Fine stringed instruments from Hawai'i

  • Appraisal
  • Consignment
  • Repair

Kealakai Center for Pacific Strings is dedicated to the research, restoration, and celebration, of Hawaiian & Pacific music and luthiery traditions. Through the Pacific String Museum, Digital Pacific Music Archives, and Pūmanamana Mele Index we offer a globally accessible research and resource data base for students, scholars and practitioners of the musical arts, building a global community through the strength of strings we share.

Kealakai Center for Pacific Strings is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, our work is made possible with your generous support!


We research, document and gather living histories, historical recordings, stringed instruments and archival materials relevant to Hawaiʻi and the Pacific region’s pivotal role in the evolution of popular music and stringed instrument design.


Working with a team of world renowned scholars, luthiers, conservators, musicians and audio engineers, we facilitate and promote the restoration and conservation of historic stringed instruments and their legacy of recorded music.


Through live concerts, exhibitions, publications, recordings and an online digital resource portal, we bring the legacy of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific to life for a global community of students, researchers, scholars and practitioners of luthiery and the musical arts.

Kilin Reece
Kailua, Hawaii
7:55 AM
8:00 am. - 6:00 pm Monday-Saturday By appointment only

We accept Paypal, personal check, money orders, bank transfers.

All instruments are packaged professionally by us in our shop. We use USPS, UPS, or Fed Ex with costs to be determined.

Buyers have 72 hours approval period to examine and play the instruments. Buyer pays full shipping both ways if instrument is returned. Instruments must be returned in the same condition they are shipped in.