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Haleiwa Ukuleles was founded in 2010 by Joe Green, a master luthier, lifelong surfer, passionate musician, and owner of the historical Surf N Sea surf shop in Hale’iwa.

Originally from Florida, he moved to the North Shore of O'ahu in 1977 to pursue his dreams. He met his wife Naoko there, and they decided to make Hale'iwa, Hawai'i, their home. Now, they live with their three children and two grandchildren on the North Shore of O'ahu. 


For almost 50 years, Joe has fine-tuned his craft and played in countless bands, always loving every moment. Joe's dedication and expertise have resulted in some of the finest instruments you’ll ever hear and earned him great recognition. One of Joe's ukuleles was used while recording Jack Johnson's song “Breakdown” from his second album “In Between Dreams,” showcasing the exceptional quality of his work. With his continued community support, it's no wonder that Joe's ukuleles were used as ukulele trophies at the Reef Hawaiian Pro in 2012 - 2014, earning him well-deserved recognition. Joe also won the prestigious Kama'āina of the Year in 2015 and the Ho'onani Award in 2008. Kama'āina of the Year: The Historic Hawai'i Foundation annually honors individuals or organizations contributing to Hawai'i's well-being, history, and culture. Ho'onani Awards are given by the North Shore Chamber of Commerce to business owners who support the local community and economy with their businesses in North Shore.


Whether you're a seasoned musician or just starting, Hale'iwa Ukuleles is the perfect place to find your following instrument where you can play the tunes of Hawai'i, made from using the finest, rare and exotic, reclaimed Hawai’ian woods and crafted in Hale’iwa on the North Shore of O'ahu in Joe’s wood workshop.


Contact us to invest in our heirloom quality ukuleles and join our ohana of Haleiwa Ukulele's owners/keepers.


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"I recently purchased a handcrafted Haleiwa Ukulele, and I couldn't be happier! The attention to detail and craftsmanship is truly remarkable. As an avid ukulele player, I've owned several instruments, but the sound and quality of my Haleiwa Ukulele surpass them all.


Additionally, the customer service from the team at Haleiwa Ukuleles was exceptional. They were prompt and helpful and made the purchasing process a breeze. I highly recommend Haleiwa Ukuleles to anyone looking for a high-quality, handcrafted ukulele that will last a lifetime. Thank you for such a beautiful instrument!"



I just received my handcrafted Haleiwa Ukulele, and I can't express how impressed I am with it. It's a truly exclusive instrument that has exceeded all my expectations. Every detail is perfect, from the beautiful woodwork to the flawless finish. Mahalo, Thank you, Joe!


 As someone who plays ukulele regularly, I have owned several instruments, but my new Haleiwa Ukulele is by far the best. The quality of the sound is simply amazing, and it's clear that this instrument was crafted with care and precision. 


What's more, the customer service from the team at Haleiwa Ukuleles was outstanding. They were friendly and knowledgeable and helped me choose the perfect ukulele for my needs. I highly recommend Haleiwa Ukuleles to anyone looking for an exceptional handcrafted ukulele that will last a lifetime. Thank you for such a wonderful instrument!"


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