Vintage Kamaka Pineapple Ukulele with abalone shell inlay from the 1930s. Beautiful and extremely rare vintage Kamaka ‘shell inlay’ pineapple ukulele. This gorgeous Kamaka ukulele is uniquely handcrafted from Mahogany wood on the top and back and Hawaiian Koa wood sides with a very deep body construction of 3 inches at the butt of the instrument. A beautiful piece from the only company whose name is synonymous with ukulele, Kamaka.
This special run of ‘shell inlay’ pineapple ukuleles are amongst the most desirable and collectible Kamaka ukuleles to have been made and they were considered the custom order instruments of Kamaka’s yesteryear and extremely limited in number. It is also said that the pineapple design was the very model that help to sustain the company through the Great Depression years.
Here is one wonderful example of a true historical shell inlay Kamaka pineapple ukulele. This historical instrument plays absolutely wonderfully with very warm and pronounced tones. Excellent projection and sustain and great clarity. Classic Kamaka sound from the 1930s and a prized centerpiece for ukulele collectors and fans across the world. ID#:180142