View Full Version : Looking for Kamaka History Info

06-23-2011, 04:36 AM
I was updating the Unofficial Kamaka History Blog (http://unofficialkamakaukulele.wordpress.com/) today with some new ads that I had found.

One of them has an address I've never seen before, the copy isn't the greatest, but it appears to say: "Kamaka Ukulele & Guitar Works, 1499 S 5th Ave Honolulu, Hawaii."

Does anyone know what location that was? Was that a store that Kamaka had? Any long time Hawaii residents familiar with that area? I googled it and can't find any info.

Any help would be appreciated :)

06-24-2011, 11:43 AM
Anyone know about this??? :)

07-10-2011, 05:10 AM
Loving the info you've collected! Here's another photo series of the Factory tour:


From professional photog Donald Chan - I particularly love the black & white photos w/ Sam Jr. The ukes, the wood, & Sam's aged face as it lights up w/smiles talking about the history of this great ukulele family is enhanced by the black & white.

07-10-2011, 06:39 AM
Google Street View shows it as being near a Catholic school. There some warehouse type buildings across the street.

mm stan
07-10-2011, 08:39 AM
NOt sure, I believe that is where he started at his home....