Kamaka Koa Tenor 8 String (HF-38 #200483)

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Kamaka Koa Tenor 8 String (HF-38 #200483)

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Kamaka has been making ukes for over 100 years now and the 8 string tenor was first created by them. Also known as "the Liliu VIII," the Tenor 8-String was designed by Sam Kamaka Jr. in 1976 to commemorate the Bicentennial of the United States. 

Pictures show the exact ukulele available here. Corey gives us a raw sound sample of this same model. 

The 8-string has all four strings doubled, with the third and fourth pair tuned in octaves. Played with standard ukulele tuning and fingering, the sound is rich and unique. The paired strings are played together like a 12-string guitar. It creates very smooth strumming and is a big part of the Hawaiian sound.

This one we just received is exceptional, as you can see.

Additional Information
  • Overall length: 27-1/8”
  • Scale length: 17”
  • Total # frets: 18
  • Frets to the body: 14


  • Solid Hawaiian Koa
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Schaller tuners
  • Kamaka Strings
  • Kamaka Hard case and humidifier included

This is ukulele comes with a deluxe wooden Kamaka hardcase

Setup Options

Most people shop with us because of the extensive quality control and final setup work we provide at no extra cost on all ukuleles we ship out. However this is time consuming work and creates a delay in shipping. We are now offering an "Expedited Setup" for those wanting to receive their instrument faster. See details on the Full Setup and Expedited Setup options along with current turnaround times for each at the link- HERE.

Extra Options

One of the options for this ukulele is to trade out the Herco, included humidifier, for the more expensive Oasis Ukulele Humidifier (OH-18 or OH-5+). This is suggested if you live in a low humidity area (parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, etc.) or also areas with winter seasons, especially if you are heating the air most of the day and night. For more info see our Ukulele Care page. 

This comes from the factory with a high G but can be ordered with a low G. Tell us in the Special Instructions box if you would like this and any other our setup or shipping instructions.

After adding this to your cart, take advantage of great deals on Ukulele Accessories. With the purchase of this ukulele you won't pay shipping!

A pickup with installation can be added from THIS LINK.

Strap buttons can be installed by going HERE.


Brand Kamaka

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