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JaneM
08-20-2016, 07:50 AM
Hello from Germany,

I have bought a Kamaka White Label.
It is in very good Condition. But I donīt know from what year it is.
Here in this Forum are many they have a Kamaka.

I think it is from beginning 1990 ???

And in the neck are one piece wood like an Inlay? Why? Second election?
Either above the Headstock.

Sorry my english is not so good.
Thanks for helping.
Jane

9354793548935499355093551

Gary52
08-20-2016, 08:29 AM
Kamaka made the white label from 1969 to 2001. If I remember correctly, for a few years ('69 to mid-70s?) there was a date or serial number stamped on the neck block.

JaneM
08-20-2016, 08:41 AM
Thanks but on the neckblock is no number

librainian
08-20-2016, 08:42 AM
As Gary said there is a wide range of dates on the white labels. I don't know much about dating Kamakas but the construction and details of this one match my '78 baritone exactly.

I'm not sure about those repairs. It could be a second but wouldn't they brand the label somehow? Perhaps someone have engraved their initials or something and the repair was done by a subsequent owner?

Trader Todd
08-20-2016, 08:45 AM
Congrats on the new uke. I have a similar white label Kamaka which I haven't been able to date. I think I am going to write Kamaka and see if they have any insight.

JaneM
08-20-2016, 09:15 AM
Congrats on the new uke. I have a similar white label Kamaka which I haven't been able to date. I think I am going to write Kamaka and see if they have any insight.
Thanks. I will write to. But Kamaka have no email adresse on his side where you can send pictures. Only a contact where you can write without pictures

Mivo
08-20-2016, 09:27 AM
Thanks. I will write to. But Kamaka have no email adresse on his side where you can send pictures. Only a contact where you can write without pictures

You can upload the images on a hosting site such as imgur.com, or just include the link to this forum thread (but I believe one must be logged on in order to view the pictures).

mm stan
08-20-2016, 07:23 PM
Hello from Germany,

I have bought a Kamaka White Label.
It is in very good Condition. But I donīt know from what year it is.
Here in this Forum are many
I think it is from beginning 1990 ???

And in the neck are one piece wood like an Inlay? Why? Second election?
Either above the Headstock.

Sorry my english is not so good.
Thanks for helping.
Jane

9354793548935499355093551

Your kamaka is circa 1982 from the nut saddle and tuners

JaneM
08-21-2016, 05:01 AM
Ca 1982 - wow thanks

PhilUSAFRet
08-21-2016, 05:37 AM
Your kamaka is circa 1982 from the nut saddle and tuners

LOL, I was just going to post: mm stan will give you a date(s)

sam13
08-21-2016, 06:33 AM
Your kamaka is circa 1982 from the nut saddle and tuners

You can take that to the bank. He is the foremost authority on Kamaka dating. Cheers, Stan.

JaneM
08-21-2016, 08:29 AM
You can take that to the bank. He is the foremost authority on Kamaka dating. Cheers, Stan.

Yes thanks for helping that's really great :)