View Full Version : Kamoa E3 Line

01-09-2012, 01:00 PM
I've seen the E3 line show up online in a few places. Solid spruce top with solid maple back and sides. Considering a pineapple. Anyone play any of the line?

01-09-2012, 01:24 PM
No, but have my eye on that grand concert with the natural finish! Would love to hear it.

A guy in my meetup group has an all laminate Kamoa and it sounds great! Quality looking uke. Low price makes it a steal! Can't see why all solid ones won't be an equally good deal.

01-09-2012, 05:45 PM
I was wondering about this line of ukes too, nobody here ever touched or played one?

01-10-2012, 09:21 AM
I had promised myself that when I sold my 12-string, I'd use the money to buy a ukulele. I sold the 12-string on Friday and ordered the Kamoa E3 Pineapple today from MacNichols Guitar. I'll report back once it's received and
checked out after a few days of playing.

01-14-2012, 03:37 AM
Received my Kamoa E3 pineapple in yesterday's mail. Purchased online from MacNichol Guitars after a few back and forths on color specs. I've attached a couple of photos provided by Michael of MacNichols prior to purchase. The minor issue came down to terminology. The Kamoa site stated a choice of 3 colors: Red, Brown and Gold. MacNichols and another online retailer used the term 'Yellow' while the other retailer stated there was a difference between the 'Gold' and the 'Yellow'. I wanted the one that provided the most natural looking finish having owned a couple of spruce/maple guitars. Michael's photos provided the info I needed and I pulled the trigger. It was shipped with Low-G Aguila Bionylons which I immediately switched out for Worth Low-G Medium Browns since deciding I like the feel and sound of an unwound Low-G string. I'll provide a more indepth review in the 'Review' section once the strings settle in and I have a chance to play it for a while. My initial overall impressions are positive.

01-14-2012, 03:52 AM
nice looking uke, ebony fretboard and bridge? Can't wait for the review. I'm most anxious about the build quality and sound.

01-14-2012, 04:43 AM
One additional note. The body is a bit deeper than my Mainland or Makai and as result will not fit in my recently purchased Stagg soprano case. It does fit it the Ohana Pineapple case I purchased with my Mainland.

01-17-2012, 02:45 PM
More complete review posted in the 'Review' section.

09-17-2013, 04:25 PM
I own a Kamoa E3 Tenor. It's a spruce top and I like the sound. The only drawback is the finishing that easily attracts scratches.

09-17-2013, 07:20 PM
Love my E3 tenor. It was my first "real" uke. My go to player.