View Full Version : Heart Strings Kamaka documentary viewable online

07-22-2010, 08:40 AM
For those of you who have not yet had a chance to view the PBS Hawaii special on the Kamaka company, I highly recommend it. It is a great chance to learn the history of the company, and includes interviews with Jake and Gordon Mark, as well as Fred Sr., Fred Jr., Sam Jr., Casey and Chris Kamaka -- and it is about a half hour long.

It doesn't air very often, so it can be hard to find. I'm happy I just found it online, so for those of you have not yet seen it (or Kamaka freaks like me who like to re-view it), you can view it online at http://video.pbs.org/video/1480799425/

Off to go play my beloved (newly finished Kamaka) now that I'm newly inspired...

07-22-2010, 08:59 AM
Hmm when I click on it, the video tries to load then says it's "currently unavailable". What did I do wrong? :-(

07-22-2010, 09:02 AM
Hmm when I click on it, the video tries to load then says it's "currently unavailable". What did I do wrong? :-(

Weird, I don't know. I just tried it again and it works fine for me. I'm using Firefox. What browser do you have?

07-22-2010, 10:00 AM
Thank You for the link!

07-22-2010, 10:05 AM
Thanks for the link! I loved it!

07-22-2010, 10:11 AM
Someone posted this a few weeks back I think. Anyway, I watched it then and enjoyed it, and I watched it now and picked up on even more things.
Thanks for posting it again. I like to see and learn about the history of some of these companies.
I'll have to get a Kamaka sooner or later, just to own a piece of uke history.

mm stan
07-22-2010, 10:19 AM
Thanks for the video, WickedWahine11,
By the way, how did your Kamaka turnout....did you ask them to spray a light coat or did you go with the standard?
And I they must have got it done in time for you to bring it back home. Is there a difference in tone since the finish
has been done? any pic's of your beloved refinished beauty? MM Stan....

07-22-2010, 10:38 AM
Thanks for the link! I'm gonna watch it right now!

07-22-2010, 01:34 PM
Way cool and thanks much!

07-22-2010, 02:45 PM
It works now!

07-22-2010, 03:13 PM
Thanks for the link, Amazing story.

07-22-2010, 04:23 PM
For those of you outside the US (therefore, cannot view the clip), please contactme off-list at cnoda at comcast doot net, or PM