Started by Kristen And Master Luthier Joe Souza in Kane’ohe Hawaii Kanile’a (Ka-nee-leia) Ukulele has been handcrafting their Hawaiian Ukueles since 1998.
Pictured above: Kanile’a K1C Solid Koa Concert Ukulele $1599.00
Balancing the traditional manufacturing methods with modern technology, Kanile’a makes some of the top ukuleles in the world today. CNC routing and cutting, UV cured paint finishes, bridge pins and a patented TRU bracing system are just some of what sets Kanile’a apart from other uke companies, but what really has helped them grow is the amazing sound and look of their beautifully hand made instruments. On top of that Kanile’a are committed to reforestation in Hawaii, not only to ensure koa supply but most importantly so that future generations will be able to enjoy all the resources that this one has.
Pictured above: Kanile’a K1C Concert Gloss Ukulele $1649.00
Kanile’a ukuleles are used by artists such as Willie K, Jody Kamisato, Honoka and Azita, Craig and Sarah, Aldrine Guererro and more.