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Kanile'a Pōhaku-T Trans Black Quilted Maple Tenor Ukulele #28177

£2,699.00 £2,249.17
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  • Fremont Squeakless Flatwound Low G (recommended) + £5.99 (Excl. Tax: £4.99)
  • D'Addario J4504 Polished Flatwound Low G (recommended) + £7.00 (Excl. Tax: £5.83)
  • Worth Clear Plain Unwound Fluorocarbon Low G + £6.50 (Excl. Tax: £5.42)
  • Worth Brown Plain Unwound Fluorocarbon Low G + £6.50 (Excl. Tax: £5.42)
  • Aquila 16U Wire Wound Low G string + £4.29 (Excl. Tax: £3.57)
  • Uke Logic 42C Hard Tension Clear Fluorcarbon Low G + £6.99 (Excl. Tax: £5.82)
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  • Chrome + £5.00 (Excl. Tax: £4.17)
  • Black + £5.00 (Excl. Tax: £4.17)
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  • Black + £5.00 (Excl. Tax: £4.17)
  • Gold + £5.00 (Excl. Tax: £4.17)
  • Match it to the hardware + £5.00 (Excl. Tax: £4.17)
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  • MiSi Rechargeable Active pickup (recommended) + £179.00 (Excl. Tax: £149.17)
  • Fishman Pro Passive pickup + £149.00 (Excl. Tax: £124.17)

In 2024, Kanile'a will offer production ukulele models made of a different wood to Hawaiian koa for the first time. The Pōhaku model is one of two new gorgeous stained quilted maple tenor ukuleles. The Pōhaku meaning 'stone' in Hawaiian. The gorgeous smokey grey and black visual tone to this ukulele showcases the quilting in the wood perfectly. As you have probably guessed, the colouring resembles the look of Hawaii's lava rocks.

The choice of maple as well is interesting given that it has a more complex tone than Hawaiian koa. Hawaiian koa is the perfect tonewood for a ukulele given it has a harp like sound and natural compression when you play hard. Maple sounds less dreamy and with more sparkle and shimmer when you play complex fingerstyle pieces. The lower mid frequencies (those dark and sexy notes you get from the low G and C string) have a wooly, almost throaty sound making for a completely different sound to a traditional Hawaiian ukulele. This sound is much more nuanced but still has bags of volume, sustain and most importantly that unmistakable Kanile'a Ukulele feel. 

The ukulele is evolving - companies like Flight, aNueNue and Kanile'a have been working to move the ukulele into its next chapter. The use of maple on top end ukuleles is not new and as a fan of Kanile'a myself now for over 16 years; I really feel like the company is switching up to a new gear with the Ilikai and Pōhaku models.

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Specification:
High grade quilted maple top, back and sides
Ebony fingerboard and bridge
Coloured poplar position markers
Ebony rosette and front binding
Black TUSQ nut and saddle
Ebony bridge pins
TRU-R bracing
Khaya mahogany neck
38mm nut width w/ 30mm string spacing at nut
Side sound port
Kanile'a geared tuners with black buttons
Kanile'a Fluorocarbon strings with wound low G
Kanile'a deluxe gigbag included

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