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    Default Need the forumís opinions...

    What would you prefer... A KSR Tenor Kanile’a or a Kiwaya/F FTK3 Tenor on reverb... I’m leaning towards the Ftk... Having trouble finding more info on it.



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    Blackbird Clara Sunburst - Low G - Fremont
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    KoAloha KCO-10 Acacia - High G - Stock
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    Even as a die-hard Kiwaya fan I’d opt for the Kanilea. It’s less expensive and, in my opinion, it’s far more likely to hold its value if for no other reason than name recognition.

    Besides, my Artist Series Kiwaya koa tenor is light enough as it is without a slimmed down body and neck. I just don’t see an advantage to making it slimmer.
    Last edited by Swamp Yankee; 08-16-2019 at 06:59 AM.
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    Kanile'a please.
    Kamaka HF-2LD - Kanile'a Custom 5 string Super Tenor - KoAloha Special Issue Tenor - Pono MGTDP - Pono ATDC-CR

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    Thanks for the replies. Ha, ya that Kanile’a is sweet. Good point about Kiwaya/ Famous being light to begin with. I really want a slot head as do most. Ok, leaning back to the Kanile’a Thanks guys.
    Kiwaya KTS-4 - High G - Living Water
    Moon Bird UC200 - High G - Black Water
    Blackbird Clara Sunburst - Low G - Fremont
    Kanileía K-2 Premium Concert - High G - Living Water
    KoAloha KCO-10 Acacia - High G - Stock
    Flea Concert - High G - Living Water
    Aiersi OU-31M - High G - Worth

    If you Uke easy, life will be hard. If you Uke hard, life will be easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swamp Yankee View Post
    Even as a die-hard Kiwaya fan I’d opt for the Kanilea. It’s less expensive and, in my opinion, it’s far more likely to hold its value if for no other reason than name recognition.
    I think the Kiwaya is actually a "Famous" brand which has some recognition in Japan but unknown in the rest of the world. I find their mahogany vintage Martin emulations appealing, but for a Koa the Kanile'a is definitely the way to go.

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    Ya there is a Mahogany Kiwaya/ Famous Tenor on reverb too. I do like the black and the way the fretboard meets the upper bout. As well as the sound sample and nut width. I’ve read and heard great things about Kiwaya, but I do have a Kanile’a I absolutely adore. So I know I love the brand. I was thinking of acting fast on the Kiwaya because they are rare, but the Kanile’a was my gut choice. As I obviously didn’t need much convincing.
    Last edited by Kibes37; 08-16-2019 at 08:32 AM.
    Kiwaya KTS-4 - High G - Living Water
    Moon Bird UC200 - High G - Black Water
    Blackbird Clara Sunburst - Low G - Fremont
    Kanileía K-2 Premium Concert - High G - Living Water
    KoAloha KCO-10 Acacia - High G - Stock
    Flea Concert - High G - Living Water
    Aiersi OU-31M - High G - Worth

    If you Uke easy, life will be hard. If you Uke hard, life will be easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kibes37 View Post
    What would you prefer... A KSR Tenor Kanile’a or a Kiwaya/F FTK3 Tenor on reverb... I’m leaning towards the Ftk... Having trouble finding more info on it.



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    When you got your Blackbird Clara you said you UAS was cured, I joked that you had jinxed yourself. Then you bought the Moonbird which is a wonderful instrument, as you said the best you have played. Now you are looking at a lovely Kanilea.....I like that one.

    Your thread title was “Need the forums opinion”. I am of the opinion your UAS is not cured but burning brightly. It’s all good, I am the pot calling the kettle black. Buy the Kanilea.
    Last edited by DownUpDave; 08-16-2019 at 12:49 PM.
    Currently enjoying these ukuleles : *LdfM tenor, *LfdM 19" super tenor. *LfdM baritone, *I'iwi tenor , *Koolau tenor, *Webber tenor, *Kimo tenor, *Kimo super concert, *Mya Moe baritone, *Kamaka baritone, *Gianinni baritone, *Fred Shields super soprano, *Kala super soprano, *Loprinzi super soprano, *Black bear ULO concert , *Enya X1 concert, *Enya X1 pineapple soprano, *Gretsch tenor, *Korala plastic concert

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    Ha, knew that was coming, but I’m gonna sell a Uke first if I pull the trigger. Not acquiring more. Ha, you are correct tho, I’m a prisoner of the moment from time to time.
    Kiwaya KTS-4 - High G - Living Water
    Moon Bird UC200 - High G - Black Water
    Blackbird Clara Sunburst - Low G - Fremont
    Kanileía K-2 Premium Concert - High G - Living Water
    KoAloha KCO-10 Acacia - High G - Stock
    Flea Concert - High G - Living Water
    Aiersi OU-31M - High G - Worth

    If you Uke easy, life will be hard. If you Uke hard, life will be easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Counter View Post
    Kanile'a please.
    Yes, I'm with you, that Kanile'a is a beautiful instrument
    Happy just to be a Newbie +, Penny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kibes37 View Post
    Ha, knew that was coming, but I’m gonna sell a Uke first if I pull the trigger. Not acquiring more. Ha, you are correct tho, I’m a prisoner of the moment from time to time.
    Hey it’s a fun and fulfilling hobby. I went through many ukes, buying trying, selling and keeping. One in one out is where I am at myself, so I say anyways
    Currently enjoying these ukuleles : *LdfM tenor, *LfdM 19" super tenor. *LfdM baritone, *I'iwi tenor , *Koolau tenor, *Webber tenor, *Kimo tenor, *Kimo super concert, *Mya Moe baritone, *Kamaka baritone, *Gianinni baritone, *Fred Shields super soprano, *Kala super soprano, *Loprinzi super soprano, *Black bear ULO concert , *Enya X1 concert, *Enya X1 pineapple soprano, *Gretsch tenor, *Korala plastic concert

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