View Full Version : Kanile'a Island Inlay Premium Tenor FS $1200 local, $1300 shipped

05-19-2015, 03:22 PM

I'm currently selling this uke (along with my Kamaka and KoAloha) because I no longer play it after getting my Moore Bettah. I got this model used from HMS a couple of years ago. It is very curly premium koa, and inlayed with an abalone inlay of the Hawaiian island chain. It was purchased from Hawaii Music Supply for $1990 and Joe Souza installed a Kanile'a active pickup inside of it for another $200.

When I bought this uke from HMS, they had a sound sample video demo from Aaron. I could not find it on the HMS site any longer, but downloaded it when I first bought the uke. As a result, I have uploaded it to Youtube so you can see it. This is not a sample of the model, this is the exact uke used in the video.

I am also attaching a couple of photos of the front and back of the instrument. This uke is in mint condition, with no scratches or blemishes anywhere on the instrument. I am including the photos HMS used as well as some taken today with the usual UU sign.

HMS is currently selling this exact model for $1900 on their webpage. http://www.theukulelesite.com/shop-by/brand/kanilea/kanilea-tenor-premium-koa-hawaiian-islands-inlay-1461.html

I am not looking for any trades, only to sell so while I appreciate trade offers, I am not interested in obtaining a uke in exchange for this one.

I'm hoping I can sell this one locally in the greater Los Angeles region without a case. If so, I am asking $1200 for it. If someone outside of LA is interested, I would sell it shipped in the U.S. for $1300 with a case included. Alternatively, I would be willing to consider the best offer.

I will be out of town from May 25-June 5 but if purchased, I promise to deliver in person or ship immediately upon my return on June 6th.

Thanks for looking.


05-20-2015, 04:55 AM
I forgot to mention last night - I changed out the Kanile'a plastic black bridge pins for koa ones from Stew Mac. Also, at one point, I switched out the tuner buttons for koa ones. I have since put the original black buttons back on but will include the koa buttons with the uke in case anyone wants them. This is a photo of the uke with those buttons on the tuners.


05-20-2015, 04:08 PM
Nobody jumped on this . . .

05-22-2015, 06:58 AM
Just a bit of a bump for this one since the Kamaka and KoAloha ukes are now sold. :)

05-31-2015, 03:51 PM
Another bump for this one...added another better photo too. :)

06-02-2015, 06:34 PM
Bump for a price drop to $1200 local, $1300 shipped OBO.

06-03-2015, 04:13 PM
I've done business with wickedwahine in the past and she treats her ukes like babies. You are getting a uke that is practically retail for a used price. Whoever jumps on this is getting a great deal!

06-03-2015, 04:19 PM
Just surprised no one has made an offer or even an inquiry. Hopefully Staci had some PM's

06-03-2015, 05:05 PM
Thanks guys for the kind words - just trade offers. Probably putting it up on evilBay on Friday.

06-05-2015, 06:03 AM
Just closing this thread as the uke is now on evilBay.

UPDATE: this uke has now been sold - thanks.