Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Kahiko "Concert Flyer" Ukuleles

Luthier Ken Potts and uke historian Chuck "Frets" Fayne have collaborated to bring the world another reason to weep longingly for yet another ukulele. "Kahiko" in Hawaiian means "old," a fitting name for these masterful reproductions of vintage ukuleles.
"The reproduction of the ORIGINAL HAWAIIAN UKULELE SOUND seems to have been very elusive. Many have tried and some have come close. Close examination of the works of the early makers; Diaz, Santos, Nunes, Mossman, Sam Chang, the Summers Brothers and many other named and unnamed instruments finally revealed their secrets...The CONCERT FLYER has the sound and look of the past with the improvements of the present."
More information can be found here and here.

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