Hawaii Music Supply to Showcase Luthiers for a Cause Ukes

LOS ANGELES, CA – Luthiers for a Cause is proud to announce that Hawaii Music Supply will contribute its world-class showcasing and retail expertise in November when all six of the completed tenor ukuleles are ready to be sold for the benefit of The Ukulele Kids Club.

Commonly known by its website The Ukulele Site (www.theukulelesite.com), Hawaii Music Supply was established in 2005 and offers quality ukuleles ranging from about $150 to over $3,000 for custom instruments. The company was built on the principle that regardless of price, every ukulele should undergo a rigorous inspection and setup process. This ensures each customer receives a properly setup instrument to maximize its playability and therefore their enjoyment of the ukulele they select. With its best-in-class set up, strong focus on providing customers with a broad selection of ukuleles, and outstanding sound demos, The Ukulele Site is thought by many ukulele enthusiasts to be the pre-eminent retailer of ukuleles.

“Each of our six world-class luthiers has worked with The Ukulele Site and has the greatest respect for the team that works so hard to introduce many great luthiers to the ukulele community,” said project founder Eddie Monnier. “Nobody does a better job showcasing ukuleles and ensuring that every ukulele is properly set up so that every customer receives the best ukulele for his or her price point.”

Hawaii Music Supply founder Andrew Kitakis shared, “I come from a luthier family and know firsthand what a tremendous sacrifice these luthiers are making to donate a custom-crafted instrument to benefit The Ukulele Kids Club charity. We are proud to contribute to the project and excited to help Luthiers for a Cause demonstrate the unique voice and aesthetic beauty each of these highly respected luthiers brings to the special woods being used in this project.”

Learn more about the project developments and The Ukulele Kids Club at the Luthiers for a Cause website (www.luthiersforacause.org). You can also visit the Ukulele Kids Club website at www.theukc.org.

About Luthiers for a Cause
Six of the world’s most distinguished instrument builders have come together to showcase their unique building approaches and to make a lasting difference in the lives of sick children. Each luthier will build a tenor ukulele out of wood sourced from two trees that are legendary among acoustic guitar and ukulele enthusiasts. All of the proceeds from the sale of the instruments will go to benefit The Ukulele Kids Club, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to harness the healing power of music by sending hospitalized children home with the gift of music for life.

·       Steve Grimes (www.grimesguitars.com)

·       Beau Hannam (www.beauhannamguitars.com)

·       John Kinnard (www.kinnardukes.com)

·       Jay Lichty (www.lichtyguitars.com)

·       Jake Maclay (www.hiveukuleles.com)

·       Joji Yoshida (www.jojiyoshidaguitars.com)

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Contacts: Eddie Monnier (eddie@luthiersforacause.org) | Patchen Uchiyama (patchen@luthiersforacause.org)