For my Hawaiian studies class we had a group project on a topic of our choice to inform the class about and my group chose to learn more about the ukulele. My friend Sharron and I went to Kamaka & Sons to learn about how they made their instruments, and ended up getting a tour of the workshop from Fredrick (one of the “sons”) who is 91 years old. He told us the entire history of his family, gave detailed descriptions of the tools they use, and impressed upon us what high quality, love, and care goes into making these instruments (it’s incredible the attention to detail they have. It’s no wonder they’re super pricey $$$). It was amazing hearing him talk story about his life, and how their company and ukuleles have evolved over time. The last picture is actually him with a picture of him in their first store front when he was a boy! I highly recommend the tour if you’re ever in Waikiki (it’s free!) if you have any interest in music or history.