Kanile'a K-1B Baritone Deluxe Hawaiian Koa Ukulele Gloss #27538
Kanile'a make some of the finest ukuleles on the sunny island of Oahu. Their instruments have incredible finishes, really second to none, and they possess incredible poise, both physically and sonically. They feel so light in the hand, thanks to very clever bracing and beautifully refined, high quality thin wood being used.
We often say without apologies that Kanile'a make the best Baritone ukuleles in the world, this is probably in no small part down to Joe Souzas own upbringing playing 8 string and larger ukuleles. They are light and delicate in the hand but loud and rich on the ears.
Everything on the bodies is designed to maximise vibrations - the new TRU-R bracing allows the top to ring for longer, the internal binding top the top and back is as minimal as possible without compromising structural integrity, and the wood is very carefully selected for the correct grain properties which allows the soundwaves to be created. And everything is put together by master craftsmen, who love what they do, and this shows.
All this attention to detail results in a huge but crystal clear and balanced sound, endless sustain and very pretty and complex harmonics in the sound. You really can do everything on a Kanile'a!
One thing that sets a Kanile'a apart is the TRU-R bracing. This pattern allows even less contact between the braces and top allowing for a truer vibration and a noticeable increase in sustain on all models. Finally, from 2019 - Kanile'a K-1 models will come with an updated Ebony headstock facebplate and white pearl inlays.
Solid Select Koa Body (Kanile'a Deluxe spec)
Ebony Fret Board and Bridge
White pearl position dots
South American mahogany neck
Geared Grover Tuner Keys
UV Gloss finish
GHS Baritone DGBE Strings
38mm nut width
30mm string spacing at nut
20.75" scale length
Kanile'a Padded Gigbag
Updated TRU-R Bracing