Yup! It’s that time of the year again–the Olukai Ho’olaule’a on Maui May 1-3. The showcase of this gathering is a downwind SUP and OC1 paddle/race from Maliko Gulch to Kanaha beach. This is a great social gathering displaying many Hawaiian cultural events and entertainments. If you’re there, be there!
This woodsy Hawaiian tenor ukulele is provided for Olukai to present to an outstanding member of the community in honor of their Aloha. I usually keep the instruments simple and traditional. This years’s wood is Koa from the island of Maui. Although it is not as highly figured as some Koa, I felt the wood displayed great warmth and depth of color in addition to it’s special origin. I added my petroglyph laser cut and Hawaiian spalted mango for accents. The fret board is Partridge wood from Mexico–very hard and dense and compliments the warmth of the wood. Binding is India Rosewood. Neck is Mahogany. PHD, low “G” strings. I think very da kine. Aloha!