Kanile'a have made a fantastic range of concert ukuleles for the intermediate player. Kanile'a Islanders are made in China to the same exacting standards as the expensive Hawaiian koa models. These Islanders have a unique charm all of their own. The spalted maple looks spectacular and sounds very good for the price, and features shared with the big daddy Kanile'a ukes such as the bridge pins give it a real touch of class.
One of the most attractive things about this concert ukulele is the slightly wider than normal fretboard, which at 1.5 inches or 38mm at the nut makes getting your fingers into the right shapes an absolute doddle. Combine that width with a very slinky neck profile and you have a very easy to play instrument.
Pictures show an average example, not the exact instrument that you will receive.
Spalted maple laminate front, back and sides
19 Silver-Nickel Frets
Abalone Fret position Marks at 3rd, 5th,7th,10th and 12th frets
Walnut Fingerboard and Bridge with nickel fret wire
Black Bridge Pins
Mahogany neck and headstock
NuBone nut and saddle
Chrome Geared Tuners with Black Buttons (14:1 turning ratio)
15" Concert Scale (Distance from Nut to Saddle)
24" Overall body length
1-1/2 Nut width
Total frets: 14 frets to the body and 19 frets total
Note: The Islanders are a fantastic choice at this particular price point but they do suffer from cosmetic flaws and small finish defects like other Chinese made production instruments. We do our best to capture major issues but you may find some small imperfections on close inspection that cannot be avoided.