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Custom Kanile’a 20th Anniv. ‘Platinum’ Tenor Ukulele


A 20 year milestone for Kanile’a Ukulele is celebrated in this exquisite instrument designed by company co-owner and master luthier Joe Souza. Starting with a 5A Master Grade curly koa solid body and contrasting koa binding, elements of the number 20 can be seen: with emerald green leaves in the rosette, 20 mature koa leaves encircling the sound hole and 20 keiki leaves in the lower center of the rosette. And then there are Kanile`a exclusive enhancements that players of all levels will truly appreciate. The Kanile’a Platinum 2018 introduces the all new redesign of the Kanile`a traditional thin slotted headstock outfitted with ultralight 16:1 ratio Gotoh Stealth geared tuners. Add to that the company’s exclusive TRU-R (Total Resonating `Ukulele Redesigned) bracing and a Mass Reduction Channel for even more vibration and resonance and you have an `ukulele that is a delight to play. Only 200 of these timeless instruments will be built. -from official Kanile’a website.


Circa 2018. Preowned. A Custom Kanile’a like no other with a milestone connection to the history of Kanile’a Ukulele and a 20th Anniversary benchmark for Joe and Kristin Souza, owners of Kanile’a Ukulele.

Premium curly Hawaiian Koa wood top, back, and sides, this custom Kanile’a ‘Platinum’ tenor ukulele is coveted as the collectors edition celebrating the 20th year commemoration in 2018 of the opening of Kanile’a Ukulele. The absolute best in materials have been used on this rare collectible piece.

Kanile’a 20th Anniv. ‘Platinum’ Tenor Ukulele:

5A Master Grade Curly Koa body
• Radiused back
• TRU-R (Total Resonating `Ukulele Redesigned) bracing system
• Curly Koa front binding
• Ebony bevel “scoop” cutaway
• Ebony armrest
• Exclusive Ebony rosette featuring 20 adult and 20 keiki Koa green leaves with Black-Curly Koa trim
• Side sound port in a three Koa leaf design
• Redesigned Kanile`a Traditional Thin Slotted headstock
• Ebony fret board, bridge & head plate
• Curly Koa position markers & logo
• Gold Gotoh Stealth tuners
• Black TUSQ nut and compensated saddle
• UV Cured High Gloss body / UV Silk neck finish

The instrument was meticulously handcrafted and cared for, virtually going unplayed for the entire time it was owned. LR Baggs pick up installed for quick plug and play. The instrument has a very full and beautiful sound. Wonderful sustain and projection. Nice punchy attack from an all Koa wood instrument with excellent low notes and clarity as well. A wonderful and rare collectible piece celebrating the 20th year anniversary to Kanile’a Ukulele. ID#200003

Price: SOLD

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