Kanile'a Platinum Limited Edition 2018 Koa Tenor 20049

Kanile'a Platinum Limited Edition 2018 Koa Tenor 20049

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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 shows the ukulele available here. 

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!

Additional Information

Platinum 2018 Specifications:

  • 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 Kanile`a `Ukulele, established in 1998 by Joe & Kristen Souza , proudly builds Hawaiian handcrafted playable masterpieces in Kฤne`ohe, Hawai`i
  • Exclusive Ebony rosette featuring 20 adult and 20 keiki Koa gree n leaves with Black -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

This beautiful tenor ukulele comes with a deluxe wooden case.

Custom Options

We can install the MiSi with its rechargeable preamp or the new L.R. Baggs 5.0 ukulele pickup.

Extra Options

The Herco HE360 is the included humidifier. You can upgrade to the more expensive Oasis Ukulele Humidifier (OH-18 or OH-5+). This is a must if you live in a low humidity area (parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, etc.) or if you heat the air in your home. For more info see our Ukulele Care link at the bottom of the site.

If you want a different set of strings you can buy them at the strings section and just note that you want us to change them in the Special Instructions.

No extra charge for Low G just write "Low G" under Special Instructions.


Brand Kanile'a

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