Thursday, April 19, 2007

Kamaka Pineapple Ukes

Sam K. Kamaka and his famous pineapple uke
I love Kamaka's ukes that are painted to look just like a pineapple.
"The most famous ukulele design invented by Sam Kamaka, Sr. was the pineapple ukulele. He came up with this shape in 1916 with the purpose of making a small ukulele with a fuller and warmer sound, although there is another story that the pineapple uke was just easier to make (no bending of the sides)." Read more history here:

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