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Tommy B
03-17-2015, 08:15 AM
Any vintage-Kamaka experts out there? I'm trying to gather information about my gold-label soprano. The Kamaka website's historical gallery shows a pineapple with similar binding that is identified as a 1960s model, so I'm guessing mine is from that era too. But I'd love to know if this was a custom, a limited edition or anything else about it. Does anyone know? Also, does anyone else have one of these bound Kamakas? Thanks.
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Tommy B
03-17-2015, 09:02 AM
More photos

deschutestrout
03-17-2015, 09:05 AM
No help with info, but wow!

dkcrown
03-17-2015, 09:57 AM
I would think that Stan could chime in here and possibly help you out

Tommy B
03-17-2015, 10:10 AM
I would think that Stan could chime in here and possibly help you out

Great minds think alike! I PM'd Stan about this an hour ago. Thanks.

Tommy B
03-17-2015, 10:13 AM
BTW, here's the pineapple that looks very similar. Scroll down the page to the last ukulele:

http://www.kamakahawaii.com/ukegallery.html

Ukejenny
03-17-2015, 01:22 PM
I have no information, but wanted to say what a lovely instrument that is!

Tommy B
03-17-2015, 01:25 PM
I have no information, but wanted to say what a lovely instrument that is!

Thanks Ukejenny (and deschutestrout). I do like the tortoiseshell binding ... makes it look like a Kamaka Style 1 !

PhilUSAFRet
03-18-2015, 03:09 PM
I keep saying I don't really want another soprano, then stuff like this pops up. Only thing I can say about it is that I love it. Gorgeous

warndt
03-18-2015, 03:50 PM
:drool:Man that is one beautiful uke! Is this a new acquisition, or something you would consider selling sometime down the line?:drool:

Tommy B
03-19-2015, 09:33 AM
I keep saying I don't really want another soprano, they stuff like this pops up. Only thing I can say about it is that I love it. Gorgeous

Thanks, Phil.


:drool:Man that is one beautiful uke! Is this something you would consider selling sometime down the line?:drool:

Thanks warndt. I'm thinking this one's a keeper, but UAS has a funny way of changing one's priorities, so you never know. :rolleyes:

BTW, mmstan says this looks like a limited-edition 1960s model.

UkerDanno
03-19-2015, 02:13 PM
gorgeous! Now, put some strings on it and play it!

Tommy B
03-20-2015, 12:46 PM
gorgeous! Now, put some strings on it and play it!

I'm working on it. I need to replace one tuner screw first. :)