Friday, December 28, 2007

My Visit to the Kamaka Ukulele Factory

Earlier this month I had the great pleasure of touring the Kamaka Ukulele Factory in downtown Honolulu on the island of Oahu. The Kamaka family has been making ukuleles in Hawaii since 1916, when the company was founded by Samuel Kaialiilii Kamaka. Today the factory is owned and operated by his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Pictured on the left are Fred Kamaka Jr. and Fred Kamaka, Sr., the grandson and son of company founder Sam Kamaka. Free factory tours are available to the public five mornings a week. For more information about Kamaka Ukuleles and their weekly factory tours call 808-531-3165.
  • Photos of the Kamaka Ukulele Factory Tour