right downtown in the municipal area. Everything was close. I love that. Well, here at Nam, you know, it's the big annual show that we attend and then and we feel that it's important to us because just to have a have a just to be here like a presence here. Chris Kamaka 11:44 And hopefully we can portray that to those who do come, and they would appreciate it even more. I have two brothers and four sisters. So I hope you enjoy today's conversation with Chris all about how kamaka ukulele started, where they're at, and what the future holds. or just in general what to know about Hawaiian culture? I have a presence and just to see all friends you know and make new friends you know, people that we do business with And hopefully, you know, future dealers and get to get to know them. Yeah. He opened his first factory on South King Street, okay. And since this recording, I asked Chris a few questions about how to pick up the right ukulele and, and what to know. There isn't much to report as of today, June 30 2020. Well, not many, but this manual Nunez was the original manufacturer of Nicolelis in the islands. Maybe people don't know there's different types of acclaim. Playing ukuleles, you know, during the mass, you know i and, and he would be there every morning early getting all the Hercules tuned up and it was fun to be a part of you know, that's me good memories. Chris Kamaka 17:28 right in Honolulu 57 Street, okay. How Camacho ukulele started in Oh, who more about their family and what they're up to. Well, thank you so much. Now with manufacturing ukuleles, there's different types of woods to choose from, you hear a lot about co but maybe talk a little bit about the different types of woods and why it matters or manufacturing. Bryan Murphy 11:33 Back in the 80s. Bryan Murphy 23:54 So, thanks so much for joining me today on episode 33. Chris Kamaka 14:55 Those are the four basic models and then we have variations on all of this Different sizes like the sixth string, same idea as a 12 string guitar with the with octaves. But if it is big groups like that, we try and split it in half because our office is only so big. Me? But the easiest way just to get all the information about Camacho ukulele is go to Hawaii's Best travel.com Episode 33. I don't play it too often because my good friend sat on it. Chris Kamaka 7:10 But if it is big groups like that, we try and split it in half because our office is only so big. You've played six string guitar? Aloha! Hello. If you can’t afford, or aren’t yet ready for one of our handmade Meles, these are the perfect instruments for you; supremely playable, good-looking and at unbeatable prices! Bryan Murphy 22:56 nice and cool. Well, you know, we grew up with it. And I've been playing guitar for many years. Well, you know, we grew up with it. But as they do unfold, I will be sure to relay those to you. How can people find more about you and come back? Well, I'm the production manager at the factory. I appreciate just your time for tuning in today. If that's news to you, or if you want more information about what that all means and what travel is gonna look like, Come August 1, you can find all of that at Hawaii's Best travel.com slash Episode 32. So it's important to us to find the best pieces for for the body, if you have a nice ornate piece is just a plus two, you know, like the the curly core is always requested as far as for most of our instruments, but we try and you know, as we get into the higher grade ones, it's more for our, you know, fancier models, our specials, but you know, the sound is the main thing that my grandpa always told us that if you can maintain, you know, consistent sound and have you know, good quality material, as well as hardware and finish and good craftsmanship, then you should have no problem. seven. Yeah. And then the tenor, which is probably the most popular as far as musicians. We have our Jake signature model. just a bunch of kids. Yeah, we used to attend la convention when they had it there. I hope you enjoyed that history of komak ukulele, how they started, maybe you got the bug to pick up a local And instrumented and to learn so you can go to Kanaka hawaii.com to learn more about their products, and I'll also link this up in the show notes. Right. That's the problem. Maui Ukulele Co., Hula Ukes & Other Brands – Mele Ukulele – the sweet sound of aloha. So it's gonna be a fun one. Yeah. My pleasure. My grandfather started it back in 1916. Bryan Murphy 9:10 To stay up to date on future episodes Be sure to subscribe. We're usually there unless we're actually or performing somewhere. The following two tabs change content below. you can get expensive, you know, for us, but you know, sometimes you got to look beyond the money thing and you know, and just a one on one and getting to know people is so important. It's gonna be fun. That's, yeah, that's incredible. So in your mind when you think about resourcing on Island and thinking about the sound of what comes first in your mind. eventually had to move everything down to our farm on the west side, Lulu lane because they're widening King Street at the time. Back in the 80s. And. That's a clip from today's interview with Chris calaca. And as a musician, too, I've been playing I, I grew up playing my mom's guitar string. Yeah. with Trans Pacific travel opening up in Hawaii come August 1 and if you haven't heard the news, it is opening up but there's a there's an Asterix on the opening up As basically, if you can show proof of a negative COVID testing three days before your travel, getting on a plane to Hawaii, you can avoid the state's 14 day mandatory quarantine. What are you guys excited about? We kind of did the same instrument this year as last year but kind of tweaked it a little bit. And we were able to attend in New York. But I hope you're excited with that news that yes, Hawaii is opening up to trans-pacific travel and obviously it's gonna look a little different. It was always fun, you know, always a fun instrument and what I like to show people, you know, when customers just, you know, the instrument is fun and, and you should really enjoy playing that, like, what I try and do is when people pick up on an instrument, you know, I want to get it to where they don't want to put it down. Thanks again for joining us today. Yeah. right downtown in the municipal area. Okay. Yeah. So if someone hypothetically myself is interested in picking up ukulele, I, you know, I played sixth string all all my life basically. that's absolutely yeah. right in Honolulu 57 Street, okay. Right? Yeah. He used to frequent Mr. Nunez his shop around father. But this episode for me, that was recorded back earlier this year in January, in Anaheim, which is about you know, 20 minutes from where I'm at, was kind of a it was a personal interview for me because at the time of this recording, this was a very first weekend after I had recently resigned my job I have a pastor that I've been working out at a church for 20 years, and I've since then have gone full time into Hawaii's Best, and also into my podcast production company. Well, we try and introduce something new every year. And he did a great job yeah, I was really impressed with the amount of time he had you know, every time every man will usually procrastinate. Hawaii's Best 25:59 Well, not many, but this manual Nunez was the original manufacturer of Nicolelis in the islands. what would you recommend? yeah, actually, um, this year we're going to be going maybe two or three times this year to Japan. 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