Episode 16 – Pat Megowan

Pat was visiting Hawaii and impressed us with a few great ukes. Here's an interview and some sound samples with mainland builder Pat Megowan.

Episode 14 Pete Howlett

Pete is a great luthier from the UK. We talk about what brought him here, the challenges he's now facing, and Corey as well as Aaron give this koa tenor he brought along a sample and review. We recently got one of Pete's ukes and look forward to getting more in the future.

Aaron Oya

Aaron is a custom builder on the west side of our island. He's one of our favorite guys, and our LR Baggs rep so he supplies us with pickups even more regularly tha ukes, but when we do get one of his it's always a wonderful tenor with full rich tone. Just what I like. Koa Tenor These are "raw" ...


Steve Grimes is a legendary guitar maker. George Benson, Keola Beamer, Willie Nelson, and many other professional guitar players have chosen Grimes guitars because they are awesome! Steve is a musician and and the way he voices and sets up his instruments shows a passion for the tone and feel that make an instrument great. On top of that he ...


Charlie Fukuba is a musician first and foremost and he builds for tone. His craftsmanship is excellent and the inlay is super cool, but we love I’iwi for the tone.


Understanding Your Options

This is what we do every day, help people understand the different options available in the ukulele market. People come into the store that know nothing about ukulele we do our best to educate them and point them in the right direction. Emails and calls are often covering the various specifications of instruments and how they affect the sound and …



Oceana ukuleles are made by Zac Stiemle of Washington. Koa Soprano These are "raw" sound samples with no compression of mastering. Use quality headphones or monitors for most accurate sound. This instrument is based on the first ukuleles that were made with a one peice koa top and back and real rope binding. It also has a classic vintage uke ...


Here’s the latest one we got from Hive. Adi Spruce top mahogany- We’ll add to this page as we get more of these fantastic instruments from Jake Maclay. Reach out to us to get notification when we get another Hive. They’re a real treat!



Thanks for checking out a short preview of Ono ukuleles. We occasionally get these in stock and you’ll find them at our website HERE.



Zanuck plays his Kiku as Kimo backs him up. Hope you enjoyed looking at these excellent instrument from Kinnards. Of course, there’s nothing like enjoying them first hand so keep a look out for more to arrive at our store here- The Ukulele Site- Kinnard.