In 2006, Kamaka began making the limited-run Jake Shimabukuro Signature Model ukulele, which features a curly koa body, rosewood binding, and ebony
fretboard and bridge. Each instrument sells for $5500 and takes 18 months to complete. All 100 have already been sold. Photo by Sencame
So, I believe that using your fingers really brings
something special to the table.
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What type of ukuleles and tunings do
I play with a traditional tenor ukulele tuning
in which the two outer strings are higher than
the two middle strings. The notes [1st string
through 4th] are A, E, C, G, the lowest one
being middle C.
What brand and model do you play, and what
kind of strings are on it?
I play custom-made Kamaka ukuleles. It’s funny,
because people are always wondering what specs
I ask for in the instruments. But I know nothing