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Ko'olau & Pono Ukuleles
Ko'olau makes ukuleles under their own name in Wahiawa, Hawaii and manufactures Pono ukuleles on the island of Java in Indonesia. Their sopranos, concerts, tenors, and baritones are made in a variety of all solid woods from spruce and rosewood combinations to mahogany and acacia. Both lines are well appointed, excellent players.
For many years Ko’olau Guitar and Ukulele has been building some of the finest quality ukes money can buy, allowing the customer to pick from many woods and decorative options. The company was founded and is still run by John Kitakis, whose career began as a furniture maker. He moved from the mainland US to Hawaii forty years ago, then for a period of time went back to the mainland doing warranty repair work for Martin,Taylor, Gibson, Guild and other guitar manufacturers, and in between built custom guitars and mandolins. Eventually he, his wife and children returned to Oahu to begin Ko’olau Guitar & Ukulele Company.
The Ko’olau Ukulele S-1 is a professional grade soprano uke with simple appointments. A sweet sounding, very well constructed soprano ukulele from Ko’olau in Wahiawa, Oahu, Hawaii.
The Pono MB baritone ukulele is Pono’s standard grade, all solid mahogany uke. The tone is throaty and warm, and the aesthetics are tight and trim.
This all-mahogany Pono MC concert uke is a comfortable, sweet little instrument with a few classy features to dress it up.
This Pono Ukulele MTSH-PC features top-of-the-line set up from the guys at Ko’olau. This ukulele has a nice, rich, woody tone that adds to every chord you strum.
This Pono RTSH (S) PC custom series tenor is the crème de la crème of Ko'olau's Pono line. The rosewood and spruce combination make this uke snappy and brilliant, and it has some great features that make it a pleasure to hold as well!
This used Pono Ukulele MTSH-PCS represents top of the line work from the Pono shop. It's a great deal on a pro-level ukulele with a pick up professionally installed.