Kanileʻa ʻUkulele has been in operation for 23 years and we manufacture ʻukulele in Hawaiʻi on the island of Oʻahu. We focus on synchronizing a traditional and contemporary Hawaiian culture through the way we conduct ourselves and partner with those around us.As a family owned and operated business our values reign supreme.We pour every ounce of passion that we have into each and every instrument that we produce and we take that passion right back to where it all starts… the forest.We have dedicated ourselves to plant a Koa tree for every instrument that we build.


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Kanile'a 'Ukulele has planted 18,800 Native Hawaiian trees 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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Live 2021 Showcase

Due to the cancellation of the NAMM show, we decided to unveil our new models and share what is happening with Kanileʻa via a virtual showcase.  Ran on December 12, 2020 we heard from each Souza member as well as saw guest performances from Kanileʻa artists.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy this live unveiling of the 2021 Platinum, the new D-series, and hear more about what to expect from Kanileʻa in 2021.  

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Kanile`a `Ukulele 2020 Platinum

The 2020 Platinum boasts a whole new tone of Kanile`a featuring the innovation and beauty Joe and the Kanile`a `Ohana have discovered. 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.