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USED 100th Anniversary Kamaka HF-1 Hawaiian Koa Soprano Ukulele with Case

£850.00 £850.00

Overseas customers: please be aware that you will be charged VAT as well as Import Duty and Customs Clearance fees on this ukulele!

Kamaka's HF-1 soprano ukulele (sometimes known as standard) is a cracking little instrument with a big voice and a bigger character. It's a precision bit of kit, with compensation to bring the intonation into line further up the fretboard. As with most soprano ukes, there is a tendency towards being sharp at the 12th, but it is better than most other sopranos in this respect, and is only marginally off.

It is a clever trick to pull off, and one that all the Big K brands manage with their sopranos: how to make such a small soprano size body ring with such volume and for so long. Like most Hawaiian made sopranos this is featherweight light, and made with such skill and precision that all the vibrations of the strings are translated into sound. In the hand the light body and the slender neck make it an absolute joy to hold and play.

And when it hits your eardrums the sound is rich, full, complex and smooth, with very pretty harmonics and a mellow tone. This could be tweaked a bit brighter by a different choice of strings, but it sounds so beautiful the way it is. This instrument with Kamaka's black nylon soprano strings makes for a very distinctly Hawaiian sleepy/dream sounding ukulele.

We know there's no need to explain the history and tradition of Kamaka instruments, other than to say that since 1916 they've been making seriously beautiful instruments. They're very, very good at it. And this is one of the limited edition ukes they released to celebrate their 100th Anniversary in 2016, so it is quite a rare thing.

Pictures show actual instrument you will receive. Videos show a different ukulele, but you get a good idea of how they sound. This one is in very nice 8/10 used condition, with some light playwear marks to the top bout, and the odd very small dink and light gloss mark here and there. 

Specification:
100th Anniversary limited edition
Premium solid Hawaiian koa body
Rosewood fret board and bridge
Mahogany neck
16 frets, 12 to the body
Light gloss finish
Planetary geared tuners
35mm nut width, with 28mm G to A string spacing
346mm scale length
NuBone nut and saddle
Clear Fluorocarbon High G strings
Kamaka hard case included

Overseas customers: please be aware that you will be charged VAT as well as Import Duty and Customs Clearance fees on this ukulele!

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