Author Archives: Kanilea

OLA KA ‘ĀINA – 20 Year Anniversary Concert

  This year, Kanile`a `Ukulele will celebrate 20 years of making professional-grade, Hawaiian `ukuleles. Each `ukulele is finely handcrafted with beautiful woods and intricate detail to create a Hawaiian masterpiece filled with warm tones and gorgeous finishes. Kanile`a `Ukulele is the only `Ukulele company actively reforesting Koa forests. Last year, we planted 5,000 Koa trees. This year, we are on track for […]


KĀNE`OHE, HAWAI`I – A 20 year milestone for Kanile`a `Ukulele is celebrated in this exquisite instrument designed by company co-owner and master luthier Joe Souza. Starting with a 5A Master Grade curly koa solid body and contrasting koa binding, elements of the number 20 can be seen: with emerald green leaves in the rosette, 20 […]

Kanile`a Cares: 5th annual Shriners Hospital for Children Honolulu Snow Day

(December 8, 2017) `Ukulele jam sessions are amazing, but they take on a whole new meaning when it’s for a great cause. Mahalo to Bryan Tolentino for inviting Hawaii’s top `ukulele players to gather and play for the young patients of Shriners Hospital for Children Honolulu. Many of these children, who come from all parts […]

Just Ask Joe: Intonation

Joe Souza, master luthier and visionary of Kanile`a `Ukulele, shares his thoughts on all things `ukulele. Q: I just started playing `ukulele and everybody talks about how important intonation is. I’m too ashamed to say out loud that I don’t really know what they’re talking about. Can you explain it to me? -Anonymous for obvious […]

Artist Spotlight: Aldrine Guerrero, `Ukulele Underground

Aldrine Guerrero is a dynamic `ukulele player from the island of Kaua’i. Originally from the Philippines, Aldrine started out at local Kauai coffee shops and churches and has since gone on to stages that range from coast to coast in the continental US to international performances. Aldrine’s style of ukulele has been spread throughout the […]

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