Took the #55 bus out to Kaneohe to take the factory tour at Kanile'a. Arrived a little early and was told I could play any of the many ukes on display. They even brought over an Aldrine model which was missing so I could try...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2017

Joe took us on a close up and personal tour showing and explaining why Kanile'a make such magical 'ukulele. We were treated like ohana and every question was answered with obvious expertise and great pride. If you have an interest in 'ukulele, business, high tech...More

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Reviewed March 9, 2017

Joe Souza will take you through the process of creating beautiful koi ukuleles, from the tree to the showroom, answering questions about the process, the instrument, the music, and the heritage of these beautiful creations. After the tour, you will have to ask yourself whether...More

2  Thank TraviataGeorgia
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Reviewed December 28, 2016

I had the opportunity to visit Kanile'a Ukulele last week. Kristen Souza took us on a tour of their manufacturing process. We saw how they store the Hawaiian koa wood for the ukulele body, the rosewood for the fretboard, and the mahogany for the neck....More

2  Thank Mitch J
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Reviewed December 4, 2016

Coming to Hawaii with the intent to purchase a new ukulele, I set out to visit as many ukulele dealers and ukulele builders as possible. I had visited nearly every dealer on Oahu, and several builders including Kamaka and Koaloha. The moment I walked into...More

2  Thank CPG3
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Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

Parking is a challenge for there are only 4 available at the store. You must get there before 10:30 a.m. only one tour a day.

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Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

This free tour of a ukulele factory was a lot of fun. We had no idea of the contents and craftsmanship that went into this quality instrument. The description of the finishing process alone was fascinating. The tour takes about 45 minutes and involves some...More

2  Thank Denis S
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

Toured the Kanile'a ukulele factory after a tour of the Kamaka factory. While both tours are informative, the personal engagement of owner Joe Souza, his knowledge, and his aloha make the Kanile'a experience exceptional. Located in Kaneohe, the factory is easy to find and has...More

8  Thank Daniel T
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