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wyldelee
05-20-2019, 06:40 AM
Sold

New lower price $520 shipped ConUS

For sale Vintage Kamaka Pineapple (White Label).
Good condition, very good player, new Aquila’s.
$620 OBO shipped
Thanks,
Lee
Wyldehaven@gmail.com for additional detail pics

Gmontema
05-20-2019, 08:46 PM
That is a beauty! Must be hard to part with. Good luck!

wyldelee
05-21-2019, 02:43 AM
For sure, but I find myself playing the Kamaka Concert most of the time!

Jerryc41
05-21-2019, 06:53 AM
The double K was added in 1954. A white interior label replaced the gold one in 1969. Those tuning buttons suggest no later than early 2000s.

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

wyldelee
05-21-2019, 11:19 AM
Thank you for that reference. It looks like the interior label changed again in 2001 so it seems this one would be from sometime between 1969-2000?
It looks good and will make someone a great player!

wyldelee
05-23-2019, 06:11 AM
New lower price $520 shipped ConUS

onyx725
05-23-2019, 06:44 AM
For sure, but I find myself playing the Kamaka Concert most of the time!

Just curious, what strings do you have on your concert Kamaka? I’ve got Fremont Blacklines on mine after taking out the stock strings but they’re not cutting it for me, either.

ukeinfused
05-23-2019, 07:15 AM
What's the neck profile?
I like a slender neck, but find I'm happier with a C Shape rather than the flat D shape.
I can't seem to figure out when Kamaka made which shape.
I've held both gold and white labels, and in all sizes, with both shapes... so confusing.
(Appreciate others' input too!)

wyldelee
05-23-2019, 08:04 AM
I have attached a couple of pics to help with the neck profile comparison.
First uke is Anuenue Khaya 1 sop
Second is Kamaka pineapple
Third is Martin Style 2 (WWII era)
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What's the neck profile?
I like a slender neck, but find I'm happier with a C Shape rather than the flat D shape.
I can't seem to figure out when Kamaka made which shape.
I've held both gold and white labels, and in all sizes, with both shapes... so confusing.
(Appreciate others' input too!)

wyldelee
05-23-2019, 08:13 AM
Almost everything I have is strung with fluorocarbon but the 2 Kamakas just sound great with Aquila’s.


Just curious, what strings do you have on your concert Kamaka? I’ve got Fremont Blacklines on mine after taking out the stock strings but they’re not cutting it for me, either.

wyldelee
06-02-2019, 08:09 AM
EBAY link
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F18 3833847746

Jerryc41
06-02-2019, 09:09 AM
EBAY link
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F18 3833847746

Beautiful wood. Judging by the tuners, it's roughly from about the year 2000.