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garyg
05-10-2013, 10:28 AM
I just bought a pre-32 Martin 2K taro patch and in the case was a card for "Robert Yap of Honolulu" who ran a Hawaiian guitar and ukulele studio in NYC. Yap apparently arranged some Irving Berlin songs for uke such as "Homesick" but I wasn't able to find much out about him. Any New Yorkers or Hawaiians or music historians know anything about him? I don't know if this was Yap's taro, I bought it from someone who had a 3K and a tiple and all are noted on Yap's card, or perhaps they were someone's who was Yap's student. Very high end ukes for a student. cheers, g2

7warriorlion
05-10-2013, 02:24 PM
http://books.google.com/books?id=5KNGLKqkM8wC&pg=PA195&lpg=PA195&dq=robert+yap+new+york+honolulu&source=bl&ots=6bYGITmDNR&sig=7_ulCBIPHxciVK-AzzZL7QsSr6o&hl=en&sa=X&ei=b4-NUfu5IaGpiQK-mYCICQ&ved=0CEYQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=robert%20yap%20new%20york%20honolulu&f=false

garyg
05-10-2013, 02:33 PM
Thanks 7warrior