View Full Version : New Kanilea Custom Curly Walnut Concert Uke

08-25-2010, 06:47 PM
Ok, I know, I've got it bad--UAS, that is!!

Here are pics of my newest acquisition: a Kanilea Custom Curly Walnut Concert Uke. The pics are not exaggeration--this wood is f--king GORGEOUS! I have never seen anything like it. What's more, the sound of this uke is amazing.

All I can say is, if this instrument is typical of Kanilea, you all will want one!


08-25-2010, 06:56 PM
You tease us with such tiny photos! Looks pretty awesome, but I want to see it bigger!

08-25-2010, 07:00 PM
Hi, Lori,

I am just learning how to upload here. I'll try again.

08-25-2010, 09:25 PM
THAT IS.. :O How much did it cost you?

08-25-2010, 10:04 PM
That's a friggin gorgeous instrument!! Congrats! :D

08-25-2010, 10:37 PM
Amazing. I am drooling, but that may also be due to the steak and guinnes pie :P

Ahnko Honu
08-25-2010, 11:04 PM
That 'ukulele looks yummy like chocolate! :drool:

That's what I like about Joe Souza, he's not afraid to try something different.

08-26-2010, 02:25 AM
That is beautiful! I'm interested to hear how the walnut sounds. Any chance of a sound clip?

08-26-2010, 05:56 AM
Very nice! Joe and his crew make some beautiful looking and sweet sounding ukuleles!

08-26-2010, 06:23 AM
OMG I thought my new kala koa looked awesome, I'm jealous, but then I'll bet yours cost a [few] more bens than mine. maybe if I can hipnotize my wife....

08-26-2010, 08:14 AM
That is some really cool looking walnut. Enjoy!

08-26-2010, 05:18 PM
I am going to work on recording a mp3 file so you all can hear it. I am surprised that it sounds as good as any of my koa ukes (except perhaps the Coolau CE-2)

08-26-2010, 06:37 PM
That woodgrain looks fantastic. How does it compare to your other ukes? There must be a story behind this uke. Did you have them make it custom for you, and what made you choose walnut?


08-26-2010, 07:38 PM
Actually, Lori, I purchased it on ebay. It is a custom model so I don't know whether it was made for someone or not. It arrived brand new with all of the tags, etc. and sent from the maker. I am totally in love with this instrument. I have taken it to work with me every day since I got it. Everyone I show it to is amazed with the walnut appearance. I don't have any uke players at work so I can't get a more objective perspective on the tone; however, I hope to record something and post it on here by the end of the weekend.

08-26-2010, 09:50 PM
How much did it cost you, shrink? If you dont mind me interrogating you :P

08-27-2010, 01:15 AM
Whew! And I thought my Kanile'a concert was a beauty! Still is, of course, but this grain and coloring are unique to my eye. Looking forward to your sound sample.

Coconut Willie
08-27-2010, 03:50 AM
WOW!!!! Kanile'a does it yet again!! Simply beautiful uke, can not wait to hear how the walnut sounds!!! Congrats!!!

BadLands Bart
08-27-2010, 04:48 AM
Congrats on getting a beauty!!! (what was the price????) How does it sound???