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The Big Kahuna
10-25-2012, 05:13 AM
This isn't even remotely a problem, but I was just wondering if anyone else had noticed a similar issue.

On the back, where the heel of the neck meets the body, there is a slight separation in the finish. It's almost as if the neck gloss stops and the body gloss starts.

Like I said, I really don't care, and it's certainly not structural in nature, but I wondered if it's not uncommon.

tattwo
10-25-2012, 05:17 AM
They might finish them separately. How is the neck attached? Is the neck bolted on?

The Big Kahuna
10-25-2012, 05:18 AM
How is the attached? Is the neck bolted on?

Don't know how I'd tell without disassembling it. Not sure I'd want to do that ;)

tattwo
10-25-2012, 05:22 AM
you can look up through the sound hole. if its bolted you will see the bolt

Ronnie Aloha
10-25-2012, 06:31 AM
That is typical of Kanileas. Well at least on the three that I have owned...

PoiDog
10-25-2012, 06:58 AM
They might finish them separately. How is the neck attached? Is the neck bolted on?

I highly doubt the neck is bolted on. At least it wasn't on the K1 I owned, nor on any I've ever had the pleasure of holding/playing

tattwo
10-25-2012, 07:28 AM
I highly doubt the neck is bolted on. At least it wasn't on the K1 I owned, nor on any I've ever had the pleasure of holding/playing

I just looked it up they use a "biscuit" style joint

The Big Kahuna
10-25-2012, 07:35 AM
That is typical of Kanileas. Well at least on the three that I have owned...

Seriously ? If so, I'm greatly relieved.

Trinimon
10-25-2012, 07:54 AM
Seriously ? If so, I'm greatly relieved.

Mmmm, biscuits! Are you still breathing the salt air or back in the UK?

The Big Kahuna
10-25-2012, 08:38 AM
Back in the manky, foggy, rainy, cold UK

Trinimon
10-25-2012, 08:46 AM
Back in the manky, foggy, rainy, cold UK

Bummer eh? I know EXACTLY how ya feel! At least you got your sweet uke to remind you every time you play her! :)

Ronnie Aloha
10-25-2012, 11:12 AM
Seriously ? If so, I'm greatly relieved.

Yep, when I first noticed it I thought the finish was cracking too, just like you. However, I've come to realize that this happens on their ukes. It doesn't get any bigger so I wouldn't worry about i.

thiam
10-25-2012, 02:06 PM
I have similar issue on my Kamaka HF-3...there is some 1-2 mm gap running between the heel and the body. It appears as if the lacquer finish does not cover the "gap." I assumed this was not detected at the final quality inspection of the instrument due to good sales. It made me worrisome for many days (it's been about 6 months and it keeps on playing good).

hawaii 50
10-25-2012, 02:48 PM
They might finish them separately. How is the neck attached? Is the neck bolted on?




i dont think it is a bolt on neck..my Compass Rose has a bolt on neck not to sure if many other builders do?

The Big Kahuna
10-25-2012, 06:16 PM
Yep, when I first noticed it I thought the finish was cracking too, just like you. However, I've come to realize that this happens on their ukes. It doesn't get any bigger so I wouldn't worry about i.


I have similar issue on my Kamaka HF-3...there is some 1-2 mm gap running between the heel and the body. It appears as if the lacquer finish does not cover the "gap." I assumed this was not detected at the final quality inspection of the instrument due to good sales. It made me worrisome for many days (it's been about 6 months and it keeps on playing good).

Thank f**k for that. I thought I'd either missed it in Scotty's or it'd happened on the plane. As I said, it's not a problem, but it's one of those things that's always at the back of your mind.