Archive for March, 2012

Kamaka Factory on the Antiques Road Show

Posted in Videos on March 15, 2012 by unofficialkamakaukulele

Antiques Road Show was currently in Honolulu, HI. While there they stopped at the Kamaka factory. Not a long piece, but it needs to be here 🙂 Enjoy, it is at Chapter 10 of this video.

George Harrison

Posted in History on March 10, 2012 by unofficialkamakaukulele

George Harrison was a huge advocate for the ukulele.  He loved playing them, and even giving them away.  On one trip to Hawaii I was told a story that George would go around the island and buy all the Kamaka’s he could find (now I don’t know if it was a certain size he was after, or if he just bought any and all), and he would then give them away.

Below you’ll find a letter that George wrote on Flea Market Music letterhead about the ukulele as well as videos of George playing some of his Kamaka’s.