Is it ukulele? ukuleles? uke? ukelele? Jumping Flea?
braguinha? Machete? Taro patch fiddle? Baby guitar?
BY KAWIKA, INC.
Hurd (aka Kawika)
|1626 Kino'ole Street
| Hilo, HI USA 96720-5021
The Ukuleles by
Kawika website is a place for anyone who loves the ukulele.
- ukulele and color
photos of the instruments we make;
- sound files of
all sizes of our ukuleles;
- free listing of old ukulele
lutherie calculation spreadsheets;
- methods for making useful
- the application of these
measurements to lutherie;
- a discussion of instrument
tunings and acoustics;
shoptips for ukulele and guitar construction;
- sources of supplies and
useful links for buying used instruments;
- a beginning guide to
ukulele identification with hundreds of useful measurements;
- guest artists
playing our ukuleles and guitars;
- an analysis of the ukulele
with chord charts for different keys;
- photos and a naturalist's
description of koa wood;
- tips and sources of
information from guest
- and a chance for input from
you the reader (via e-mail).
Because I like Shiba Inu's, Birding and
Fishing, I've also included pages regarding those subjects.
note that we have retired from active ukulele making and are no longer
taking orders or doing repairs.
have finished writing my book "Left-Brain
Physics and Engineering Concepts for Building Guitar Family Instruments:
An Introductory Guide to Their Practical Application".
can be found here.
To send us an e-mail, please send
I hope that the site is
informative and fun for you. That's really what it's all about.
Ukuleles by Kawika
Making tomorrow's vintage instruments...today
Ho'olono ana i ke kani honehone a ka ukulele
(pause to listen to the sweet sound of the ukulele...)