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    Default Kamaka Pineapple

    Does anyone have a Kamaka Pineapple?
    How do you like it?



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    Me! Me!
    *raises hand*

    My "new uke day" post from when I first got it is here - and I can honestly say that two years after purchasing it, I still love it as much as the day I brought it home. I'm a bigtime Kamaka fan, but - as a mainly soprano player, I never much cared for their figure-8 sopranos. But every Kamaka pineapple I've encountered has sounded and played amazing, whether vintage or brand new. My pineapple was my main player until I invested in a custom last year; still, the pineapple gets played pretty regularly and I always really enjoy playing it.

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    Default Thanks!

    Thanks for response.

    I have a 6 string Kamaka and love the sound, but would like a smaller uke to play with.


    Quote Originally Posted by janeray1940 View Post
    Me! Me!
    *raises hand*

    My "new uke day" post from when I first got it is here - and I can honestly say that two years after purchasing it, I still love it as much as the day I brought it home. I'm a bigtime Kamaka fan, but - as a mainly soprano player, I never much cared for their figure-8 sopranos. But every Kamaka pineapple I've encountered has sounded and played amazing, whether vintage or brand new. My pineapple was my main player until I invested in a custom last year; still, the pineapple gets played pretty regularly and I always really enjoy playing it.
    Minnesota Native Daughter

    Do you have a snow shovel? I am currently dreaming of Florida, Hawaii and all locations without snow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jannet View Post
    Thanks for response.

    I have a 6 string Kamaka and love the sound, but would like a smaller uke to play with.
    Nice! I love the sound of those Kamaka 6-strings. Makes me wish my little hands could handle playing tenors!

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    Pineapples are personal preferece thing in looks and comfort....some like them while others not....the bigger cavity gives the a bigger sound, often a size bigger...
    Making music is a gift in itself, and when you can share it ....it is your gift to others

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    That little pineapple is the only Kamaka I covet.

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    I played every Kamaka at Mandolin Brothers, and the pineapple was the only to induce some serious UAS!

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    I've got an early 50's Gold Label that was pretty beat up when I got it, sent it back to Kamaka and now it looks and plays great. It's a great strummer and I love the sound, but I mostly play finger style and my big fat fingers don't fit sopranos very well. I would definitely recommend one, but haven't played any new ones. I do think the Kamaka strings are a bit dull on mine so changed them out for Worth Clears and like them much better.
    Last edited by kenikas; 07-05-2013 at 07:00 PM.
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