All Kamaka ukuleles are made of solid Hawaiian koa wood with a lacquer finish to show fine grain highlights. Necks are made of mahogany, and fingerboards and bridges are rosewood, except for deluxe models. All models include a custom Kamaka Ukulele case. Free shipping within the continental US! Photos are of the actual uke we currently have in stock.
The 8-string has all four strings doubled, with the third and fourth pair tuned in octaves. Played with standard ukulele tuning and fingering, the sound is rich and unique. Also known as "the Liliu VIII," the Tenor 8-string was designed by Sam Kamaka Jr. in 1976 to commemorate the Bicentennial of the United States.
Overall length: 27.75"
Scale length: 17"
Total # frets: 18
Frets to the body: 14