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jbm
09-03-2018, 04:01 AM
Is this style from the 1970's? Anybody know? Seems to have a koa neck.



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Bill Sheehan
09-03-2018, 04:24 AM
Wow, I honestly don't know enough about the "vintage" factor to offer a meaningful opinion, but man, that is a wonderful looking instrument!

Jerryc41
09-03-2018, 04:28 AM
This should help. Whoops! This site doesn't like the link.

Begin with what's below and then add the bottom line.
kamakahawaii.com/

ukedating.html

It looks like it's at least from the 1960s.

jbm
09-03-2018, 04:33 AM
Nice. Thank you.



This should help. Whoops! This site doesn't like the link.

Begin with what's below and then add the bottom line.
kamakahawaii.com/

ukedating.html

It looks like it's at least from the 1960s.

Jim Hanks
09-03-2018, 04:39 AM
UU doesn't like the link? What's up with that?
http://kamakahawaii.com/ukedating.html

Maybe you have to put in more context to get it to pass the spam sniff test. Strange.

By the way, this post did fail the first time. Then I added the second paragraph and it was ok.

PSI
09-11-2018, 03:24 PM
I just bought a vintage Kamaka as well. The gold labels were from '54 to '69 and the white labels began after that and went to I think the late 90s. I was recently on a site that had great info on the pineapples from Kamaka and from Ka-Lai (later Ka-Lae). I'll look for it and post it if I find it.

PSI
09-11-2018, 07:15 PM
Hi,
I found the website and will put it below. The white labels went from 69 to '01.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/unofficialkamakaukulele.wordpress.com/2011/06/10/kamaka-labels-their-dates/amp/

jbm
09-12-2018, 03:44 AM
Thanks! Interesting too when I see pictures of the white labels, some have that feature to the end of the fretboard and some don't. Not sure what it's called but it's that sort of scooped design.