Ukulele at NAMM 2014- Part 1

Uke News from NAMM – Day 1 This year I’ll be posting a blog each day of the NAMM, or at least that’s my plan. Corey arrives tonight and we have scheduled recording with many of the manufacturers before the show starts to give high quality sound samples. Today I will just share photos and reviews of the ukes that …


Kamaka Hawaii

Kamaka is the oldest Hawaiian company still in business. That's not a lucky coincidence.  Even after 100 years, they are still refining and improving their instruments. The koa wood is more beautiful than ever, as well as their fit and finish. And most importantly, the tone is as lush and rich as it has ever been throughout Kamaka history.Kamaka has been giving ...

A New Breed of Ukulele Players

When ukulele first hit the scene about a hundred years ago it was a cool, hip thing to have. A San Fransisco music store advertisement from 1915 read: The Hawaiian Ukulele is the one musical instrument that everyone can play. It's inexpensive. It is easily carried about. It's melodious - it has a charm all it's own. It's a welcome ...

Kamaka HP-1 The Pineapple

The pineapple was a hit from the beginning, and 80 some years later the Kamaka brothers continue to consistently give us great Pineapples with sweet tones!