Kamaka Concert Ukuleles are more popular than the "original" ukulele, the soprano. For many players the concert ukulele offers the best of both the soprano and its big tenor brother. Compared to a soprano, the scale on the concert is a bit longer, which means the frets are a little further apart, making chord positions easier since your fingers have more room on the fretboard. The bigger body gives more bass response than a soprano as well. But unlike the tenor, the concert size still retains that charming trebly “bubbling” tone that made the ukulele so popular in the first place. This is the deluxe version of the HF-2, which features colorful rope-pattern wood purfling around the top and soundhole, a style that recalls the higher-end ukuleles during the golden age of Hawaiian ukuleles in the 1920s.
Like all new Kamaka instruments, the HF-2 Deluxe is impeccably crafted. The top, back and sides are nicely figured Hawaiian koa and this particular ukulele has a semi-gloss finish. It’s fitted with Gotoh UPT gears which make tuning a breeze. Includes a Kamaka hardshell case.