When Tony D of Idaho was looking for his own birthday gift, he wanted something special. With a little help, Tony settled on a terrific instrument, built just for him. What did he think when he finally got it?
KĀNEʻOHE, HAWAIʻI – Kanileʻa ʻUkulele took Gold in the 2021 ICSC Global Visual Victories Awards. It is the first ever Gold for Kanileʻa and also the first Gold for its host property Windward Mall in its nearly 40 years in business.
The Builder’s Experience is an all new virtual viewing package that can be purchased with any ‘ukulele that is built upon order. There will be live viewing portals showcasing a handful of the important steps in the building process. There will be an opportunity to view your instrument being built live, side by side to […]
KĀNEʻOHE, HAWAIʻI – Kanileʻa ʻUkulele, will be opening its new retail store in Windward Mall this Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 11 am to 6 pm. The event will include a live performance from the award-winning group Kapena along with a grand prize ʻukulele package giveaway. Located on the second level near Macy’s, the Kanileʻa […]
KĀNEʻOHE, HAWAIʻI – Kanileʻa ʻUkulele, Hawaiʻi’s premier ʻukulele company, is featured in the latest United Nations “Lid is On” podcast series. Reporter and podcast host Daniel Dickinson interviewed master luthier and company co-owner Joe Souza for an in-depth look at a small business that operates daily to prove “sustainability and profitability can co-exist.” “Planting a […]
KĀNEʻOHE, HAWAIʻI – Kanileʻa ʻUkulele, Hawaiʻi’s premier ʻukulele company, is excited to partner with Affirm, Inc. to provide online customers the ability to play now, pay later. By using the new, easy monthly payment program now at the kanileaukulele.com checkout, any ʻukulele player can have the handcrafted playable masterpiece of their dreams without the wait. […]
Joe on the Go: Kanileʻa ʻUkulele’s master luthier and company co-owner Joe Souza jumped in on an impromptu performance of the late Reverend Dennis Kamakahi’s classic “Wahine ʻIlikea.” This moment took place at Ukulele Underground’s (UU’s) first ever retreat on the island of Kauaʻi in February 2020. Mahalo to UU’s Aldrine Guerrero and special guest […]
Kanileʻa ʻUkulele factory tours are suspended until further notice. The retail store on Kahuhipa Street in Kāneʻohe will also be closed. This decision was made for the health and safety of our visitors and our employees.
KĀNEʻOHE – Kanileʻa ʻUkulele is proud to support community events that support ʻukulele players in the community and worldwide. ʻUkulele Club of Hawaiʻi (UCH) Since 2006, Kanileʻa ʻUkulele owners Joe & Kristen Souza along with Bruddah Sam (Vaihi) and Lina Girl (Hawaiian 105 KINE-FM Radio) have hosted a community gathering of like-minded ʻukulele players in […]
KĀNEʻOHE – Kanileʻa ʻUkulele is proud to sponsor the International ʻUkulele Contest & Hula Show offering up over $8,000 in prizes. See amateur players of all ages from around the world compete for top prizes at the Waikīkī International Marketplace main stage on Saturday, February 15, 2020 starting at 10:30 a.m. Kanileʻa ʻUkulele will […]