The D-series is the most exciting new production line Kanile'a to be announced in 2021. Building on the foundations of last year's platinum model the offset D shape soundhole and side port create a more detailed and textured tone for the player than any other Kanile'a before.
Under the top is a special bracing pattern designed by Joe and Ka'hiau Souza that channels the sound to resonate upwards towards the players ear. It's actually fascinating covering up the individual soundholes to see just what a massive difference each one makes to the overall sound. You wouldn't turn your speakers away from you when listening to music so why would you turn your soundhole outwards if you didn't need to?
This initial batch features the set of premium ukulele models. The DK-T tenor ukulele has premium Hawaiian koa on the top, back and sides. The traditional slimline slotted headstock adds some elegance to the overall look of the ukulele whilst also putting a bit more torque on the strings as they come through the nut - this gives the uke a touch more responsiveness and with the offset soundhole you can really notice each individual nuance that bit more.
The black Gotoh stealth tuners are a fan favourite with Kanile'a players and the stunning traditional look of the wood and forward thinking nature of the body design make for an heirloom quality ukulele. Sweet but confident and direct - WOW!
Tenor body with offset D soundhole and oval sideport
Premium Hawaiian koa top, back and sides
Black front binding
Traditional thin slotted headstock
Cosmo black Gotoh stealth tuners
Ebony fingerboard, bridge bridge pins
UV cured gloss body
Silk finish neck
38mm nut width
TRU-T V2 internal bracing
Premium Kanile'a gigbag included