This is the 2019 model with the new Kanile'a TRU-R bracing, ebony and mother of pearl appointments, and their new hardshell case. Pictured K-1 T is the one available here!
There is no denying that Kanile'a has some really nice koa. Even the most basic level koa they use like on this model is very beautiful. This has a tone to match with that big Kanile'a sound that is dynamic and clean at lower volumes and full of power as you dig in.
This Hawaiian tenor has a lush tone, excellent sustain, and crisp clarity. It's amazing to look at and a joy to play! Don't hesitate to add this wonderful instrument to your collection. Pictures show the actual instrument for sale here. Take a listen to a sound sample of this same model.
So what is the difference between natural and gloss? Besides looking more "natural", you also get a more "woody" tone from the satin finish. The new Kanile'a satin protects better than their old oil hand rubbed finish because it's still the UV lacquer coat. Yet it's still a thinner finish and this is a very open and vibrant instrument.
This is the ultimate in quality and value available to you from one of the world's best ukulele makers. Act now and experience it for yourself!