1920s Kamaka Guitar – Hawaiian Koa


1920s Kamaka Guitar. Beautiful and extremely rare 1920s Kamaka Guitar in refurbished condition. Fully functional, this gorgeous piece is only one of a limited number of guitars handcrafted by Kamaka.

Kamaka guitars are tremendously rare and highly collectible Hawaiian instruments. This one is handcrafted in the spanish style construction out of gorgeous Hawaiian Koa wood face, back, sides, neck, and fretboard. The pyramid bridge is crafted of ebony wood in the classical bridge style.  The instrument also boasts an elegant rope marquetry rosette and top purfling, bridge pin set up, and original geared slotted-headstock tuners.

Extremely rare ‘K. Kamaka Honolulu, HI’ cigar band on headstock of this Kamaka guitar, making this piece a very early build. The cigar band was reserved for K. Kamaka’s earliest builds and most ukuleles and guitars do not bear this historical decal. ID#:180161

1920s Kamaka Guitar Specs:

  • Total length: 36 3/4 inches
  • Body length: 18 1/4 inches
  • Scale: 24 1/2 inches
  • Upper bout width: 10 1/16 inches
  • Lower bout width: 13 1/4 inches
  • Upper bout depth: 3 9/16 inches
  • Lower bout width: 3 13/16 inches



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