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Kabog
12-25-2013, 05:38 PM
Anyone have tried Kanilea Spruce top with Koa B/S, kindly provide me any feedback please. Thanks

PhilUSAFRet
12-26-2013, 04:58 AM
Sorry no, but the solid spruced top, cocobolo bodied signature model on YouTube sounds off the hook.

GASguy
12-26-2013, 06:30 AM
I own one, number 10649; I did a very brief revue on the HMS web site.

I find mine has a very articulate and detailed tone, the volume is very evenly balanced across the strings and notes.
Very good volume and dynamic response to playing.

It is warm sounding for a spruce topped uke, considerably warmer to my ear than my custom Collings spruce topped mahogany tenor.

I also like the visual aesthetic, the ebony fretboard, head plate, and bridge along with the ebony trimmed koa rosette give it a sophisticated and upscale, but understated look.

If you have not played a Kaneli'a ukulele be aware they have a wider 1 1/2" nut width.

I really like mine and I think it is a keeper.

Kabog
12-26-2013, 08:21 AM
I own one, number 10649; I did a very brief revue on the HMS web site.

I find mine has a very articulate and detailed tone, the volume is very evenly balanced across the strings and notes.
Very good volume and dynamic response to playing.

It is warm sounding for a spruce topped uke, considerably warmer to my ear than my custom Collings spruce topped mahogany tenor.

I also like the visual aesthetic, the ebony fretboard, head plate, and bridge along with the ebony trimmed koa rosette give it a sophisticated and upscale, but understated look.

If you have not played a Kaneli'a ukulele be aware they have a wider 1 1/2" nut width.

I really like mine and I think it is a keeper.

Hi,

Thanks for your prompt reply. I will try playing first a tenor Kanilea to see how it plays. I was looking on this spruce top.

Kabog
12-26-2013, 08:22 AM
Sorry no, but the solid spruced top, cocobolo bodied signature model on YouTube sounds off the hook.

Thanks for your response.