New Uke Day (NUD) Mid 50s Kamaka Gold Label Soprano

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Picked this ukulele up at a music store near Detroit. It was listed for $400 and I traded a Pono mahogany soprano that I've had for a couple years and added in another $190 cash.

The action is high, but that might be typical for how they were made at the time. It is missing the 12th fret and there is a crack behind the bridge, but it doesn't seem to impact the sound. Honestly, it is the best sounding soprano that I own and the curl on the koa is amazing.

I'm thinking it is mid 50s based on it being a gold label with a one piece top, back, and sides. The Kamaka site says this was typical for early ukuleles that Sam Kamaka Jr. made. Does anyone have more information on that?

I'm planning to bring it to the Kamaka factory next year for them to do a full restoration, has anyone had experience with that on a gold label?
 

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I managed to get hold of one of the same model late last year. Mine also has a high action, but the intonation is good enough. And as you say, the tone is absolutely incredible - I just love it. And it looks great too, same as yours. Sounds like we’ve both had really good finds.
 
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