Kanile'a K-1 ST 17'' Super Tenor Ukulele Solid Hawaiian Koa (TRU-R Bracing) #23833

Kanile'a K-1 ST 17'' Super Tenor Ukulele Solid Hawaiian Koa (TRU-R Bracing) #23833
SKU: K1ST23833

Availability: 1 in stock

Excl. VAT: £1,057.50 Incl. VAT: £1,269.00
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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. The K-1TE has been to many the ultimate Hawaiian Tenor with gorgeous wood but not too many striking and expensive cosmetic upgrades... The Hawaiian standard got a new make over in 2019 with new upgraded bracing, ebony face plates and pearl inlays replacing the beach sand. Kanile'a also introduced two Super Tenor options - What's a super Tenor? 

I'm glad you asked - the Super Tenors have enlarged bodies with wider stretched lower bouts that create a more open and airy sound. Slightly less sleepy and bright and a bit more direct in sound. The real innovation with the Super Tenor design is the option to have either a standard 17'' scale length (Tenor neck) or a larger 19'' scale (equates to Tenor and Baritone scale). This model, the 17", has Tenor scale, but a richness and warmth in that nice direct sound that it makes. Will take a Low G exceptionally well!

Solid Select Koa Body
Ebony Fret Board and Bridg
White pearl position dots
South American mahogany neck
Rounded back
Bridge Pins
Chrome Geared Grover Tuner Keys
UV Gloss finish
Aquila Super Nylgut strings
38mm nut width
17" Tenor scale length
Kanile'a Deluxe Padded Gigbag
Updated TRU-R Bracing

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 "touch and release" 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.

As of early 2019, all Kanile'a models come with Kanile'a TRU-R bracing. The TRU-R bracing 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 faceplate and white pearl inlays.

We have been thrilled with the Luthier built Ukuleles we have had over the years... Ranging from Chris Perkins to Eiichi Sumi, Bird on a Wire to Pete Howlett. Now Tkitki of Japan are part of the family... Check them out.
Kanile'a Tenor and Baritone Ukuleles are finally back in stock... Each one is unique, each one is just gorgeous.
Millar are back... It's time to get excited!

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