Kanile’a “D-Series” Tenor Ukulele


2021. Preowned. Kanile’a “D-Series” Tenor’ Ukulele – by Kanile’a Ukulele in Kaneohe, Hawaii.

Based on similar design principles of the 2020 Kanile’a Platinum Limited Edition ‘Super Tenor”, this beautiful ukulele boasts a “D” shape port system with a 17″ scale from nut to saddle.  The weight, sleekness, and tone of this new model make it one of the most impressive new models out of the Kanile’a factory in a long time. Curly Hawaiian Koa wood back and sides with a side sound port, Sinker Redwood soundboard, Ebony fretboard and bridge with a matching ebony wood headstock plate and classic Kanile’a logo inlay. Ebony wood top binding and matching Kanile’a armrest and bevel in Ebony. Slotted headstock with stealth tuners and a UV gloss finish.

The 2021 Kanile’a “D-Series” Tenor Ukulele Features:

  • Tenor Body with an off-centered sound hole allowing for maximum soundboard utilization
  • Slotted Headstock with Gotoh Stealth Tuners
  • Kanile’a armrest and bevel in Ebony wood
  • Side-sound-port
  • Ebony wood top binding
  • UV gloss body with UV silk neck and ebony appointments
  • 17 inch traditional tenor scale

Sinker redwood are redwood trees that were harvested and sent downriver to processing mills but sank at some point along the way. They are extremely difficult to recover and are often buried under silt that has accumulated over the years. Nonetheless, these logs are highly sought after by luthiers for their structural and tonal characteristics, having been subjected to low oxygen levels at extreme cold temperatures at the bottom of the river floor. Aesthetically, the darker colored streaking is characteristic of a sinker redwood.  It is very stiff and lightweight, making it ideal for soundboards and uniquely distinct in its structural properties when compared to a typical redwood. A wonderful playing ukulele with a full bodied sound and a contemporary aesthetic. A nice warm sound with a classic Hawaiian Koa wood attack, exceptional sustain, and great clarity. ID#210017

Price: ‘ON HOLD’

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