Vintage Kamaka Pineapple Ukulele with abalone shell inlay from the 1930s. Beautiful and extremely rare vintage Kamaka ‘shell inlay’ pineapple ukulele – custom order. A beautiful piece from the only company whose name is synonymous with ukulele, Kamaka.
The Kamaka ‘shell inlay’ pineapple ukulele is 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.
The Kamaka ‘shell inlay’ pineapple ukuleles are rare to begin with but this one is likely a ‘one-off’ custom order with a special inlay pattern. Hawaiian Koa wood top, back, and sides, this special order Kamaka pineapple ukulele boasts a unique abalone shell diamond shaped rosette, matching diamond shaped shell purfling on the soundboard and neck, and special diamond shaped inlays on the bridge. Original decals and special blue label in excellent condition. Kamaka pineapple decal on back. 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.
A true museum grade collectible vintage Kamaka pineapple ukulele and a one-of-a-kind custom Kamaka pineapple from the 1930s.
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