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Thread: NUD: Kanile'a k-1 tenor satin

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    Default NUD: Kanile'a k-1 tenor satin

    Hello guys. A lot of you asked for nud after i get Kanilea so i just got it and im shocked.
    First im really suprised that i got hard case with my kanilea so i wont need to spend extra 50-100 dollars for that.(he said he wont put any case with it)
    About the uke its amazing! I really like the koa satin finish on this one. Usually k-1's koa is really light but this one is pretty dark and curly.
    It feels weird to play it after my makala soprano tone is very deep, and there is no buzzing haha.
    This isnt a review or something, i just wanted to inform that i got this beauty! Thank you all who helped me to decide and with ebay
    Ill put images when i get home becausr its complicated to do this on my android

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    Also i will buy new strings can you recommend which strings to buy?

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    It looks superb! Glad you enjoy it. This is probably the only uke you'll need for a long time!

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    yeah it is and the year it was made is 2014 and i didnt find any strach on it

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    Default Yes, nice.

    Lovely! Happy ukulele!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martynas View Post
    Also i will buy new strings can you recommend which strings to buy?
    Since selecting a string is purely objective you'll get a dozen different recommendations on string brands. Bottom line is you'll need to try several and take into consideration feel, tone and playability. Let your ear be the final judge. My go to set is Southcoast for my 8 string.

    Nana ka maka; ho`olohe ka pepeiao;
    pa`a ka waha.

    Observe with the eyes; listen with the ears; shut the mouth.
    Thus one learns.


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    Congrats! That is particularly nice looking koa.
    -Hodge
    Humble strummer of fine ukes.

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    Wow, she's a beaut! Congrats! As for strings, I've found that Oasis Brights sound really good on a solid Koa ukulele.
    If music be the food of love, play on! -Bill Shakespeare

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    Okay, an acquaintance was given a very beautiful tenor by Mike Da Silva, an extraordinary instrument, but when he heard me playing my Kanilea K-1 tenor, with crummy old Aquila strings, he said, "Wow, that has beautiful tone!" And this guy's a major player.

    You've got yourself a great instrument. I've had mine for seven years. Now I'm saving up for a Kanilea K1 baritone.
    These instruments just have a buttery tone and in the scheme of things they're not that expensive.

    Yes, there are K-2s and maybe K-3s but a K-1 is good enough. If you're a beginning ukulele player and you know you're going to stick with it and eventually become good, get a Kanilea right away and don't mess around with with buying four or five cheaper ones on the way up. You'll save money in the long run.

    I know there are very nice Kalas, Ponos and Mainlands as well as others, but a K-1 is a great great ukulele for a relatively low price. A thousand bucks is cheaper than a three thousand dollar uke. I bought my K-1 for $800 something. What do they go for now? Seven years of hearing very beautiful tones is worth a lot.

    P.S. Now use crummy old South Coast low g. Don't want to involve myself in the string wars.
    Last edited by Kimosabe; 05-02-2016 at 08:24 AM.

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