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Jannet
07-04-2013, 05:03 PM
Does anyone have a Kamaka Pineapple?
How do you like it?



http://www.kamakahawaii.com/instruments.html

janeray1940
07-04-2013, 05:20 PM
Me! Me!
*raises hand*

My "new uke day" post from when I first got it is here (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?48391-new-uke-day!) - and I can honestly say that two years after purchasing it, I still love it as much as the day I brought it home. I'm a bigtime Kamaka fan, but - as a mainly soprano player, I never much cared for their figure-8 sopranos. But every Kamaka pineapple I've encountered has sounded and played amazing, whether vintage or brand new. My pineapple was my main player until I invested in a custom last year; still, the pineapple gets played pretty regularly and I always really enjoy playing it.

Jannet
07-04-2013, 05:54 PM
Thanks for response.

I have a 6 string Kamaka and love the sound, but would like a smaller uke to play with.



Me! Me!
*raises hand*

My "new uke day" post from when I first got it is here (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?48391-new-uke-day!) - and I can honestly say that two years after purchasing it, I still love it as much as the day I brought it home. I'm a bigtime Kamaka fan, but - as a mainly soprano player, I never much cared for their figure-8 sopranos. But every Kamaka pineapple I've encountered has sounded and played amazing, whether vintage or brand new. My pineapple was my main player until I invested in a custom last year; still, the pineapple gets played pretty regularly and I always really enjoy playing it.

janeray1940
07-04-2013, 06:24 PM
Thanks for response.

I have a 6 string Kamaka and love the sound, but would like a smaller uke to play with.

Nice! I love the sound of those Kamaka 6-strings. Makes me wish my little hands could handle playing tenors!

mm stan
07-04-2013, 11:27 PM
Pineapples are personal preferece thing in looks and comfort....some like them while others not....the bigger cavity gives the a bigger sound, often a size bigger...

PhilUSAFRet
07-04-2013, 11:30 PM
That little pineapple is the only Kamaka I covet.

BigMamaJ40
07-05-2013, 09:15 AM
I played every Kamaka at Mandolin Brothers, and the pineapple was the only to induce some serious UAS!

kenikas
07-05-2013, 03:29 PM
I've got an early 50's Gold Label that was pretty beat up when I got it, sent it back to Kamaka and now it looks and plays great. It's a great strummer and I love the sound, but I mostly play finger style and my big fat fingers don't fit sopranos very well. I would definitely recommend one, but haven't played any new ones. I do think the Kamaka strings are a bit dull on mine so changed them out for Worth Clears and like them much better.