GCM is proud to be the exclusive retailer of Ho'okipa Ukuleles
These "Hawai'ian style" ukes are our handmade solid koa and mango wood instruments. A solid wood instrument is a big step up from the laminate bodies of entry-level ukes. You'll appreciate the difference in tone brought out by the strength and density of hardwood.
Mango wood's bold grain patterns, amazing colors, and wild curl create musical instruments that are "one of a kind" because of the immense variability of these patterns. Mango produces instruments with big, warm voices, and is our first choice for building because we can price the instruments most affordably.
The Koa tree is endemic to Hawai'i. It's beautiful wood, with color tones ranging from blonde to deep chocolate, is most recognized for it's rich reddish browns and ribbon like striping. Koa has a pronounced ability to reflect light which gives it a luminescence under finish. All the wood we use is from our personal hand-selected supply.
The Ho'okipa standard tenor ukulele has a 17 inch scale length, bound top, Grover geared tuners, bone or corian nut and saddle, and Aquila strings with low g tuning.
Come in and play our Ho'okipa instruments in the showroom!
Here you can try out additional configurations: concerts, long-neck concerts, super-concerts, tenor cutaways, and six string tenors. Beautiful wood, and beautiful tone. Legacy instruments, handmade in the USA.
Join happy Ho'okipa owners in Georgia, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and EVEN two in Mozambique! To be welcoming and entertaining--that's what "ho'okipa" means in Hawai'ian. An apt description of our little friend, the ukulele.
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