Kiwaya KTT-2K Solid Koa Tenor Ukulele. The most astonishing thing about Kiwaya ukuleles, the only Japanese-built ukuleles on the UK market, is how feather-light they are. These instruments are hand-crafted from solid Hawaiian Koa wood with meticulous precision, and the reward is their exceptional clarity of tone and projection.
This is particularly apparent in this tenor model. Based on the timeless Martin 1K Tenor, the Kiwaya KTT-2K continues in the fine tradition set by the original line of Martin ukuleles. Kiwaya specialise in period accurate replicas of the classic Martin, with modern appointments for the pro player who demands tuning stability and the high quality build of an original vintage instrument.
Japanese-built Gotoh brand geared tuners are installed on every model, and spot-on intonation across the rosewood fretboard ensures even the most demanding pieces can be performed with frightening accuracy. These welcome additions transform an historic masterpiece into a precision player. Arguably Kiwaya build the best interpretation of the legendary, highly sought after Martin ukulele available today.
Rarely will a ukulele inspire such hushed tones of reverence, but then, rarely are ukuleles made with such a high level of craftsmanship.