I think that is their standard slotted one, but I think the unslotted is the one more commonly seen.Maybe I'm imagining it, but the slot headstock on that Kanilea (The Tree) looks exceedingly long, almost like a 5-string uke length. Is that different than their standard slot headstock?
My thought is that the figuring for The Tree is so unique, that the gloss hi-lighted the natural beauty of the quilted mahogany wood while silk may not? Hard to say for sure though.What piques my curiosity is that they used a silk finish on the soundboard but gloss on the back and sides. Why not all gloss or all silk?
Thanks for the heads-up ... it's on the way to my house. If the uke is a bust, then I simply overpaid for the case!Here's a solid deal!
The spruce top really sounds out on this uke, with terrific sustain. Soprano scale ukulele with a gloss finish on the body, and satin finished neck. This is a wonderful well constructed ukulele. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge.www.ebay.com
FWIW, I bought one of his MP Cali concert ukuleles from Mim earlier this year, and I love it!I was SO SO close to buying this, but baritone just isn't my thing... have heard great things about Mike Pereira's ukuleles -- and since they're no longer made, thinking someone might be interested in this one:
Mike Pereria MP "Cali" baritone ukulele made out of black walnut from a tree he had. You can research him online. These are handmade in California. My understanding was he had enough wood to build less than 100 ukuleles from this tree, and he built them in all different sizes. The ukulele is deep...reverb.com
I was watching it on Reverb out of curiosity. Got a notification that an offer was in and then a notification that it sold. Now it’s for sale again. Must’ve fallen through. So a second chance for someone to get in on this bad boy.I was SO SO close to buying this, but baritone just isn't my thing...