Maoli Nō



Kanile‘a ‘Ukulele is committed to the preservation and reforestation of our dwindling native Hawaiian forests. To build up awareness in the ’ukulele world, the Maoli Nō (which means “truly native” in Hawaiian) was created. Made using the dead fall of endemic Hawaiian hardwoods such as ‘Iliahi (Hawaiian Sandalwood), ‘Ōhi‘a and prized curly Koa (Hawaiian Acacia), this stunning instrument speaks volumes on sound, aesthetic beauty and purpose. He ali‘i ka ‘āina, he kauā ke kanaka. “The land is chief; man is its servant.” This ‘ōlelo no‘eau (wise saying) represents Kanile‘a Ukulele’s understanding of stewardship and respect for the land our ancestors left to us. For every Maoli Nō sold, two Hawaiian endemic trees will be planted in our precious Hawaiian rainforests, a koa and an ‘iliahi.

Ordering from this page indicates that this `ukulele will be built as a special order.  There is a delivery time of approximately 4 weeks.  If you would like to look at available inventory please send us an email.

The `Ukuleles For Tree Lovers!

For Every `Ukulele Built, 1 Koa Tree Is Planted.

The endpin color of the pickup will automatically be chosen to match the color of your tuning keys.

The color of the strap buttons will match the color of the tuners.

View your instrument built live with 9 cameras at the most critical work stations in the factory. Receive a curated movie with your ʻukulele as the star upon delivery!

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