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Keli'i


Kelii Supersoprano Ukulele
Keli'i 14 fret Soprano
Kelii Keilani Soprano
Keilani 14 fret Soprano
Koa pili koko long neck soprano concert scale
Koa Pili Koko Concert
The firm was started by Casey (aka KC) Moore in 1996 in Pearl City, Oahu Hawaii making mid to high end Hawaiian Ukuleles. Some people include Keli'i as one of the Hawaiian "Big K's" but not everyone.

Keli'i

(I've seen it with and without the ') is the main branding, are usually Koa and I believe were originally made in Hawaii, but since some time before 2013 this has changes so that sufficient work is still done in Hawaii to legally say "made in Hawaii" but its probably more accurate to say assembled in Hawaii? Aria now has worldwide distribution rights for this particular brand name and I wouldn't be surprised if they now own it.

Keilani

This is the name usually reserved for the lower spec Ukuleles that incorporate a mahogany body or back and sides. These too I believe were suppose to be made in Hawaii

Koa Pili Koko

(sometimes referred to as KPK) These are his imports and as the name implies are usually made of Koa. They are made by Aiersi Guitars in China, who for a while would sell them direct to others, but just as Pili Koko This seems to have stopped now and they sell them direct as Koa Pili Koko; I'm not sure if Moore still has any part in this?

I have seen Sopranos, Concerts, Tenors including the long neck options plus Soprano Pineapples, Tenor Lili'us and Tenor Taropatches for all brands.

This was how the business was set up but as time moves on I think the Keilani name has been dropped to be just Kelii now, and I'm not sure if Moore still owns any of it?

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