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Ahnko Honu
12-08-2009, 09:34 AM
...for 2009. :D Just picked up this old wood peg Koa pineapple that I am pretty sure is a early Kamaka since they did have a patent on the pineapple design still in effect. I think finally a worthy replacement for my Dad's lost one.
Local seller for $100. ;)

dnewton2
12-08-2009, 09:39 AM
Nice find Ahnko Honu. How do you like tuning that thing? I have heard those wooden tuners can be tricky.

Ahnko Honu
12-08-2009, 09:44 AM
Old Hawaiian trick: When you start kanikapila with your friends you give your 'ukulele a "drink" of beer poured on the headstock, 'ukulele happy now and hangs on tight to the pegs so won't go out of tune. :D

hoosierhiver
12-08-2009, 09:47 AM
Looks like a sweetie, but can you really hold your Pineapple-UAS in check for three more weeks!:eek:

Ahnko Honu
12-08-2009, 10:00 AM
Looks like a sweetie, but can you really hold your Pineapple-UAS in check for three more weeks!:eek:

As long as you don't come out with any new pineapple models before then. ;)

mrUKETOBER
12-08-2009, 10:04 AM
...for 2009. :D Just picked up this old wood peg Koa pineapple that I am pretty sure is a early Kamaka since they did have a patent on the pineapple design still in effect. I think finally a worthy replacement for my Dad's lost one.
Local seller for $100. ;)




i was gonna buy that ! it was on ebay ? they had one just like it

Ahnko Honu
12-08-2009, 10:07 AM
i was gonna buy that ! it was on ebay ? they had one just like it

Yup, and he was local so didn't even have to pay for shipping. :D

Sambient
12-08-2009, 10:09 AM
Most unconvincing thread title EVER.

mrUKETOBER
12-08-2009, 10:18 AM
Yup, and he was local so didn't even have to pay for shipping. :D




rad i was hesitant cause i didnt really know anything about it

WhenDogsSing
12-08-2009, 10:49 AM
Nice find Ahnko...:D

Ahnko Honu
12-08-2009, 02:56 PM
Those pictures above are from the eBay auction, I actually just got back from meeting seller during his lunch break and picking it up. This 'ukulele looks as good in person as in the pictures. One thing I noticed on close inspection is it doesn't look like Koa, more like Monkey Pod though the curly grain is still very visible and pretty. I'm guessing this is an early Ka Lai (Ka Lae) because it's Monkey Pod (Ohai), and it has no Kamaka identification on it, just the Hawaii Territorial Seal on the headstock. It still had the old strings and when I tuned it right there it sounded great, very crisp with great projection and sustain. Can't wait to restring.