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PedalFreak
05-09-2012, 05:34 AM
Anyone have this book? Are there any electronic copies? Been looking for it for awhile and can't find it. Would like to get a copy to read.

janeray1940
05-09-2012, 05:57 AM
I'd love to get my hands on a copy of that too.

Looks like two universities have it in their holdings (http://www.worldcat.org/title/hawaiian-ukulele-guitar-makers-as-listed-in-the-honolulu-city-directory-and-other-contemporary-sources-for-the-years-1884-to-1930-with-appendices-illustrations-and-an-introduction/oclc/58046093&referer=brief_results). If you know a college student, professor, employee, etc with interlibrary loan privileges, you might be able to get it that way. Some (but not all) local public libraries can do this as well.

Doc_J
05-09-2012, 08:11 AM
There is a ukulele history web page also written by John King, and it is still available on

http://www.nalu-music.com/category/history/

PedalFreak
05-09-2012, 08:13 AM
There is a ukulele history web page also written by John King, and it is still available on

http://www.nalu-music.com/category/history/

Thanks, been through all of that site :)

Can't wait for the new book. Wondering if it will cover the same info in the Ukulele/Guitar Maker book..

Jim T.
05-09-2012, 03:01 PM
Thanks, been through all of that site :)

Can't wait for the new book. Wondering if it will cover the same info in the Ukulele/Guitar Maker book..

The new book doesn't cover everything in as much detail, as it covers everything up to the modern era, but it does contain an updated chronological list of early (prior to 1920) luthiers. It also has something John's book didn't: a checklist of early (again, prior to 1920) 'ukulele methods and songbooks.

PedalFreak
05-09-2012, 03:30 PM
It also has something John's book didn't: a checklist of early (again, prior to 1920) 'ukulele methods and songbooks.

Very cool! I've been collecting these for awhile. Hard to find in Illinois, so I don't have a ton, and I seem to get out bid on ebay whenever they pop up :)