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MGM
01-30-2013, 03:50 PM
Here is a verified Kamaka Sopranino made with pine thru body neck and cigar box back and cedartop....
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/musicguymic/photo-1_zps4f190788.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/musicguymic/photo1_zpsb1ebe500.jpg
Please note that the neck and sides are all cut out of one piece

And the most surprising fact to me is that although made by Kamaka it has a Aloha brand stamp on headstock...http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/musicguymic/kamakasopranino_zpsd43d98cb.png

Tigeralum2001
01-30-2013, 03:52 PM
Very cool! Where did you find it? Don't tell me someone came into the shop to sell it.

MGM
01-30-2013, 03:59 PM
Very cool! Where did you find it? Don't tell me someone came into the shop to sell it.

No its at the Kamaka Factory in their display cabinet. There are also vintage sopraninos from Nunes and Kumalae i have hade but this is the first Kamaka I have laid eyes on this small

uke552
01-30-2013, 05:46 PM
Wow, I never knew Kamaka made a sopranino. So very cool! Thanks for giving me something else to lust after MGM...

pdxuke
01-30-2013, 05:59 PM
Wow, I never knew Kamaka made a sopranino. So very cool! Thanks for giving me something else to lust after MGM...

Anybody know if they'd build one as a special order? Mike?

MGM
01-31-2013, 01:07 PM
Anybody know if they'd build one as a special order? Mike?

I could ask but its doubtful it would look like this and would be expensive as all new molds would need to be made...To make one with this one piece construction would be pretty prohibitive and costly...

Newportlocal
01-31-2013, 02:04 PM
It is just so amazingly cool. Thanks for sharing this.