Kanile'a K-3 Premium Curly Hawaiian Koa Soprano Ukulele #25826
The video above offers a sound sample of this very Ukulele (#25826), the video below offers further information and sound samples.
What an instrument the Kanile'a K-3 soprano ukulele is! It barks percussively when you want, it can be sweet and melodic when you want it to be, and every step between. Forget the stunning looks for now, the sound is what it is all about on this soprano.
Joe Souza's dedication to getting the very best sound out of koa is nothing short of legendary. The redesigned TRU-R touch and release bracing system helps every vibration from the strings to move the top for longer, giving each note huge room to sustain. Kanile'a soprano ukuleles were lovely before the modified bracing came in to the production process, but now they are even better. The modified bracing really brings more volume and depth out of the quirky soprano shape. It also means that you can get great amounts of "light and shade" in your playing.
You notice that when fingerpicking just a slight tickle of a string gives you an immediate and satisfying response. Equally, when you strum fiercely each note is perfectly weighted in attack, prominence and sustain, making the chord very clear and unmuddy. You have to love Kanile'a and their 38mm nut width too; perfect for us sausage fingered players out there that still want to enjoy the sound of the soprano uke.
It sounds great, it looks great, it plays great. I bet all other soprano ukuleles talk about it behind its back!
Premium select curly Koa body
Ebony fret board and bridge
TRU-R bracing system
38mm nut width with 29mm G to A string spacing
345mm scale length
Tortoise binding front and back
Wood inlay rosette
Sand inlay position dots
South American mahogany neck
Geared Grover tuner keys
UV gloss finish
Deluxe Kanile'a padded case
Aquila super nylgut high G strings