Stunning 1980 Custom Kamaka Steel-String (4-string) Tenor Ukulele handcrafted by Samuel Kamaka roughly thirty-five years ago. The instrument has since received a new coat of high gloss finish but no repairs and has been buffed out to a glossy perfection.
This beautiful Custom Kamaka tenor ukulele is truly a gorgeous piece and was handcrafted of master grade Hawaiian curly Koa wood on the back and sides with a tight grain spruce soundboard. The jet-black ebony wood fingerboard and bridge is a wonderful attribute that is a standard for all professional musicians. Solid Hawaiian Koa wood neck and a black-white-black top purfling line for a aesthetic appeal. An elegant Rosewood top and back binding with Hawaiian Koa wood rosette and a matching Hawaiian curly koa wood headstock plate that marry the entire theme of this stunning piece.
X-brace soundboard, providing added support for the increased string tension from the steel strings. Custom Kamaka ukuleles are truly wonderful instruments that are tremendously rare and difficult to locate. This is the only X-braced Kamaka tenor ukulele that I have come across and the only 4-string steel-string tenor Kamaka as well. Stay tuned for the studio recording.