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Mattyukaholic
05-03-2014, 06:18 AM
I've noticed that Kanile'a are now doing a "Silk" finish on some ukuleles as opposed to the normal satin or UV Gloss finishes.

Has anyone played any of these? I'm guessing it's like a thin satin varnish. I wondered if they sound more open than the gloss models. I know every individual uke will sound different etc but just wondered what people's impressions were.

I'm looking at getting a concert for live playing. I tend to only play the sopranos but I like the sound of jazz chords on larger ukes.

Thanks,
Matt

hawaii 50
05-03-2014, 06:39 AM
I've noticed that Kanile'a are now doing a "Silk" finish on some ukuleles as opposed to the normal satin or UV Gloss finishes.

Has anyone played any of these? I'm guessing it's like a thin satin varnish. I wondered if they sound more open than the gloss models. I know every individual uke will sound different etc but just wondered what people's impressions were.

I'm looking at getting a concert for live playing. I tend to only play the sopranos but I like the sound of jazz chords on larger ukes.

Thanks,
Matt


what it is, is still a UV polyester finish like the gloss ones....
different from Satin...not sure the exact way to describe the finish procedure..but it done the same way a gloss polyester finish is applied

Corey seems to like it a lot,he says more open sounding.....the silk finish is smoother than any other finish I have seen(that is why called silk)

really nice...good luck

mm stan
05-03-2014, 06:51 PM
Well My Moore Bettah has a silk smooth finish... :)

guitharsis
05-04-2014, 04:00 AM
Check out the HMS site of Corey playing a 2014 Kanile'a with silk finish. It looks and sounds great!