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Kamaka Ukulele

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Never Gets Boring

I've taken this tour 3-4 times, dragging along friends that I'm travelling with. The first time I... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2018
Seattle, Washington
History and craftsmanship!

We took the tour of their shop. It started with a historical review of the making of the ukulele... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2018
Caro D
Austin, Texas
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550 South St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-5010
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

I've taken this tour 3-4 times, dragging along friends that I'm travelling with. The first time I toured, it was the son of the founder doing the whole tour, now he does the history part, and one of his grandsons does the factory portion. It's...More

Thank MarkStephenSouder
Reviewed February 13, 2018

We took the tour of their shop. It started with a historical review of the making of the ukulele - by Fred Kamaka, 93 years young, son of the founder of Kamaka Ukes. Then his son, Fred Jr. showed us the workshops. Very fine instruments!

Thank Caro D
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

Tours take place Tue to Fri at 1030 AM and the first half of the tour is given by the remarkable 93 YO Fred Kamaka who talks about his families 101 year old business. The second half allows you into the actual factory to see...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed October 30, 2017

If you're a fan of ukulele, this is a great place to visit. You can see exactly how they are made and all that goes into the finished instrument. It doesn't take a long time, but it is packed with things to learn. Now to...More

Thank Ronrythm
Reviewed September 8, 2017

Visited Kamaka Uke factory for a free tour today. It was an honour and privilege to have Fred Kamaka Snr to do the first part our tour. Very informative and entertaining. Happy 93rd birthday next week Fred! Fred Jnr gave us the second part of...More

Thank Chris66emma
Reviewed January 5, 2017

This was a must see for me. I have a vintage Kamaka Pineapple ukulele and it is by far the best ukulele I own! The tour started with a talk by Fred Kamaka Sr., and we were fortunate enough to be guided on the factory...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed December 6, 2016

Arrived at 10am and had time to browse before people arrived for the 10:30 tour. By 10:30 there was about 15 people in the small customer space. We were introduced to the son of the founder of Kamaka ukuleles he is in his early nineties...More

2  Thank keithspencer56
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Kamaka ukuleles are synonymous with Hawaiian music. This is a free guided tour through their shop, and a little bit of Honolulu history as well, as South Street has definitely changed (and will continue to change) over the years. You start in the "store front"...More

2  Thank Sayohatchi
Reviewed October 13, 2016

The tour began with 92 year old Fred Kamaka Sr., son of the founder of the company, giving a history of the ukulele, the company, and the members of the Kamaka Family. He was lively, could be clearly understood, and is obviously still very active...More

3  Thank CPG3
Reviewed October 6, 2016

This tour was such a treat! The tour was led by 92(?) year old Fred Kamaka, the son of the founder of the company. His history, stories, and in depth knowledge was remarkable. This is a must do for anyone interested in music, woodworking, or...More

1  Thank SabineD123
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