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Platinum 2018 Limited Edition

$3,995.00

Kanile`a `Ukulele celebrates 20 years with this exquisite Tenor instrument designed by company co-owner and master luthier Joe Souza. Starting with a 5A Master Grade curly koa solid body and contrasting koa binding, elements of the number 20 can be seen: with emerald green leaves in the rosette, 20 mature koa leaves encircling the sound hole and 20 keiki leaves in the lower center of the rosette. And then there are Kanile`a exclusive enhancements that players of all levels will truly appreciate like the introduction of the all new redesign of the Kanile`a traditional thin slotted headstock outfitted with ultralight 16:1 ratio Gotoh Stealth geared tuners. Add to that the company’s exclusive TRU-R (Total Resonating `Ukulele Redesigned) bracing and a Mass Reduction Channel for even more vibration and resonance and you have an `ukulele that is a delight to play. Only 200 of these timeless instruments will be built. Available only in 2018.

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Product Description

  • Kanile`a Tenor 4-string `ukulele
  • 5A Master Grade Curly Koa body
  • Radiused back
  • TRU-R (Total Resonating `Ukulele Redesigned) bracing system
  • Curly Koa front binding
  • Ebony bevel “scoop” cutaway
  • Ebony armrest
  • Exclusive Ebony rosette featuring 20 adult and 20 keiki Koa gree leaves with Curly Koa trim
  • Side sound port in a three Koa leaf design
  • Redesigned Kanile`a Traditional Thin Slotted headstock
  • Ebony fret board, bridge & head plate
  • Curly Koa position markers & logo
  • Gold Gotoh Stealth tuners
  • Black TUSQ nut and compensated saddle
  • Aquila Corde strings
  • UV Cured High Gloss body / UV Silk neck finish

Each instrument we build, with the exception of an eight string, may be equipped with a “G” fourth course (196Hz) fixed with a 0.029″ Phosphor Bronze wire-wrapped nylon-core string for no extra charge. The woven “low G-string” is tuned an octave lower, which gives a richer sound and opens a wider picking range.

Note:  These are photos of a previously built `ukulele. Please keep in mind that this is a sample. In the world of wood products the finished instrument may vary from one piece to another and you will not find two pieces the same. These photos give you an idea of what the accessories look like as well as the shape and size. The woods will always vary in grain, curl and color.