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I was really happy to find this rare beast! I’ve been after one for our collection for a long time. It is a 1960s vintage Kamaka with the super rare sailboat headstock. You find these on their concert size ukes – not many tenors were made with this headstock. The wood on this one is stained dark and it could be mahogany. It had the gold Kamaka Hawaiian made label. Other distinctive features include really lovely wooden bridge pins and a wooden nut.

The tone is absolutely beautiful. It had massive depth and is incredibly warm and rich. Sustain is long and it plays wonderfully. It is crack free but there are plenty of scratches and chips as you would imagine. To my eyes they add to the mojo!

It comes in a cool rectangular hardcase with handles on the side and top.


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