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    Samuel Kamaka patented his famous Pineapple ukulele in 1928.
    This one bears a blue label inside that reads "KAMAKA / SPECIAL /  PINEAPPLE / UKULELE / PAT. JAN, 3, 1928 /  No. 74178 / Strictly / Handmade By / S. K. KAMAKA / MADE IN / HONOLULU / HAWAII".  Also reads "HAWAII'S / FINEST / UKULELE". Pineapple body shape built in the Spanish style (neck with integrated heel that sides lock into and the fingerboard is flush with top). Rope top purfling and soundhole rosette. 12-fret fingerboard with purfling on edges and middle. NO CASE.
    VGC, but needs work (glue and cleat 2 top cracks and one back crack, glue loose back brace, replace missing binding, etc. - sold AS-IS)
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The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880 
  • Interesting and rare Pineapple ukulele from Kamaka
  • SN 1287
  • 1930's
  • VGC * (see below)
  • Natural finish
  • Pineapple body shape, soprano scale
  • Koa top, back and sides
  •  Large pineapple decal on back
  • KAMAKA  / HAWAII pineapple headstock decal
  • Koa neck with flat neck profile
  • Couple specs of white paint on headstock
  • Spanish style construction with integrated heel and flush fingerboard
  • Rope pattern top purfling and soundhole rosette.
  • 12 fret fingerboard with rope purfling on edges and middle
  • Blue interior label with pineapple that reads "KAMAKA / SPECIAL /  PINEAPPLE / UKULELE / PAT. JAN, 3, 1928 /  No. 74178 / Strictly / Handmade By / S. K. KAMAKA / MADE IN / HONOLULU / HAWAII".  Also reads "HAWAII'S / FINEST / UKULELE". 
  • Waverly tuners with white buttons
  • 1-13/32" nut, ~13-1/2" scale
  • 6-3/8" body width, ~2-1/2" body depth at endblock
  • NO CASE
  • VGC except needs work (humidy, glue 2 top and 1 back crack, glue loose back brace, make and replace binding, etc. - sold AS-IS)
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Kamaka Soprano Pineapple Ukulele (1930's)

AS-IS

SKU: 180U-210166

Regular price
$1,500 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$1,500 USD
Samuel Kamaka patented his famous Pineapple ukulele in 1928.
This one bears a blue label inside that reads "KAMAKA / SPECIAL /  PINEAPPLE / UKULELE / PAT. JAN, 3, 1928 /  No. 74178 / Strictly / Handmade By / S. K. KAMAKA / MADE IN / HONOLULU / HAWAII".  Also reads "HAWAII'S / FINEST / UKULELE". Pineapple body shape built in the Spanish style (neck with integrated heel that sides lock into and the fingerboard is flush with top). Rope top purfling and soundhole rosette. 12-fret fingerboard with purfling on edges and middle. NO CASE.
VGC, but needs work (glue and cleat 2 top cracks and one back crack, glue loose back brace, replace missing binding, etc. - sold AS-IS)
More Details

More Details

The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880 
  • Interesting and rare Pineapple ukulele from Kamaka
  • SN 1287
  • 1930's
  • VGC * (see below)
  • Natural finish
  • Pineapple body shape, soprano scale
  • Koa top, back and sides
  •  Large pineapple decal on back
  • KAMAKA  / HAWAII pineapple headstock decal
  • Koa neck with flat neck profile
  • Couple specs of white paint on headstock
  • Spanish style construction with integrated heel and flush fingerboard
  • Rope pattern top purfling and soundhole rosette.
  • 12 fret fingerboard with rope purfling on edges and middle
  • Blue interior label with pineapple that reads "KAMAKA / SPECIAL /  PINEAPPLE / UKULELE / PAT. JAN, 3, 1928 /  No. 74178 / Strictly / Handmade By / S. K. KAMAKA / MADE IN / HONOLULU / HAWAII".  Also reads "HAWAII'S / FINEST / UKULELE". 
  • Waverly tuners with white buttons
  • 1-13/32" nut, ~13-1/2" scale
  • 6-3/8" body width, ~2-1/2" body depth at endblock
  • NO CASE
  • VGC except needs work (humidy, glue 2 top and 1 back crack, glue loose back brace, make and replace binding, etc. - sold AS-IS)
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