The ukulele is synonymous with Hawaii, and nothing beats an instrument actually handmade in Hawaii with Hawaiian timbers. Kamaka Hawaii Inc. was first founded in 1916 by Samuel Kaialiilii Kamaka, who operated as a one-man shop and quickly established a reputation for making high quality ukuleles. Over 100 years later the Kamaka family are still building ukuleles based on Samuel’s motto: “If you make instruments and use the family name, don’t make junk.”
This tenor ukulele is made from Hawaiian koa timbers, with a lacquer finish somewhere between satin and gloss which beautifully shows off the characteristics of the timber. It has surprising volume and crispness of tone for a koa instrument, while still maintaining the sweetness that makes the timber so popular. On top of that, the action is so well set up that the strings can sit very close to the fingerboard, which makes for an incredibly comfortable playing experience.
If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like to compromise and wants to own something truly special, handmade in the home of ukuleles, it’s hard to pass this one by. Comes with hard case!
Size – Tenor
Type – Acoustic
Top – Solid Hawaiian Koa
Back and sides – Solid Hawaiian Koa
Finish – Lacquer
Neck – Mahogany
Fingerboard – Rosewood
Machineheads – Made in Germany
Made in Hawaii, USA