Custom Ukuleles

                                                John S. Kinnard Legacy Series

As John enters the second half century of his career in luthiery, he finds himself reflecting on the lessons learned from the past 50+ years and what lies in store for him in the future.  Having built over 1700 instruments John knows what looks good, sounds good and how it should feel when played.  With this deep knowledge and understanding honed over decades of experience,  John can  envision what an instrument would be if he were to build it for himself.  This is the idea behind the Custom Legacy Series- to offer an instrument that John would build and pass down to his family for generations.

These custom instruments will be built when the inspiration hits John and offered as they become sure and keep an eye out on the "current inventory" page for these very special instruments...

Selmer Gypsy Jazz Super Tenor

D-hole or Oval Sound hole

                        Starting at $4500

Series Two- ​Base price $3750Includes:​Choice wood selectionHigh gloss two part lacquer finish
Satin finish neckFull body ivoroid or faux tortoise binding and matching purflingRosewood bound fingerboard and bridgeRosewood tail stripEbony or matching wood faceplateHerringbone or three ring sound hole rosetteGotoh UPT tuning machinesSide markers​Hard case

Special Options: 

Baritone size- $250
Sound Port-$150

Fret Markers- $100
Slotted headstock-$350

Z-stock headstock -$350
Mi-Si Trio acoustic pickup-$265

Baggs 5.0 pickup- $275
K&K Aloha Twin pick-up-$175
Tobacco sunburst finish-$750
Traditional multi-color sunburst-$750

*Options from other series can be incorporated to customize a uke to your requirements.

Pricing and Options


Series Three- 

​Base price $4250


​Prime wood selection
High gloss two part lacquer finish
​Satin finish neck
Full body wood binding w/custom mitered purfling
Bound headstock and fingerboard
Ebony bound fingerboard
​Ebony bridge
Matching binding wood tail strip
Custom faceplate with inlaid MOP logo
Custom Rosette w/ Series 3 motif
Custom backstrip mitered
Side markers in MOP
Gotoh UPT tuning machines
​Hard case