- Feb 13, 2014
Title says it all. I've fallen in love w/ the sound of the Kanaka but not the prices! Thanks.
As an owner of a Kamaka HP-1 pineapple, I'd have to say that not only do other pineapples not sound like a Kamaka, but no two Kamaka pineapples even sound like each other. I posted about my pineapple-picking adventure here a few years back - basically I couldn't decide between two different ones, so I just closed my eyes and picked the one that sounded best to me.
I've also played quite a few other pineapples - a couple of Koalohas, a couple vintage Kamakas, an Ohana concert pineapple, and a Kiwaya travel pineapple. Again, they all sound different, even those of the same maker. Of those, the Ohana was surprisingly impressive - very different from my Kamaka, but a really nice sound.
Soooooooooo, Even Kamaka's don't sound like Kamaka's?
My philosophy is when a beginner asks us for help finding the best instrument that is within his budget limitations, we should help him do that.