This fine slightly used Kamaka tenor is from 2016, and has a special headstock inlay that was given to models made during the year Kamaka celebrated their 100th Anniversary. It's in essentially new condition with no issues at all. Nicely matched curly koa on the top, back and sides, with the top beautifully framed with abalone bordering.
The HF-3 tenor is our best-selling Kamaka uke, hands down. We think this model's versatility is part of the reason, as some players use the traditional "my dog has fleas" tuning while others tune their tenors "low to high," meaning they use a heavier 4th string that's tuned an octave below the traditional "high" 4th string (usually changing the gauge of that 4th string is all you have to do to switch between the two tunings).
Players who use the "low to high" tuning are often playing these tenor ukes like little tenor guitars, while others use a mandola tuning. Thanks to the longer scale, the frets on a tenor uke are a little further apart, so complex chords are easier to finger since there's more room. When combined with the deeper tone it's no surprise that tenor models like this one are the most popular switch for guitar players.
stock no. 57935
|Model||HF-3 D2I 100th Anniversary Tenor|
|Top||Curly Hawaiian koa|
|Back and sides||Curly Hawaiian koa|
|Frets to body||14|
|Nut width||1 7/16"|
|Inlay||Mother of pearl|
|Tuners||Gotoh "stealth" slothead tuners|