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Tanman
05-08-2017, 03:58 PM
Stumbled across this anniversary Kamaka and couldn't resist. There's just something about the Kamaka sound, so classic. Beautiful little build with the extra flourishes.
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Camsuke
05-08-2017, 04:32 PM
Congratulations Tanman, that's an absolute beauty.

ukuleleden
05-09-2017, 12:23 AM
Congrats on your new Kamaka! The top looks spectacular and I bet it adds a wonderful tone to an already awesome Uke!

DownUpDave
05-09-2017, 02:04 AM
Beautiful Kamaka, the front view is spectacuar, but what about the back. I bet it has some gorgeous koa...........if only there were pictures of it. Congratulations, you have stumpled upon on really special instrument.

Ukulele Eddie
05-09-2017, 02:37 AM
Very cool. Spruce-topped Kamaka's are seen few and far between, which is a shame as they generally sound better to my ear than the koa variety. Congrats!

Steedy
05-09-2017, 04:51 AM
Wowza! :drool: :worship::shaka:

Jayfuzi
05-09-2017, 05:33 AM
Wow, that's a very nice Kamaka! Haven't seen many of these spruce topped ones. Congrats!

Tanman
05-09-2017, 06:27 AM
Oh yes, the back. Nice deluxe koa, maybe not as premium as some of the stuff Kanile'a offers, but no complaints here.

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Yeah the spruce is what got me. I love softwood tops on ukes!

sam13
05-09-2017, 06:57 AM
That is one special Uke ... if you ever want to sell it, keep me in mind! ;)

Uke2Rules
05-09-2017, 11:03 AM
Nice ukulele Tanman. Definitely a keeper! :)

jfalconc
05-09-2017, 12:42 PM
Certainly a beauty and a very special Kamaka!!! Enjoy!!!

UkuleleSprinter
05-10-2017, 05:57 AM
Gorgeous Kamaka! Those spruce-topped Kamakas are hard to come by.

MainlandGal510
05-10-2017, 07:00 AM
Beautiful! Congrats!

Ukador
05-10-2017, 08:28 AM
Too much bling bling for me but othern than that ... very nice wood combination.

Tanman
05-10-2017, 11:30 AM
Just changed out the stock black Kamaka strings for Phds. Dialing in strings, every uke is so different. I'm lucky to have another recent Kamaka concert but with a cedar top. That one loved the stock stings and now has on it Ko'olau mahanas which it loves even more. Both nylon strings. The anniversary with spruce top concert felt like it needed fluoros on it. The spruce seems brighter and more percussive, the fluoros to my ear add a little more color and sustain. The C string was buzzing so I switched it back out for the stock Kamaka black nylon C string, acting kinda like a wound third string for a concert. Sounding and playing awesome now.

deznuchs
05-30-2017, 08:39 PM
wow. The uke looks awesome;)

Uncle Leroy
05-31-2017, 10:19 AM
Wow! Very nice uke! Congratulations.

BBaird
05-31-2017, 03:21 PM
Looks amazing! That's the first spruce top anniversary I've seen...nice find!