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Pono by Ko’olau Ukuleles
For many years Ko’olau Guitar and Ukulele has been building some of the finest quality ukes money can buy, allowing the customer to pick from many woods and decorative options. The company was founded and is still run by John Kitakis, whose career began as a furniture maker. He moved from the mainland US to Hawaii forty years ago.   

In 2005 they decided a another line of instruments was needed, one of similar high quality, all solid woods, but more affordable. He named them Pono Ukuleles  which in Hawaiian is defined as excellence. With many years of experience in building Ko’olau guitars and ‘ukuleles, Pono ukuleles has become the “clone.” The task has been challenging, but the rewards have been proof this was possible, as the Pono ukulele line is now at a quality no one has seen before in an import  

All Pono ukuleles go through multiple and extensive quality control inspections, both in the Java Indonesia factory and eventually in Hawaii.