The big unveiling is here! Come see and hear the Luthiers for a Cause "Voice of the Luthier" ukuleles at the Hawaii Ukulele Festival, which is being held at the Princess Kaiulani Hotel, Waikiki (November 17-19). These very special instruments and those of more than 30 other builders will be on display Friday and Saturday from 11-4pm and Sunday from 11-3pm.
Six of the world's leading luthiers built these fine instruments from wood sourced from two legendary trees. The Ukulele Review will be doing a podcast showcasing the ukes as well, which will be available later in November. The instruments will be auctioned beginning in December through The Ukulele Site, with all proceeds going to The Ukulele Kids Club to support music therapy at pediatric hospitals, including Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children.
We are deeply indebted to our many contributors:
Luthiers: Steve Grimes, Beau Hannam, John S. Kinnard, Jay Lichty, Jake Maclay and Joji Yoshida.
Other sponsors: Harvey Leach (master inlay artist & source for Lucky Strike redwood), Rob Rodgers (fine tuning machines), Andrew Kitakis (The Ukulele Site, Oahu Cases, The Ukulele Review), Jay Howlett (source for The Tree body wood), Kimo Hussey & John Covey (Hawaii Ukulele Festival).