View Full Version : Kamaka HF-3 Tenor Uke Dimensions

05-28-2014, 03:59 AM

I'm building my first tenor uke and am reaching out to anyone who owns a Kamaka HF3. I have three questions:

1. What is the depth of the sides? 2.75", 2-7/8", 3"?
2. What is the height of the saddle above the soundboard? (i.e., how far above the soundboard are the bottoms of the strings.) 3/8", 1/2"?
3. Looking through the soundhole to the back of the uke, are there 2 or 3 lateral braces on the back?


05-28-2014, 05:16 AM
Brad, who is hippieguy on UU, has one; PM him and he will be glad to answer this for you. :D. He's a cool cat.

05-28-2014, 05:22 AM
The dimensions changed a bit a few years ago. Just try putting a new Kamaka Tenor into an ten year old Kamaka case! :rolleyes:

Brad Bordessa
05-28-2014, 08:11 AM
The coconut wireless is paging me. Let me get out a measuring stick...

1. The sides are tapered slightly, but are just shy of 3" at their highest.
2. Saddle is 3/8-ish" off the top.
3. 2 lateral braces.

I thought I was a picky shopper! :)

05-31-2014, 05:53 PM
Thanks, Brad. (That was amazing, that coconut wireless paging system). lol