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Compared to the $800-900 you'd pay for a brand new HP-1, the vintage stuff is very attractive these days. That said, this sweetie-pie old uke has some "road wear" with a bit of a reglued heel section, some (now) repaired hairline chip/crack bits, and a few nicks and scratches here and there.
I'm guessing, considering the general look of it, that it's a late-70s uke.
Kamaka are a 100 year old Hawaiian ukulele brand based in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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