Mai Hāʻawi Pio translated into English is "Never Give Up", which was aptly named by my daughter Nicole... she actually selected some of the woods on this build because it was going to be an ukulele she was going to build for herself. After about an hour at my workbench og trying to saw some mother-of-pearl, then thinking about things for awhile, she "Gave Up" (Oh, the irony), but not all was lost, she went on to become an amazing digital artist in her own right (She is incredible in that medium) and the spalted body began to collect dust until one day, Doug showed up. You see, Doug was already a customer of Virgil Guitars and owns "Crazy Horse", and well, you know what they say... the rest is history, except for a cool little fact... Mai Hāʻawi Pio's neck was made from the same wood that Crazy Horse's top was made from AND of course we had to sneak in the P-51 Mustang... again, now he has a matching set!
I LOVE this uke! Drop by the studio(appointment only) and give it a try - Virgil ;)