Olukai Ho’olaule’a Ukulele

It’s about time again for the Olukai Ho’olaule’a on Maui–Olukai’s celebration of the ocean, ocean life and the Hawaiian culture that embraces it.  This year it will be held on May 12-13th.  Pictured here is this year’s Ho’o Aloha award.  I try to keep these uke’s as organic as possible and do my best to keep construction in local woods–this Koa is from Maui.  I am in a tribal  mode as well,  so I have added petroglyph inlay on the back of the instrument representing some of the many ancient Hawaiian dieties.  Hope you like it