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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    This link does not work for me.

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    I'm actually surprised that no one has offered an answer to this question, especially with the depth of knowledge of this forum. I have wondered the same thing as I have seen Kamaka ukuleles listed for sale, and not knowing has kept me from buying one on occasion.
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    I'm curious too, as we just got a Kamaka soprano given to us.
    I Just emailed mm stan. Let's wait.
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    I think that the question was more about physical changes than dates of production. And I am curious about that too. For example I have a white label tenor with friction tuners but I think there are also some with geared tuners. What other design changes were made over time?

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    It appears as thouh Kamaka's web site is currently out of order. "Error displaying the error page: Application Instantiation Error: Could not connect to MySQL."

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    I Just tried to email the Ukulele Site, but it bounced back. I'm sure someone there knows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    It appears as thouh Kamaka's web site is currently out of order. "Error displaying the error page: Application Instantiation Error: Could not connect to MySQL."
    The Kamaka website is back up. Check out the 14 string tenor from the 1930’s

    http://www.kamakahawaii.com/about/hi...maka-ukes.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    The Kamaka website is back up. Check out the 14 string tenor from the 1930’s

    http://www.kamakahawaii.com/about/hi...maka-ukes.html
    Wow, wouldn't want to tune that one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukecaster View Post
    Wow, wouldn't want to tune that one!
    I have four or five autoharps with 37 strings. They are tunable, I think this uke would be too.

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    I'm definitely not Stan, but I've had a few White and Gold Label Pineapples.

    I feel that the biggest difference is the shape. In my experience, Gold label pineapples have a squashed bottom shape where they are wider at the bottom than a white label pineapple. The white lable pineapples are more symmetrical. But as far as bracing, I believe they are the same. I had read that prior to 1960 the frets were cut into the neck piece, but after 1960, or starting in 1960, a fretboard was added and the frets were then placed within the fretboard. I also feel that the wood is thinner on a gold label vs. a white label.

    I've never owned a Kamaka soprano, non-pineapple, so I couldn't comment on those.
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