Vintage 1930s Kamaka Pineapple Ukulele with abalone shell inlay. Beautiful and extremely rare Kamaka ‘shell inlay’ pineapple ukulele from the early 1930s. This gorgeous piece is handcrafted from Hawaiian monkeypod wood top, back, and sides combination 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.
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