Kanile'a Manako Solid Hawaiian Curly Mango Tenor Ukulele w/Armrest #25824 - last batch
The Kanile'a manako series is the long awaited second collaboration between Kanile'a and the Southern Ukulele Store. We saw which way the wind was blowing for tonewoods and ukulele trends and created something we knew you'd love: a solid Hawaiian curly mango tenor ukulele with an armrest.
But, be fast. This is one of the last of these instruments to be made. So if you want one, don't wait.
As previously mentioned, the manako range takes influence from Kanile'a most popular premium models. The tenor in particular takes a lot of inspiration from the KSR-T but switches the wood combinations from koa to high grade figured mango.
This mango tenor ukulele features a traditional flat top slimline slotted headstock with those tiny almost adorable Gotoh stealth tuners. It has a specially designed mango armrest and several unique cosmetic details such as side facing mango fret markers and a handdrawn Manako inlay in faded yellow epoxy.
What does it sound like?
Well, please do give our video on the manako range a listen with some headphones in and judge it for yourself... If we had to describe it; I'd say it sounds creamy and thick but highly refined too.
It doesn't have the signature bite of a spruce top or the earthiness of koa or acacia but instead it has individual clarity between each note and an almost brandy like smoothness when you listen to chords ring out... Yes, we designed it but man - it really has lived up to our expectations and then some.
Pictures show actual instrument. This is one of the last batch of Manako ukes to be made, as finding enough high quality mango to complete the production runs was too challenging. So, grab one while you can.
Solid Hawaiian curly mango body
Mango custom dots and K logo
UV gloss finish
South American mahogany neck
38mm nut width with 29mm G to A string spacing
17" tenor scale length
Ebony fingerboard and bridge
Custom manako logo (yellow dyed epoxy resin)
Gotoh stealth tuners
Traditional thin slotted headstock
Kanile'a deluxe gigbag
High G fluorocarbon strings