Kanile'a have perfected the super tenor ukulele... Whether it's Hawaiian legend Willie Kay with his famous super tenor 5 string (technically a super, super tenor) or one of the more modern diamond ukuleles that we adore here at SUS; we know one thing is for sure. A super tenor is the perfect option for those that want the biggest possible sound from a GCEA instrument as possible.
What is a super tenor? I'm glad you asked because nearly everyone I meet who tries one has the same question. tenor ukulele with a larger body and wider lower bout width. They usually retain the 17'' tenor neck but the body more resembles a baritone ukulele.
The overall tone has it's own personality that is thinner and less boomy than a baritone but a bit darker than the average tenor. The A-ST-4 is Kanile'a Islander's first foray into producing an affordable super tenor and it's just great. Whether you are a beginner wanting a larger body uke to sing along with or a seasoned player looking for a new sound without breaking the bank, this is the perfect solution.
Pictures show a good average example. This model is very consistent looking, but if you would like to see photos of actual stock, please drop us a line.
Top: Laminate acacia
Back and sides: Laminate acacia
Fingerboard: Walnut, 19 frets
Inserts: ABS dots
Width at nut: 38mm (1 1/2")
Scale length: 432 mm (17")
Bridge: Black walnut, with black ABS pins
Total length: 667 mm (26.3")
Maximum width between upper sides: 171 mm (6.73")
Maximum width between lower sides: 265 mm (10.4")
Maximum width between sides: 150 mm (5.9")
Body thickness: 70 mm (2.8") to 75 mm (3")
Rosette: Abalone sticker
Body binding: Black ABS (top and back)
Fingerboard binding: Black ABS
Machine heads: Metal, cream-coloured knobs