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zog
11-17-2009, 09:35 PM
This is probably the wrong forum but:
A friend of mine has a Kamaka Pineapple that was her mothers the serial number is 16667 or 16676 it has rope binding around the top and soundhole and sides of fretboard, wooden tuner pegs, the label says Kamaka Pineapple Ukulele no double k logo which means before 1954 I'm told. No outside decals remain but the finish is pretty good no cracks on top, sides or bottom, It has a really thin neck, I played it and sounds real good and loud. Anybody able to date this?

Mike

sweets
11-18-2009, 07:23 AM
Contact Kamaka directly. Apparently that's a date code:

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

zog
11-20-2009, 08:47 PM
Kamaka got back to me and it is from the late 40's

phanzo
11-20-2009, 08:49 PM
Kamaka got back to me and it is from the late 40's

wow dude, that's badass!!! A real gem, I'm sure. Hold on to it if you can :drool: Or at least make sure your friend holds onto it :)