Charles Kaimikaua Jr. comes from a family of legendary Hawaiian musicians and has learned to play several instruments. He is a master of the Hawaiian slack key guitar, a unique style of picking and tuning a guitar that was created by the early Hawaiians sometime after 1850. Kaimikaua has been playing and teaching the slack key guitar for the past 59 years, including extensive tours with the USO. The author of several definitive books on playing the instrument, he is dedicated to the preservation of this Hawaiian art form. In addition to the slack key guitar, Kaimikaua is also accomplished on the ukulele.