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New Kanilea K-1 Tenor Premium Koa/Koa
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Status
Sold
Brand
Kanilea Ukelele
Product Year
2013
Model
K-1 Tenor Premium
Serial #
99999
New/Preowned
New
SKU
3748
Condition
Brand New
Body Type(s)
Small, Tenor Uke
Back & Sides
Koa
Top
Koa
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
None
Top Trim
None
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Abalone Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Koa
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Bindings
None
Tuner Finish
Chrome With Black Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
12.063 in
Upper Bout
7 in
Lower Bout
9.375 in
Body Depth Heel
2 in
Body Depth Tail
3 in
Scale Length
16.875 in
Scale Length (mm)
428.6 mm
Nut Width
1.44 in
Nut Width (mm)
36.6 mm
String Spacing
1.72 in
String Spacing (mm)
43.7 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - Hardshell
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Description

Kanile'a Ukuleles are handmade in beautiful Oahu, Hawaii, where the history of the uke has it's origins. According to owner, Joe Souza, "ukulele has always been a part of my life," but it wasn't until his apprenticeship with master luthier, Pete Burmudez, that he realized that uke-building was his life's calling. That was 1990. Now, 24 years later, Joe and Crew are making the finest ukeleles in the world. Made from premium-curl Koa harvested from a private plantation, these could also be the most gorgeous ukes in the world. It seems as though the Hawaiian sunset itself has been captured within, each one radiating a fire of unmatched beauty and grace. What's more, the tone is absolutely perfect -- sweet, warm, woody, and punchy without sounding harsh or brittle. This K-1 Tenor Model comes with a UV gloss finish and hardshell case.

I attended the 2013 Nashville NAMM show last summer looking to add a few hot new products to the Dream Guitars lineup, and as soon as I saw these amazing ukuleles, I knew we had to have them. Hands down, the most beautiful, and beautifully made, ukes at the show, and there were a bunch. These really stand out, not only because they're made from the finest Koa available, but because they're just so enjoyable to play, and have that sweet, woody character that seems to sing of The Island life. That reminds me, owners, Joe and Kristen invited me and the Dream Guitars crew to come down for a working vacay. It's on me, boys, let's go!
 
These are some of the nicest ukes you can buy. The tone is balanced and clear with lots of projection and the koa wood used is really spectacular. If you are a serious uke player, this may be the uke for you.
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SCALE LENGTH 16.875 in
NUT WIDTH 1.44 in
STRING SPACING 1.72 in
WOODS KOA,
KOA

Kanile'a Ukuleles are handmade in beautiful Oahu, Hawaii, where the history of the uke has it's origins. According to owner, Joe Souza, "ukulele has always been a part of my life," but it wasn't until his apprenticeship with master luthier, Pete Burmudez, that he realized that uke-building was his life's calling.
 

I attended the 2013 Nashville NAMM show last summer looking to add a few hot new products to the Dream Guitars lineup, and as soon as I saw these amazing ukuleles, I knew we had to have them. Hands down, the most beautiful, and beautifully made, ukes at the show, and there were a bunch.
 
These are some of the nicest ukes you can buy. The tone is balanced and clear with lots of projection and the koa wood used is really spectacular.
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