Kanile'a Islander MOT-4 Laminate Mango Tenor Ukulele
Kanile'a have really joined the mango ukulele race with this great tenor uke. They are one of the most environmentally conscious companies and invest an awful lot of time and money in their Reforest Hawaii initiative. They plant a koa tree for every koa uke sold. Mango is a very good sustainable wood and is in good supply. It also has the added benefit of being easy to work, and easy on the eye.
This Kanile'a tenor ukulele is a very decent sounding laminate instrument with a fairly unique 38mm nut width and shallow neck profile. Can't say fairer than that!
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Back and sides: Mango
Fingerboard: Walnut, 18 frets
Inserts: ABS dots
Width at nut: 38.1 mm (1 1/2")
Scale length: 432 mm (17")
Bridge: Walnut, with black ABS pins
Total length: 667 mm (26.3")
Width between upper sides: 171 mm (6.73")
Width between lower sides: 229 mm (9")
Width between sides: 140 mm (5.5")
Body thickness: 67 mm (2.6") to 75 mm (3")
Rosette: Black ABS
Body binding: Black ABS (top and back)
Machine heads: Metal, cream coloured knobs
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.