PLATINUM 2016 Limited Edition Tenor


The 2016 Platinum Edition Kanile`a

The Kanile`a Platinum series was introduced to stretch the creativity and skills of master luthier Joe Souza and his expert team of luthiers affectionately known as the “Kanile`a Krew.” The Platinum 2016 is only built in the 2016 calendar year, not to be repeated again as a model. Less than 100 of these instruments exist in the world today.

The 2016 Platinum is a tenor instrument that features a stunning combination of woods and an incomparable sound. On a foundation of Premium Curly Koa wood, you’ll find accenting Mars Rosewood and Curly Maple woods along with features for playability and sound like a bevel cutaway, bevel armrest and a Traditional Thin Slotted headstock. Every Kanile`a comes with a Canvas Semi-hard Shell case.

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Product Description

  • Tenor 4-string
  • Premium Curly Koa body
  • Mars Rosewood bevel cutaway
  • Mars Rosewood bevel armrest
  • Mars Rosewood rosette with Curly Maple trim
  • Curly Maple front binding
  • Mars Rosewood fret board, bridge and head plate
  • Traditional Thin slotted headstock
  • White Mother-of-Pearl position markers and logo
  • UV Cured High Gloss body / UV Cured Silk neck
  • Cosmo Black Gotoh Stealth tuners
  • NuBone nut and saddle
  • Aquila Corde Super-nylgut strings

Each instrument we build, with the exception of an eight string, may be equipped with a “G” fourth course (196Hz) fixed with a 0.029″ Phosphor Bronze wire-wrapped nylon-core string for no extra charge. The woven “low G-string” is tuned an octave lower, which gives a richer sound and opens a wider picking range.

Note:  These are photos of a previously built `ukulele. Please keep in mind that this is a sample. In the world of wood products the finished instrument may vary from one piece to another and you will not find two pieces the same. These photos give you an idea of what the accessories look like as well as the shape and size. The woods will always vary in grain, curl and color.

Additional Information

`Ukulele Size


Wood Grade

Premium Curly Koa


UV Cured High Gloss body/Silk neck


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