Owner Luthier: Makoto (Mac) Harada
I came to Hawaii as a tourist in 2002 and met a small four string instrument 'Ukulele'. I bought it as a souvenir. I learned how to play an ukulele from Mr. Takayuki Mori, who 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 other ukulele factories, These experiences gave me a chance to learn different methods of ukulele building.
In October 2013, I launched my own ukulele business, Honua Ukulele.