We at Kanile`a `Ukulele aim to Inspire the Soul through music, `ukulele, and the Aloha spirit.  We produce Handcrafted Hawaiian Masterpieces to be Enjoyed for Generations.  With a focus on quality, sound, and leading the industry with innovation, we will continue to push the boundaries of the `ukulele world.  As a Native Hawaiian family, the Souza `Ohana is extremely dedicated to reforestation and has committed to planting a Koa tree for every ‘ukulele that is built.We invite you to join us on our journey to Inspire the Soul!


The New 2019 Pineapple Platinum

Always pushing the boundaries of innovation, development and style. The 2019 Platinum delivers on an instrument that is the first of its kind… off of Joe’s workbench. In celebration of the 60th anniversary of Statehood, Joe took the concept of a pineapple (which is so synonymous to Hawai`i) and created a Pineapple Tenor. This instrument features a Cobra Slotted Headstock, a classic 17 inch Tenor scale and a Kanile`a first ever, pineapple shaped body. Accenting Premium Curly Mango was used to highlight the the wood inlay rosette and Kanile`a armrest.

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Kanile'a 'Ukulele has planted 18,800 Native Hawaiian trees since 2018

Since 2017, Kanile‘a ‘Ukulele has committed to planting one Koa tree for every ‘ukulele created with our non-profit organization, Reforest Hawaii. Read more about our mission, and learn how you can support our Hawai’i reforestation program.

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Kanile`a `Ukulele Concert CD & MP3 Download

OLA KA ‘ĀINA – Purchase the CD Now

Ola Ka ‘Aina CD is a compilation of various Kanile’a artists.  The cd consists of all original compositions which are inspired by their own personal experience with reforestation and sustainability.  This CD features Willie K, Kapena, Keauhou, Cody Pueo Pata, Kalehua Krug of Hi`ikua, Lina Langi of Na Wai Ho`olu`u O Ke Anuenue, Bruddah Sam of Vaihi, Karlie G, Ben and Maila, Aldrine Guerrero, Craig and Sarah, Gibson Ohana, Kahiau Souza, Kenneth Makuakane, Joe Souza and Derick Sebastian!  100% of the proceeds benefit our native Hawaiian Forests.  Your generous support is appreciated. This is a CD you gotta have!  

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Kanile`a `Ukulele 2019 Platinum

the 2019 Platinum Pineapple Tenor boasts a robust sound while paying homage to the islands’ most popular fruit. Get yours today


The perfect combination of technology and craftsmanship to aid you in your journey to spread aloha

Reforest Hawaiʻi

Kanileʻa ʻUkulele is committed to reforesting Hawaiʻi, For every Kanileʻa ʻUkulele built, a native Hawaiian tree is planted. This brings a healthy environment and preserves the history of Hawaiʻi for generations to come.