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Thread: FS: Vintage Kamaka Pineapple (White Label)

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    Default FS: Kamaka Pineapple (White Label)

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    New lower price $520 shipped ConUS

    For sale Vintage Kamaka Pineapple (White Label).
    Good condition, very good player, new Aquila’s.
    $620 OBO shipped
    Thanks,
    Lee
    Wyldehaven@gmail.com for additional detail pics
    Last edited by wyldelee; 06-08-2019 at 11:20 AM. Reason: Sold

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    That is a beauty! Must be hard to part with. Good luck!
    I think I have pineapple UAS

    Ukes in order of purchase
    2018: Córdoba concert 15CM, Luna soprano, Islander tenor AT-4, Iriguchi concert “Ma’Alaea” - Birdseye maple top and poplar back Aug 2018
    2019: Mahalo soprano Kahiko, KoAloha koa pineapple soprano KSM-01 (made in 2012), <recovered> abused but unused gold label Kamaka koa pineapple, *rough* 1930’s Kamaka “Historic Mahogany Pineapple” with Philippine mahogany and wooden peg tuners.

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    For sure, but I find myself playing the Kamaka Concert most of the time!

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    The double K was added in 1954. A white interior label replaced the gold one in 1969. Those tuning buttons suggest no later than early 2000s.

    http://www.kamakahawaii.com/ukedating.html
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Thank you for that reference. It looks like the interior label changed again in 2001 so it seems this one would be from sometime between 1969-2000?
    It looks good and will make someone a great player!

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    New lower price $520 shipped ConUS

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyldelee View Post
    For sure, but I find myself playing the Kamaka Concert most of the time!
    Just curious, what strings do you have on your concert Kamaka? I’ve got Fremont Blacklines on mine after taking out the stock strings but they’re not cutting it for me, either.
    Onyx
    Currently playing:
    Sopranos: Kamaka HP-1L, Ohana SK-25Z, Martin S1 Centennial
    Concerts: Mya Moe Chocolate Heart Mango, Kamaka HF-2, Martin C1K, Risa Stick Concert, Koaloha KCR-10-AC, Cocobolo Concert #417, Anuenue Moonbird UC200E
    For sale:
    Pono Cedar Rosewood A/E tenor
    Koaloha Concert Opio

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    What's the neck profile?
    I like a slender neck, but find I'm happier with a C Shape rather than the flat D shape.
    I can't seem to figure out when Kamaka made which shape.
    I've held both gold and white labels, and in all sizes, with both shapes... so confusing.
    (Appreciate others' input too!)
    Tracie

    Island Koa Instruments, prototype sop, Peter Howlett #153
    Kamaka white label sop (Tiki added!)
    Martin O sop, 1920's
    Martin O sop, 1960's
    Bruko Cedar/Mahogany archback
    Anuenue Khaya I sop
    Kala Elite 1MHG sop
    Lanikai SPS-S spruce top sop
    Blue Frog semi-custom LN soprano #1, Vic Jones
    Sawchyn hog concert (Martin copy), Peter Sawchyn
    Kala KA-ASOV-C
    Kala Elite 1MHG tenor SN

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    I have attached a couple of pics to help with the neck profile comparison.
    First uke is Anuenue Khaya 1 sop
    Second is Kamaka pineapple
    Third is Martin Style 2 (WWII era)
    C081C219-47B0-46AE-BE39-D9888C143C58.jpgF92B8BA7-9DB3-4EF0-9470-D2DF32C5578F.jpg

    Quote Originally Posted by ukeinfused View Post
    What's the neck profile?
    I like a slender neck, but find I'm happier with a C Shape rather than the flat D shape.
    I can't seem to figure out when Kamaka made which shape.
    I've held both gold and white labels, and in all sizes, with both shapes... so confusing.
    (Appreciate others' input too!)

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    Almost everything I have is strung with fluorocarbon but the 2 Kamakas just sound great with Aquila’s.

    Quote Originally Posted by onyx725 View Post
    Just curious, what strings do you have on your concert Kamaka? I’ve got Fremont Blacklines on mine after taking out the stock strings but they’re not cutting it for me, either.

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