Quite an unbelievable ukulele, is the KSDLX. The solid spruce top makes such a huge, rich sound with incredible presence on the lower register. There is the perfect balance of clarity, tone and volume - no muddiness at all, and huge headroom when required for strumming, and pristine crispness when picked.
This Ukulele was purchased new from us and had a MiSI fitted back at the tail end of 2018 and was the last KSDLX we received before the model became a custom shop only model. Therefore, it was exceptional value new and even more exceptional second hand, less than a year old and ready to go with a professional pickup installed. Scanning over the top and back I can find a couple of marks in the finish but no dings or scrapes of note because this instrument has clearly been played but loved and treated with the respect any instrument with 'deluxe' in its name should.
The case on the other hand has seen better days, it still offers fantastic protection but at some point something like paint or acetone has been dropped on the outer material and has been furiously scrubbed off. The inside of the case is immaculate but the outer shell of the case tells a story all of its own.
The sheer quality of the workmanship and materials is evident from the first glance - Kanile'a have mastered the UV hardened finish which makes the glossiest, gleamingest and most gorgeousest looking ukes in the known universe but it is only mere decoration to the main event - namely, that wonderful, all enveloping sound. One of the world's best - and worth every penny. Pictures show actual instrument you will receive. Spec: Solid Spruce top Solid Deluxe curly Koa back and sides Black binding on top Koa inlay Rosette Ebony fretboard, bridge and headplate Kailua sand position markers and logo Open back chrome Kanile'a tuning machines 38mm nut width UV Gloss finish Free well used TGI ABS Hard Case