The stunning Kanile'a Islander range has a unique charm and this soprano ukulele is absolutely wonderful in its price point. Made in China, these are the intermediate level Kanile'a ukuleles and are made to the same exacting standards as the expensive Hawaiian koa models. You get a very good mahogany laminate which makes for a really strong and sweet sound 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 model 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.
Laminate mahogany 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
NuBone nut and saddle
Chrome geared tuners with black buttons (14:1 turning ratio)
13-1/2" soprano scale (distance from nut to saddle)
21-3/8" overall body length
9-3/8" Body length
5" upper bout
6-3/4" lower bout
2-3/8" tapered to 2" body depth2-11/16" tapered to 2-3/16" arched back body depth
1-1/2" nut width
12 frets to the body
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.