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[SPECIAL NOTE] Kanile'a 2020 Platinum Signed Limited Edition Super Tenor Ukulele "Groove" #50 of 51

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Kanile'a 2020 Platinum Signed Limited Edition Super Tenor Ukulele "Groove" #50 of 51

*** IMPORTANT [SPECIAL NOTE] - This is a very special instrument as you can tell from the video (you will get the exact instrument from the video). There is a "small visual imperfection" in the rosette around the sound-hole (SEE PHOTO). 

This is it, the second to last 2020 Kanile'a Platinum made and they are now OUT OF PRODUCTION.

Although this isn't the very last one made (#51 is), it sure does have a nice ring being #50.

This beauty is hand-signed by Joe Souza the founder of Kanile'a and the mastermind of the Platinum series.

Each year Kanile'a and founder Joe Souza push the limits on what an ukulele can be. For 2020, Joe decided to do something special with the super tenor creating was can only be called the 2020 Limited Edition Platinum.

*NOTE - You will receive the Kanile'a that is in the PHOTOS and VIDEO

I had the pleasure of speaking with Joe, several times, at the NAMM Show 2020 held in January at the Anaheim, CA convention center.  I think it was on the last day when I was standing over by the Kamaka booth and Joe came up and started talking to me.

Although we talked about many things, like life, koa trees, ukuleles and he went in depth with me about the 2020 Platinum Limited Edition. 

I talk about this in the video you see here on the page, but a few of the highlights include the Mastergrade Solid Koa Top, Back, and Sides, Kolohaha armrest and bevel, Platinum Crown Slotted Headstock, and Gotoh Stealth Cosmo Black Tuners with Kanile`a Knobs.

But the most remarkable thing is that the inlay that is in the body, the neck, and the headstock is beach sand. If you look at it, it seems like it might be some kind of light wood like maple, but not it's actually beach sand. HOW COOL!!!

Plue the motif that starts on the body and then does into the neck represents the entire Souza family and also the long tradition of Hawaiian culture, family, love, and ukulele.

In 2019, Kanile'a only made 69 of the 2019 Platinum Limited Edition Pineapples and in 2020 they only made 51 of them and THIS IS #50.

I imagine they will make even less of the 2020 Limited Edition Platinum so own a piece of history and a truly masterpiece of an instrument that will not only put a smile on your face everytime you play it but will attract immediate attention from anyone that sees it.

More info from Kanile'a: 

Since before Kanile’a was founded, Joe was innovating and creating new and sometimes outrageous designs. His first ‘ukulele was a Concert body with a Tenor neck, now known as a Super-Concert or Long-Neck Concert. Other designs that were pushing the boundaries have made an impact in the ‘ukulele world, like the Guitarlele, Super-Tenor, and the 19″ Tenor scale length. Having grown up as an `ukulele player Joe understood what might work, and what wouldn’t, from a player’s perspective. It took years to perfect the craft of playing as well as building. Musicianship was taught to Joe by his late mother and his late Aunt starting when he was in the 4th grade. His training as a luthier began with the late, “Uncle” Peter Bermudez in 1991. Though gone, his teachings will never be forgotten. Now his 3 sons, Kaimana, Iokepa, and Kahiau are actively learning and absorbing the knowledge that has been passed down through many generations. Blending new age abilities and paying homage to the education from previous generations, Kanile’a is proud to present the 2020 Limited Edition Platinum.

The `Ukuleles For Tree Lovers! For Every `Ukulele Built, 1 Koa Tree Is Planted.

2020 Platinum SPECS:

  • Kanile`a Original, Super Tenor Body 
  • Master Grade Koa Front, Back and Sides
  • Ebony Fingerboard, Bridge, and Head-Plate
  • Platinum Crown Slotted Headstock
  • Gotoh Stealth Cosmo Black Tuners with Kanile`a Knobs
  • Ebony Bridge Pins 
  • NuBone Nut and Saddle
  • Gloss Body, Silk Neck Finish
  • Beach Sand Side Position Markers 
  • Beach Sand Logo Inlay in Retro 1998 Kanile`a Old English 
  • Beach Sand Inlay on Soundboard and Fingerboard 
  • D-Shaped Soundhole with Kolohala and Sand Alternating Rosette 
  • Oval Side Sound Port with Kolohala Trim 
  • Curly Maple Front and Back Binding
  • Curly Maple Back Strip
  • Curly Maple Tail Strip 
  • Kolohala Armrest
  • Kolohala Bevel
  • Made in Hawaii
  • TUNED: G-C-E-A with LOW G


  1. Free Month Premium Membership at ($29.95 Value)
  2. Each Instrument Inspected and Played Before Shipping
  3. Free Music Area Deluxe Padded Gig Bag ($149 Value)
  4. Free Kanilea Setup - Custom Setup RECOMMENDED (See Below)
  5. Free Fully Insured US Shipping to Lower 48
  6. Free World Famous Candy Pack
  7. Free Uke Like The Pros Chord Chart
  8. Free Uke Like The Pros Microfiber Cloth
  9. Free Uke Like The Pros Sticker
  10. Usually Ships in 1-2 Days, Sometimes Same Day
  11. Will Ship Fully Insured Anywhere In The World.
  12. Kanile'a Backed Warranty

CUSTOM SETUP - Each Kanilea comes with a factory setup BUT I strongly recommend adding a setup especially if you want the easiest playability, have arthritis, or are particular about your setups and want a low action (how close the strings are to the fretboard) please click the "ADD Custom Setup" on this page.

* REQUIRED FOR WARRANTY - I cannot stress how important a humidifier is and I HIGHLY encourage you to get one. No matter where you live humidifiers not only protect your investment but also help the warranty process go smoother because you have taken the steps to ensure the safety and protection of your ukulele. If you ever have to file a claim with Kanilea the first question they will ask if you have a humidifier.

* Either the Oasis OH-18 (OH-32 for extra dry areas) or the Boveda Humidifier are recommended and available here at Click "ADD Humidifier"

*A PICKUP (several brands available) - click ADD Pickup . Normal install times are 2-3 weeks. If you want your instrument sooner please use the RUSH pickup option.

*NOTE - You will receive the Kanile'a that is in the PHOTOS and VIDEO

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