Kala Voyager Series Mahogany Concert Ukuleles w/ Gig Bag
Introducing Kala's "The Voyage Collection": Maori-Inspired Ukuleles by Sam Mangakahia
Embark on a journey of artistry and cultural connection with Kala's "The Voyage Collection." Collaborating with renowned Maori cultural artist Sam Mangakahia, we proudly present three pieces of native Maori artwork etched with precision onto exquisite mahogany ukuleles. Sam Mangakahia's artistry has spanned 13 years, during which he has crafted over 450 custom art pieces, each with its unique story.
"The Voyage Collection" is a tribute to shared human experiences: Unity, Courage, and Guidance. The designs elegantly capture these themes with natural elements that resonate powerfully with these universal sentiments. Each ukulele in this collection includes a personalized Voyage Collection gig bag, and a story card hang tag, enriching your musical journey with the profound message behind each piece of art.
COURAGE: Embrace Strength and Courage
Within the graceful waves of this design lies a powerful message of courage and inner strength. Life presents us with continuous new opportunities and challenges, and facing them demands unwavering courage. You can overcome these trials just as you draw strength from your ancestors. Your journey of self-discovery will grant you the confidence needed to navigate life's twists and turns.
GUIDANCE: Navigating Life's Path with Wisdom
In Polynesian culture, sea turtles are revered as spiritual guardians, known as 'aumakua. They offer wisdom and direction to those who seek it, becoming beacons of hope on the voyage of life. Similarly, as you progress on your journey, sharing your knowledge and talents can illuminate the path for others. In giving, you receive, creating a beautiful cycle of guidance and inspiration.
UNITY: Embracing Connection and Unity
This Maori-inspired masterpiece symbolizes the bonds of connection and unity. The intertwining hibiscus flowers and fern leaves ("koru" in Maori) represent the essence of interconnectedness between loved ones. The hibiscus, a symbol of beauty and grace, further underscores the message of this design. As you continue your journey through life, let this artwork remind you to extend grace to both yourself and those around you. By doing so, you cultivate trust and unity within your community.
Elevate your ukulele experience with a Pro Setup at your preferred ukulele dealer, UKE Republic. Our Pro Setup ensures optimal sound and playability. Each ukulele in "The Voyage Collection" includes a Voyager Collection Black Gig Bag designed to protect your instrument in style.
- Size: Concert
- Top: Mahogany with laser-etched Maori Designs and a single abalone accent inlay
- Back & Sides: Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany
- Finish: Satin
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Headstock: Standard
- Strings: Aquila Super Nylgut®
- Electronics: N/A
- Nut & Saddle: Graph Tech NuBone®
- Strap Button: Black x1
- Scale Length: 14.875 inches
- Overall Instrument Length: 24.25 inches
- Body Length: 11.187 inches
- Number of Frets: 18
- Width at Upper Bout: 5.875 inches
- Width at Lower Bout: 8.25 inches
- Width at Waist: 4.937 inches
- Body Depth: 2.367 inches
- Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1.39 inches
- Fingerboard Width at Neck/Body Joint: 1.77 inches
Experience the magic of "The Voyage Collection" by Kala and Sam Mangakahia. Each ukulele is a masterpiece that harmonizes art, culture, and music into a singular, unforgettable voyage. Join us on this incredible journey today.