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.
Everything on the bodies is designed to maximise vibrations. The new TRU-R bracing is extremely stiff and touches only those parts of the top which require the support, which allows more areas of the top to vibrate for longer. The internal binding to 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!
This model, the K-1 B in Natural Satin finish, is fabulously rich and open sounding, with a truly deep and "baritone" sounding voice. Compared to the gloss models, this has a warmer and mellower edge to the sound that some players will prefer.
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Solid Select Koa Body Ebony Fret Board and Bridge White pearl position dots South American mahogany neck Bridge Pins Geared Grover Tuner Keys Natural Satin finish GHS Baritone DGBE Strings with 2 wound bass 38mm nut width 20" scale length Kanile'a Padded Gigbag Updated TRU-R Bracing