KPA Series – Koa Paua Abalone


It's all about the paua in this Kanile`a! It's in the name and in the design. Pāua is the Māori name of three large, edible mollusks found only in the ocean surrounding Aotearoa (New Zealand). Also known as abalone in the 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. A thick pāua rosette on Deluxe Curly koa is the perfect marriage of two Polynesian cultures, cousins of the Pacific Ocean. Available in all sizes. Hard shell canvas case with zipper and velcro closure included.

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Product Description

  • Hawaiian Koa Body
  • Paua Abalone Rosette with Tortoise Trim
  • Tortoise Front Binding
  • Paua Abalone Position Markers
  • Gold Open-Geared Tuners
  • Aquila Corde 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

Soprano, Super Soprano, Concert, Super Concert, Tenor, Tenor 5-String, Tenor 6-String, Tenor 8-String, Super Tenor, Super Tenor 19″, Baritone, GL6 (Guitarlele)

Wood Grade

Deluxe Curly Koa, Premium Curly Koa, Master Grade Curly Koa


UV Cured Silk, UV Cured High Gloss


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