A thick paua rosette on curly koa is the perfect marriage of two Polynesian cultures, Maori and Hawaiians, cousins of the Pacific Ocean. Paua is the Maori name of three large, edible mollusks found only in the ocean surrounding Aotearoa (New Zealand). Also known as abalone in other parts of the world, this colorful shell material perfectly captures not just the colors of the ocean but also the movement and iridescence of the moving waves.
We inspect each and every instrument we ship out for maximum playability. We adjust the action and adjust intonation when needed. If you would like a specific adjustment, just add it to your order notes and we would be happy to adjust to your liking.
Serial Number: 1021-25172
- Tenor 5-String, (Paired G Strings – High & Low)
- Premium curly Koa body
- Thick Paua (Abalone) rosette with Tortoise trim
- Tru-R Bracing System
- Tortoise front binding
- Solid Mahogany neck
- Ebony fingerboard, bridge and head plate
- Standard Kanile’a Crown headstock
- Gold Kanile’a open geared tuners
- Ebony bridge pins
- NuBone nut and saddle
- Paua (Abalone) position markers and logo
- UV cured finish
Kanile’a Deluxe Soft-shell Case by Music Area Included.
Important information if shipping outside of the USA:
Please note: To help insure the future availability of certain materials used in the construction of this instrument, additional fees and/or documentation may be required when shipping this item outside of the USA. This is due to the CITES treaty, which regulates international trade of certain materials like rosewood, abalone, and pearl. If you purchase this item to be shipped outside of the USA, we’ll determine whether the regulations apply to your order, and will contact you with more information if necessary.