Kanile'a K-1 TE Tenor Ukulele Solid Koa Ebony Fretboard Gloss #18592

Kanile'a K-1 TE Tenor Ukulele Solid Koa Ebony Fretboard Gloss #18592
SKU: 4277

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Excl. VAT: £957.50 Incl. VAT: £1,149.00
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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.

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.
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 TE Export Spec, is essentially a K-1 Tenor made of solid Koa, but with Ebony fretboard and bridge instead of rosewood. Apart from being a more expensive and harder wood which helps the instrument vibrate more loudly and for longer, it avoids complications with the new CITES restrictions on Rosewood. 

Spec:
Solid Select Koa Body 
Ebony Fret Board and Bridge 
Hawaiian beach sand 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
Pod Case
The video below shows an example of a K-1 TE - not the exact instrument, but it will give you a good idea of the sound to expect.

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