Kanile'a perfected the Super Tenor... 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; 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. Kanile'a Super Tenor's are a Tenor with a larger body and wider lower bout width. They usually retain the 17'' Tenor neck but the body more resembles a Baritone and 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 Islanders 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
- Neck: Okume
- Fingerboard: Walnut, 19 frets
- Inserts: ABS dots
- Nut: NuBone
- 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
- Strings: Aquila
- Colour: Natural
- Finish: Satin