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Valuable ukulele stolen from Maui entertainer

Napua Makua Napua Makua
Makua's aunt's home Makua's aunt's home
Makua's rental car Makua's rental car
The Mother-of-Pearl inlay of Napua Makua's custom ukulele The Mother-of-Pearl inlay of Napua Makua's custom ukulele

By Ben Gutierrez - bio | email

KAILUA (HawaiiNewsNow) - A local musician has had a precious instrument stolen and wants it back, no questions asked.

The custom-made ukulele belongs to Maui singer and kumu hula Napua Makua. It was stolen sometime Monday night in Kailua, where Makua was visiting her aunt.

The No Hoku Hanohano award winner had the ukulele, in a case, in the back seat of her rental car, which was parked in front of the house. Makua said she may have neglected to lock the vehicle.

"You know, I don't play a lot because I always have my musicians with me," Makua said. "I brought it because we're playing for family, and so the one time I bring it, this happens. So I'm really bummed."

The ukulele is a six-string Koolau ukulele with Napua's name inlaid in Mother of Pearl on the fret board. It is made of pine on the front, with koa wood on the sides.

Makua's family has notified police and local pawnshop owners, but she simply would like the ukulele back, no questions asked.

Anyone with details about the ukulele can call Napua at (808) 870-7810, or can e-mail her at nagreig@yahoo.com.

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