Kanile'a Ukuleles are handmade in beautiful Oahu, Hawaii, where the history of the uke has it's origins. According to owner, Joe Souza, "ukulele has always been a part of my life," but it wasn't until his apprenticeship with master luthier, Pete Burmudez, that he realized that uke-building was his life's calling. That was 1990. Now, 24 years later, Joe and Crew are making the finest ukeleles in the world. Made from premium-curl Koa harvested from a private plantation, these could also be the most gorgeous ukes in the world. It seems as though the Hawaiian sunset itself has been captured within, each one radiating a fire of unmatched beauty and grace. What's more, the tone is absolutely perfect -- sweet, warm, woody, and punchy without sounding harsh or brittle. This K-1 Concert Model comes with the optional low-G fourth string, a UV gloss finish and hardshell case.
Players Comments: I attended the 2013 Nashville NAMM show last summer looking to add a few hot new products to the Dream Guitars lineup, and as soon as I saw these amazing ukuleles, I knew we had to have them. Hands down, the most beautiful, and beautifully made, ukes at the show, and there were a bunch. These really stand out, not only because they're made from the finest Koa available, but because they're just so enjoyable to play, and have that sweet, woody character that seems to sing of The Island life. That reminds me, owners, Joe and Kristen invited me and the Dream Guitars crew to come down for a working vacay. It's on me, boys, let's go!