Owner Luthier: Makoto (Mac) Harada
First time I met an ukulele was when I came to Hawaii as a tourist in 2002, I bought it as a souvenir. I had learned how to play an ukulele from Mr. Takayuki Mori, he is an award-winning ukulele luthier. Meeting with him inspired me to build an ukulele. In 2006, I had a chance to move to Hawaii with my family, and I decided to work for an ukulele factory. After that, I had worked for two more other ukulele factories, and I could have learned different method of ukulele building from them. In October 2013, I launched my own ukulele business, Honua Ukulele, for making an ukulele you like to play anywhere you go.