Greg Olwell

#TBT Kicking Off Kamaka’s Centennial

By Greg Olwell For this week’s throwback Thursday, we want to take the opportunity to celebrate one of the most important ukulele makers ever. This year marks the 100th anniversary since Samuel Kaialiilii Kamaka began building ukuleles in his one-man shop…

#TBT To A 1927 Hula Girl

By Greg Olwell For this #tbt, we’re going back to a thoroughly astounding short film of one of the finest groups of the 1920s. Featuring two steel guitars, two rhythm guitarists, and ukulele player, Kalama’s Quartet is still a favorite for…

#Throwback Thursday With Late Ukulele Master John King

By Greg Olwell This week on #TBT we’d like to take a moment to celebrate the contributions of late ukulele master John King. Though he isn’t around to ride the Third Wave of ukulele love, he planted many seeds for today’s…


Kanilea KSTP ukulele

Kanile’a KSTP Tenor Ukulele Review

The Kanile`a KSTP is an heirloom ukulele. It’s the kind of instrument that you can reward yourself with and keep for a lifetime of fun and exploration.