Paul Summers - & his brother Harold - ran Ukulele & Steel Guitar teaching studios out of both the Royal Hawaiian & Moana Surfrider Hotels from the mid-'20s through the '40s, which doubled as retail outlets selling instruments.
They had Ukes & Steels made for them by a number of local makers. The distinctive headstock shape of this beautiful top-of-the-range Style 5 indicates Ah Tau Kam as the likely builder.
Style 5 ukes from any maker in the 'teens/'20s era are quite scarce, people seemed happy to just buy a nice, plain Style 1, or maybe some rope-binding 'bling' with a Style 2 or 3. With the top, soundhole, sides & middle of fingerboard all adorned with rope, a Style 5 was a more significant outlay of $$ !"
In excellent original condition with original case.