E Komo Mai! (Welcome!)
Aloha! This is Popaloha aka (Papa KoAloha-founder of KoAloha Ukulele) or simply POPS, and I’d like to introduce a spin-off of KoAloha Ukulele Company called Uke.S.A. that my wife, Pat, and I started about two or three years ago. The primary purpose of doing this was to expand the horizon of design as well as acoustic experimentation with handmade ukuleles. The perfect name for this new venture became Uke.S.A. or Ukulele. Specialties. America, because when I thought of the abbreviated acronym U.S.A., the wordplay acronym immediately came into mind. This freedom has enabled me to create designs along with acoustic revelations that have thrilled me as a luthier and former professional musician. Welcome to the never-ending realm of awesomely original, creative as well as acoustically incredible-sounding handmade ukuleles from the one and the only UkeSA Hawaii.
An Important Note about our website
Pops builds Ukulele on orders only. All of the ukuleles here that are “sold” are here to give you an idea of what others have ordered and purchased and the price for each. Pops will be happy to make the same for you, or any variation of what is here. If you are interested in talking about a one-of-a-kind ukulele built just for you by Pops, just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you see an ukulele that is available, then this ukulele was built by Pops as a prototype and is available “as is” and you can order right from this website. If you like the design but would like some changes, that is no problem at all– just send us an email.
The important thing to realize is that Pops is not making a production ukulele. The only ukuleles that are on these pages are either prototypes or ukes that were commissioned and sold. Both, however, are pictured here so that you can see that a handmade custom uke by Pops can be yours and to give you some idea of what others have chosen. Most of our custom ukes are built and delivered in a month or less.