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Kanile`a `Ukulele Factory Tour

Open Now: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Sorry, we purchased an Islander, not Highlander ukulele. :-) The Islander ukulele is a wonderful... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2018
Maribor, Slovenia
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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
Lake County, Florida
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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...more
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46-216 Kahuhipa St, #3, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-3900
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

Sorry, we purchased an Islander, not Highlander ukulele. :-) The Islander ukulele is a wonderful instrument, if you are planning on learning ukulele. It is designed in Hawaii and made in China. It is a great gateway instrument for the future hand made Kanile'a ukulele....More

1  Thank Raging_Proteus
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

Thank JimB_from_AUS
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
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
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
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.

3  Thank Climber213378
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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