Master Grade Curly Hawaiian Koa
Ebony Fingerboard, Bridge and Head Plate
Platinum Crown Slotted Headstock
Gotoh Stealth Tuners with Kanile’a Custom Knobs
Ebony Bridge Pins
Gloss Body
Silk Neck
Beach Sand Side Position Markers
Beach Sand Logo inlay (unique Retro script style for this model only)
Beach sand inlay on Soundboard and Fingerboard
D-Shaped Soundhole with Kolohala and Sand Alternating Rosette
Oval Side Sound Port Kolohala Trim
Kolohala Armrest
Kolohala Bevel
Curly Maple Front and back binding, tail strip and back strip
Nubone Nut and Saddle – 38mm Nut Width
Deluxe Kanile’a Gigbag

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Here’s a very rare opportunity to own an incredible special ukulele. Every heat Kanile’a design and build a very limited edition ukulele featuring unique properties, that is only available for one year. The 2020 was a very special one with this amazing design using all master grade curly koa (and this one specifically has the best set of koa I’ve ever seen on a uke!) in a super tenor body with normal tenor scale. The larger bouted body together with the unique D shape soundhole produces a massive pillowy, warm lush tone. They also used a special Hawaiian inlay design made from actual sand from the local Hawaiian beach to represent the passing down of knowledge through generations. This beautiful pattern started on the fingerboard and then curls down the soundboard towards the player. We also have the old style Kanile’a logo inlaid in sand. This special sand is also used with ebony strips to border the D shaped soundhole.

As well as all this you get a side sound port so the player can enjoy that lovely tone, a thin cobra style slotted headstock with Gotoh stealth tuners (as light as a feather), a bevelled armrest for even more comfort and a scoop cutaway to make playing the upper frets really accessible.

This 2020 model is no longer available and they rarely come up for sale since they’re to special. This one is in really excellent condition. It has been looked after and treasured so well and features very minimal signs of playing.

It come with a specially sized deluxe Kanile’a rigid soft-case.


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