Kamaka pineapple hp-1 note: kamaka has announced but not yet specified their price increase for 2016 if you want to get a kamaka, now's a great time. A tribute to the legendary israel iz kamakawiwo'ole, the 1t iz tenor uke features an east indian rosewood headplate and a pink awabi pearl hibiscus flower. He carries close to a dozen kamaka ukuleles, his favorite brand, in stock, starting from 1930 with a ukulele made in each succeeding decade through 1980 ragsdale’s oldest playable ukulele is a 1920s jonah kumalae, still in mint condition.
Some ukuleles made in japan for hawaiian tourists may be cheaper and are good quality but are quite unlike the real hawaiian ukes most of the factory ukuleles sold in hawaii today are made in china and are of low to high quality kamaka and a some other companies still make very nice hand-made ukes in hawaii. Kamaka ukuleles now in storewe're super excited to announce that kamaka ukuleles have arrived and are in store now for you to come and feast your eyes on and put on your christmas wish list we currently have the soprano, concert and tenor models in store, ranging in price from £76995 - £98995 these are arguably some of the best ukuleles in the world, made by the most prestigious and. Welcome to ukulele friend – hawaii’s best ukulele store – specializing in vintage ukuleles and custom ukuleles from hawaii here you will find for your enjoyment a photo gallery of the best ukuleles handcrafted by some of the finest ukulele luthiers in hawai´i and select parts of the world.
The ukulele is not a direct descendant of any particular instrument rather it is a hybrid, most likely of the machete and the five-string rajão these instruments are all in a family of small guitar-like instruments dating from the 18th century these and similar forms are still popular throughout latin america, spain and portugal. (reads kamaka genuine hand-made ukuleles since 1916 / kamaka ukulele factory / honolulu 19, hawaii) i’ve been trying to find out exactly when the first concert size ukulele were made by the font of this label, i would assume this concert was made in the 1920’s. Kamaka ukulele is the maker of hawaii's finest tenor ukuleles, and the home of the original pineapple ukulele bob's ukulele store honolulu, hawaii bob's ukulele store hawaii is located at the royal hawaiian shopping center in waikiki, honolulu. Kauai music and sound has the best selection of ukuleles and the lowest prices on hawaiian made ukuleles all high quality instruments for musicians or beginners find one-of-a-kind handcrafted hawaiian ukuleles, find classics and beginner models, find your first ukulele or your tenth, find a ukulele to play at the beach or to play in a concert auditorium.
The ukulele was also displayed at the world’s columbian exposition in chicago in 1893 espirito santo was the first to advertise the instrument in 1898, but it wasn't until the 1915 panama-pacific international exposition in san francisco that the ukulele's popularity exploded in the united states. Ukulele popularity remained low until the 1990s when the internet was able to bring instrument makers and players together to share experiences and music this spawned a new digital subculture for the instrument, which is still going strong today. Kamaka are a 100 year old hawaiian ukulele brand based in honolulu, hawaii kamaka is a family business with second and third generation luthiers crafting their beautiful ukuleles kamaka was started by samuel kaialiilii kamaka back in 1916 samuel was the creator of the first ever pineapple ukulele some time in the mid 1920s today [. Are you in search of hawaiian made ukuleles kanile'a's ukulele store & factory is located in kaneohe, oahu where we offer some of the best hawaiian ukuleles on the market we offer free shipping on all domestic ukulele orders find your authentic hawaiian uke today. Ukuleles didn't have serial numbers, but craig thompson wrote, i recently talked to the ukulele expert, mike, at gryphon stringed instruments in palo alto one good way of dating old martin ukuleles is the headstock.
Subject: dating kamaka by tuner types question: i am interested in both 6 and 8 string tenor ukes i know the 6 string came out in 1959 or so and the 8 string in 1976. First off, we want to apologize for the sound quality on this one fish swim, birds fly, and computers crash (at the worst possible moments) we should be back to solid audio quality next week anyway, on this week's thursday live lesson aldrine starts things off as usual he fields a couple of. Martin ukulele models: martin 0m, 1m, 2m, 3m, 0k, 1k, 2k, 3k, 5k ukuleles were in highest production from 1916 to the 1930's, though still manufactured in quantity until 1965 production quantities during some periods were as great as martin guitars martin ukes are considered to be the best for craftsmenship and sound. The cf martin co 5k soprano, circa 1930, is the holy grail for most ukulele collectors it has koa top, sides, and back, a mahogany neck, an ebony extended fretboard, and pearl inlay.
My friend offered to sell me his vintage gold label kamaka soprano ukulele which has a 1 1/2 crack on the top rear of the body it has a one piece top and back. See dating your uke and historic kamaka ukes however, there are always exceptions, particularly since our company has continuously made many kinds of ukuleles since 1916 however, there are always exceptions, particularly since our company has continuously made many kinds of ukuleles since 1916. Kamaka ukuleles are world-renown, and possess a lasting, rich tone that cannot be duplicated the process of making a kamaka ukulele is an art that involves design, redesign, and experimentation to produce instruments with outstanding tonal and playing characteristics. Martin t1k tenor ukulele & gigbag tenor size body of all solid hawaiian koa, inlaid rosette (black/white/black) sipo fretboard, 17 scale length, 1-11/32 nut width, white position dots, sipo bridge, tusq nut & saddle, guitar-style open-gear tuners with white buttons, martin decal on peghead.
In dating kamaka ukuleles, the headstock decal and the interior label are significant the trademark double k decal was used on kamaka ukuleles beginning in 1954 this decal was used in conjunction with an interior gold label bearing the words kamaka ukulele in red and black lettering that matched the font of the decal this combination of. Dating kamaka white label ukuleles tends to be tricky at best, impossible at worst the kamaka factory used the white label from 1969-2000 the black plastic nut and saddle, however, were used between 1976-1982. Kamaka is a family business with second and third generation luthiers crafting their beautiful ukuleles kamaka was started by samuel kaialiilii kamaka back in 1916 samuel was the creator of the first ever pineapple ukulele some time in the mid 1920s. Tenor ukulele by fender is made up of koa wood that comes from the islands of hawaii with an astonishing finish of gold and reddish brown color similarly, a clean yet balanced tone is achieved by this koa wood.
There are those, it seems, for whom anything less than a custom-built uke made from rare, old-growth trees tended from seedling by buddhist monks, built by a hermit luthier whose output is perhaps one uke a year, and costing as much as a motorcycle or car is an irredeemable sign you are not serious about ukuleles. Vintage soprano gold label kamaka if you are a beginner or a seasoned ukulele player affordable kamaka ukuleles are a rare find a family run buisness dating back to 1916 passed down thru the generations hand crafted, made with 100% koa and made only in honolulu hawaii. Dating your uke kamaka ukuleles have been made since 1916, so if you are fortunate enough to have inherited an older model, you may be curious about when it was made from 1916 to 1975, date stamping was used on the interiors of the instruments and beginning in 1999, kamaka hawaii began using serial numbers.