Ko’olau Ukulele

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Ko’olau are a high quality ukulele maker from Wahiawa, Hawaii. All Ko’olau ukuleles are handmade in Hawaii which ensures their quality (and also the price tag to match). Their caliber is attested to by endorsements from players like Ledward Kaapana, Lyle Ritz and Abe Lagrimas Jr.

If you don’t have the budget for a Ko’olau, you might like to check out Pono ukuleles – Ko’olau’s (relatively) cheaper range of ukuleles.

On Video

Abe Lagrimas, Jr is one of many top class ukulele players who endorse Ko’olau.

On eBay


  1. Chris December 11th, 2010 4:38 pm

    These ukuleles are the best I’ve heard. The CS model plays like a dream. It will make you a better player just by ease of playing. My CS inspires me every time I play it. Worth the money. Can’t recommend enough.

  2. Frank August 3rd, 2011 1:41 pm

    I have a maple tone wood ukulele that had Aquila’s and thought I’d give it a try. Restring it with all plain strings, I can’t say enough but my Tenor sounds beautiful, a nice touch of a sweetness and as they promised, the projection level of my uke went to another level. I now get them directly from their store in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Also thanks to Aaron for the demo’s on Youtube, I’m sold!

  3. steve March 11th, 2012 1:27 am

    Just a simple T1 Tenor. Loving it! I’ve looked at other brands and it was a tuff choice. But value for dollar…well, let me say, if its good enough for Ledward, its good enough for me. Now, if I could just play like Ledward!

  4. Jay Dunning April 12th, 2013 9:03 am

    This is just a general bit of advice for new or young players. Yes, start on a cheap uke to see if you have the aptitude and talent. If you don’t you haven’t lost much.
    BUT – if you see you are starting to shine at it spend big! Save your money and buy yourself an excellent uke – something like a Ko-olau, Kamaka or a KoAloha. You will pay a lot of money for these but remember this – you remember the price ONCE but you remember the quality every day! You’ll never regret it.

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