We’re so lucky to have so many amazing vintage Kamakas in at the moment. Kamaka are the oldest still operating ukulele producer that never stopped production and an integral part of ukulele history. This one is a very nice soprano gold label from the 1950s. It is made in the traditional vein with the brass frets laid directly to the neck just like the earliest ukes. It also has the remarkably thin neck – especially towards the headstock. It is made of all solid koa and the koa neck has the most incredible flaming pattern to it. It also features an all wood bridge, saddle and nut and original tuners.
It is crack free and it plays beautifully with a nice low action and no buzzing. I have strung it with soprano Flurocarbons and it really packs a punch. So much volume from a small scale anytime this and a lovely vintage tone.