We specialize in standard to professional grade musical instruments. Each `ukulele is finely hand crafted using the highest grade, well-seasoned wood and scaled to produce a perfect intonation.


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 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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Reforest Hawai`i Was Awarded The Preservation Honor Award

 We are honored and blessed to be awarded this Programmatic Award and would like to send out a huge Mahalo to everyone who has taken the time to participate in this project.

Reforest Hawai`i

KanileʻʻUkulele is honored to represent Hawaiʻi in Madeira, Portugal at the Xarabanda Musical and Cultural Association’s Festival. This week-long celebration marks 140 years since the introduction of the Madeiran instrument known as the braguinha (or machete) to Hawaiʻi which led to the creation of the ʻukulele. As an expert ʻukulele builder of Hawaiian-Portuguese decent, Kanileʻa co-owner and master luthier Joe Souza will share his ʻukulele building techniques in workshops. He will also be joined by his family, wife Kristen and three sons, in the Braguinha Brotherhood concert, roundtable discussions and other planned events scheduled from May 1-8, 2019.

Interested in finding your Portuguese roots? Visit the Portuguese Genealogical & Historical Society of Hawaiʻi, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history and genealogy of the Portuguese, Puerto Rican and Spanish immigrants to Hawaiʻi. For more info, call (808) 841-5044 or email PGSHOahu@hotmail.com.


A news story was done on Hawai`i News Now. 


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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.