Featured `Ukulele Luthiers

I've had the privilege to play a lot of different ukuleles over the years. Periodically I'll showcase a different builder, luthier or two that is worth checking out.

Ko’olau Guitar and Ukulele Company

401 N.Cane St. A-10
Wahiawa, Hawaii 96786

tel: 808-622-1064
fax: 808-622-1646


Funky Frets, Boyertown PA USA

Our family store, Funky Frets is an authorized dealer and carries the Ko’olau Guitar and Ukulele Company brand.

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from the Ko’olau Guitar and Ukulele Company web site

Ko’olau Guitars and ‘Ukuleles are professional quality, hand crafted instruments. The shop is located in Kaneohe, on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, approximately fifteen minutes from Honolulu, at the foot of the the beautiful Ko’olau Mountains.

img 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.  All of John’s children worked in the family business, from sorting screws to sweeping floors. His oldest son, Noa eventually chose to pursue stringed instrument making, and now manages all Ko’olau production.  His youngest son, Andrew also joined the family doing repairs and  assisting in Ko’olau construction and finishing, but eventually established his own retail guitar and ‘ukulele business.


Mya-Moe Ukuleles

18 Forbes Road
White Salmon, Washington 98672
Phone: 541-490-8522


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from the Mya-Moe Ukuleles web site

Gordon **& Char Mayer** and Aaron Keim are the luthiers who build all Mya-Moe Ukuleles. They have combined expertise in design, engineering, music, and lutherie. They both have masters degrees in engineering. Gordon has been building guitars for 7 years. Char is a professional musician. Before building guitars, Gordon was a wood-turning artist, giving him extended knowledge of different woods & their properties.

Char’s artistic bent was expressed in hand-pieced Roman shades. Together, they hand-craft each instrument, a culmination of their combined educations & experiences in engineering, art & music.


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