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Jehle will be on exhibit Nov. At least one of those shows a Union soldier playing a cigar box violin. The collection is comprised mostly of guitars dating back from the s to present day. Some are considered as toys for children, while others are serious instruments. Other instruments in the collection include, diddley bows, fiddles, ukuleles and banjos. Two of the fiddles date back to the late 19th century. One of the ukuleles in the collection is one of 12 made by Sam Kamaka Jr. One of the banjos in the collection is an early cigar box banjo built using plans dating back to The cigar box that is used in the banjo dates to between and Tony Hyman of the National Cigar Museum first owned the instrument.

Kamaka Hawaii

Kamaka presents his second solo project with newly composed songs and a heartfelt delivery that will capture your imagination. Up for sale, a ‘s Martin Style O soprano ukulele in Most orders are eligible for free shipping. Ukuleles Guitar Center The ukulele is an instrument that is rich with history and tradition. First appearing in Hawaii in the s, the ‘uke’ has found a unique home for itself in both

Kamaka ukuleles are world-renown, and possess a lasting, rich tone that cannot be duplicated. The process of making a Kamaka ukulele is an art that involves design, redesign, and experimentation to produce instruments with outstanding tonal and playing characteristics.

Sam Kamaka attended the Royal School in Honolulu from age 8 until His hanai “foster” father Keopuiki was one of King Kalakaua’s fishermen. Sam’s six years at Royal School comprised his entire formal education. The Company celebrated its 90th anniversary in of making handcrafted ukuleles in Hawaii. When Sam Kamaka first began making ukuleles in , Hawaii was still a Territory. Early Kamaka ukulele labels bore the letters “T. A street car stop was located directly in front of the original Kamaka factory on King Street.

Sam Kamaka would wait for his sons after school ended and expected the boys to arrive promptly for work. The translation of the motto is: The original pineapple ukulele designed and patented by Sam Kamaka Sr.

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I’m just someone who likes to make music. I hack away at it; I have since I was 14, back when the Beatles were still new. Still, I enjoy playing, and perhaps learning even more. So this is a page for amateurs like me. I had sold my last guitar a few years back in order to focus on other things the shakuhachi, for one.

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Jun 10,  · (reads KAMAKA Genuine Hand-Made Ukuleles Since / Kamaka Ukulele Factory / Honolulu 19, Hawaii) I’ve been trying to find out exactly when the first Concert size ukulele were made. By the font of this label, I would assume this Concert was made in the ’s.

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Warranty Dating Your Uke Kamaka ukuleles have been made since , so if you are fortunate enough to have inherited an older model, you may be curious about when it was made. From to , date stamping was used on the interiors of the instruments. And beginning in , Kamaka Hawaii began using serial numbers.

Apr 21,  · In dating Kamaka ukuleles, the headstock decal and the interior label are significant. The trademark “double K” decal was used on Kamaka ukuleles beginning in This decal was used in conjunction with an interior gold label bearing the words “Kamaka Ukulele” in red and black lettering that matched the font of the decal.

Those of us who are musically sensitive and find self-expression through our music can develop a strong bond with our most loved instruments. I regularly get emails and calls from customers who are overjoyed with their purchase. Occasionally, though, we get an email from a distressed customer whose cherished ukulele has developed problems or even cracked.

The Basics Wood always contains moisture and it swells or shrinks as its moisture content changes. To keep it healthy and playable, a solid-wood ukulele needs to be kept somewhere between 40 and 60 percent relative humidity RH. Doing so keeps the thin panels of wood from fluctuating too much. While laminated instruments are less vulnerable to humidity changes, they should still be cared for with the same attention.

If the humidity falls below 40 percent, the wood will shrink, causing even worse problems, such as a top or back sinking or separating from the sides; loose braces; the action becoming lower and creating fret buzz; protruding frets, causing them to become sharp, because metal does not shrink like wood; binding that pulls away from the body wood; and cracks. Many parts of the world are very dry.

In the United States, portions of Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Colorado, Wyoming, and California are classified as desert regions and ukulele owners in these areas have learned sometimes the hard way just how important it is to raise the humidity level where they store their ukuleles. He has a process that has successfully cared for his ukuleles for many years. When not playing, he keeps them in their case with one Oasis humidifier hanging in the soundhole and one at the headstock area.

The air around us contains a certain amount of water vapor. The amount of water vapor any mass of air can hold depends on the temperature of that air:

2005 Kamaka HF-2 Concert Ukulele (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Over the years many local, as well as international artists have graced the stage there. It is unique outdoor theater located in Kapiolani Park. This venue seats 2, persons, with the capacity to hold up to 6, more on the lawn area. Concerts, graduation ceremonies and hula shows are very popular at this site. The historic Lanai Theatre is a cultural landmark on Lanai, dating back to the s.

The Honolulu Symphony Orchestra is an important part of the state’s musical history, and is the oldest orchestra in the United States west of the Rocky Mountains, founded in

In dating Kamaka ukuleles, the headstock decal and the interior label are significant. The trademark “double K” decal was used on Kamaka ukuleles beginning in This decal was used in conjunction with an interior gold label bearing the words “Kamaka Ukulele” in red and black lettering that matched the font of the decal.

Over the years many local, as well as international artists have graced the stage there. It is unique outdoor theater located in Kapiolani Park. This venue seats 2, persons, with the capacity to hold up to 6, more on the lawn area. Concerts, graduation ceremonies and hula shows are very popular at this site. The historic Lanai Theatre is a cultural landmark on Lanai, dating back to the s. The Honolulu Symphony Orchestra is an important part of the state’s musical history, and is the oldest orchestra in the United States west of the Rocky Mountains, founded in The Guitar and Lute Workshop was an early manufacturer and proponent of specialty slack-key guitars in the early s, and the Kamaka Ukulele company was established as key manufacturer of ukuleles for Hawaiian musical acts.

Traditional Hawaiian music and dance was functional, used to express praise, communicate genealogy and mythology, and accompany games, festivals and other secular events. The Hawaiian language has no word that translates precisely as music, but a diverse vocabulary exists to describe rhythms, instruments, styles and elements of voice production. Hawaiian folk music is simple in melody and rhythm , but is “complex and rich” in the “poetry, accompanying mimetic dance hula , and subtleties of vocal styles

Kamaka Hawaii

Call us at ! Ukulele History A little ukulele history On that ship was a man named Manuel Nunes came to Hawaii with his friends to work the sugar cane fields.

(reads KAMAKA Genuine Hand-Made Ukuleles Since / Kamaka Ukulele Factory / Honolulu 19, Hawaii) I’ve been trying to find out exactly when the first Concert size ukulele were made. By the font of this label, I would assume this Concert was made in the ’s.

Jehle will be on exhibit Nov. At least one of those shows a Union soldier playing a cigar box violin. The collection is comprised mostly of guitars dating back from the s to present day. Some are considered as toys for children, while others are serious instruments. Other instruments in the collection include, diddley bows, fiddles, ukuleles and banjos.

One of the ukuleles in the collection is one of 12 made by Sam Kamaka Jr. One of the banjos in the collection is an early cigar box banjo built using plans dating back to The cigar box that is used in the banjo dates to between and Tony Hyman of the National Cigar Museum first owned the instrument. He sold it to cigar box museum owner Shane Speal, who sold much of his collection to Jehle.

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History The ukulele is a four string instrument that originates from Hawaii and gained huge popularity in the United States during the early and mid-twentieth century. The design of the ukulele was developed in and was originally a Hawaiian interpretation of the small guitar like instruments, such as braguinha or cavaquinho, which had been introduced to the Hawaii Islands in the nineteenth century via Portuguese immigrants.

During the early twenties, the ukulele crossed the Pacific Ocean and became widespread in the United States and gained a cult status in the Jazz Age. Due to its small size, relative ease to play and cheapness, it also became highly popular for amateur players throughout the s. Ukuleles come in a variety of sizes and materials which affect the tone and volume of the instruments.

Dating Your Uke. Kamaka ukuleles have been made since , so if you are fortunate enough to have inherited an older model, you may be curious about when it was made. From to , date stamping was used on the interiors of the instruments. And beginning in , Kamaka Hawaii began using serial numbers.

Construction Value for Money Martin ukuleles are some of the most sought after ukuleles around. There are many avid collectors of Martin ukuleles around and people who refuse to play anything but Martins. Generally speaking, the higher the number, the higher the price. More knowledgeable sellers will indicate which style the Martin is. However, less well informed sellers, such as on eBay or in junk shops, will often not know what style the uke is.

Martin stopped making ukuleles for many years. To begin with they started by releasing new models.

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