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. These instruments are meticulously built by skilled craftsmen, under the guidance of Master Luthier, Joseph Souza.  Our state of the art, humidity controlled facilities in Kāne`ohe, Hawai`i allows Kanile`a `Ukulele to balance “Traditions and Technologies”.  Every `ukulele comes with a 100% customer satisfaction, money back guarantee and our industry leading limited lifetime warranty.

Kanile`a means “Joyful Sound”. Experience this joyful sound for yourself, a heartwarming reflection of these Hawaiian Islands that we call home.

About Kristen And Joe Souza

Joe and Kristen were both born and raised in Kailua on the Hawaiian island of O’ahu. With Kristen’s background in customer sales and accounting, and Joe’s passion for the `ukulele, this dynamic duo have been creating and sharing Hawaiian masterpieces since 1998. For Joe, the `ukulele MORE>

Saving Hawaii’s Forests

Planting trees to sustain a `ukulele business makes business-sense. So why would the Souzas of Kanile`a `Ukulele plant trees that won’t be live or clear cut? Why are they passionate about saving Hawaii’s forests? MORE>

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I order a Kanile`a `Ukulele? We at Kanile`a `Ukulele want to make purchasing or ordering your new instrument as easy as possible. If you feel more comfortable making a purchase over the phone, call us at 808-234-2868 to speak with our incredible office team. They can answer any questions you may have. Another […]MORE>


Kanile`a `Ukulele and Islander by Kanile`a (www.islanderukulele.com) have been featured in numerous magazine ads over the years. Here are some of our favorite magazine ads featuring our hand-crafted instruments! Kanile`a Ukulele Celebrates 20 Years | Kanile`a `Ukulele Celebrates 20 Years (cont..) Let’s Jam: An Article from The `Ukulele Festival 2018!MORE>

Kanile`a Krew

Meet the dedicated family of Kanile`a `Ukulele … MORE>

The FDNY Tenor

Kanile`a `Ukulele was very fortunate to be part of a heart touching event. Most people know of Joe Souza the Master Luthier, but not too often do our customers get to know Fire Fighter II Joseph N. Souza III from Ladder 17. Joe has been a proud member of the Honolulu Fire Department for over fifteen years. When a colleague of his, Lopaka Ho’opi’i mentioned he wanted something special to …. MORE>