Kanile'a K-1 S Solid Hawaiian Koa Soprano Ukulele w/Deluxe Gigbag #26444
See and hear this very ukulele in the video above.
The Kanile'a K1 soprano ukulele is a feast for the eyes and the ears. Kanile'a have improved their short scale instruments immensely with the new TRU-R bracing system.
It's lighter and stiffer than before and allows for a fuller and louder sound which sustains for longer. It has all of the bark that you want with a soprano when strummed hard, but when you want to fingerpick it, you notice just how much the response and sustain has improved.
As with all Kanile'a ukes, the build quality is absolutely top class, and the UV cured gloss finish helps the features in the beautiful curly Koa really pop. This finish is not just cosmetic as it helps to harden and stiffen the wood, bringing more crispness and brilliance to the sound.
Kanile'a build very few Soprano Ukuleles nowadays as the demand for quality Tenors & Baritones has put less focus on the smaller size that made the Ukulele famous. It is reassuring to see that the few Kanile'a Sopranos we do receive at SUS have the same improved projection and sustain supported by Kanile'as unique bracing system and state of the are UV gloss.
Solid Select Hawaiian Koa top, back and sides
UV cured gloss finish
New TRU-R bracing system
Grover geared tuners
Ebony fretboard and bridge
NuBone nut and saddle
Mahogany neck with silk finish
38mm nut width, with 30mm G to A string spacing
13.5" scale length
Clear Fluorocarbon High G strings
Deluxe Kanile'a gigbag