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.
Pictures AND video show the ukulele available here. Kalei gives us a raw sound sample of this special instrument.
Our sound samples are completely dry and we are dedicated to showing true tone. Use quality speakers or headphones for the most accurate listening.
Kanile'a has long been known for their meticulous design and astounding tone. This is a prime example of what these Hawaiian builders are giving to the world. Kanile'a regularly has the nicest koa wood you will ever see. Beyond the beauty, though, is a fantastic instrument with an open voice and a strong projection. Extra attention is given to these high end models and you can see and hear it.
This Kanile'a limited edition tenor has excellent resonance and sustain. It can boom, but is dynamically controllable, and it's one of the best sounds you will find in the ukulele world. With the Premium Kanile'a koa every piece of koa is unique. This one is undeniably gorgeous and quite the treat to play.
Includes a hardshell case and humidifier!