Kiwaya Taropatch Mahogany 8 String Concert

Kiwaya Taropatch Mahogany 8 String Concert

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First Taropatch Kiwaya!

This is a vintage-style taropatch 12-fret mahogany concert 8 string from the wonderful crafsmen at Kiwaya. I was excited to see one at NAMM and even more excited when I felt how easy it was to play and heard its beautiful, "open" voice. It's like the vintage Martin Taropatch and even lighter in weight with better balance and with a slightly wider nut width for easier play. Some people think 8 string is harder to play, and most are, but this one with the shorter concert scale, excellent construction for low action, and final setup make this one quite easy. And the tone is so full and unique.

This is an excellent value in an all-solid mahogany instrument with a superb build quality. Take a listen as Corey gives us a "raw" sound sample from this beautiful uke.

Pics AND video show exact ukulele available here!

Taropatch has unison doubled strings G-C-E-A. It's played the same as a 4 string ukulele but you fret 2 strings at once. We set up each instrument to ensure you get the absolute best for your money! This includes saddle and nut heights, fret work and a thorough inspection for cosmetic or structural flaw. This is a rare an wonderful instrument for Hawaiian music and beyond. Includes Oahu hard case and Oasis humidifier.

Additional Information

Kiwaya Taropatch

  • Solid mahogany top, back & sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony top binding
  • Ebony fretboard 
  • Peghed friction pegs (can be upgraded to geared tuners)
  • Setup with Freemont Black strings

This ukulele includes an Oahu case and Oasis Humidifier.

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.

We can install the Mi-Si with its rechargeable preamp or the new L.R. Baggs 5.0 ukulele pickup. That is available at the accessories tab at the main menu under "Customize your order".

For the 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.


Brand Kiwaya

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