Islander MS-4-HNS Soprano Uke Mahogany with Honu Turtle
These are the intermediate level Kanile'a. Made to the same exacting standards as the expensive Hawaiian koa models, these Islanders have a unique charm all of their own.
A very good mahogany laminate 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.
This model has a lovely Honu (Turtle) motif laser etched onto the body and headstock, for that extra little bit of Island vibe.
Laminate mahogany front, back and sides
19 Silver-Nickel Frets
Abalone Fret position Marks at 3rd, 5th,7th,10th and 12th frets
Rosewood 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 depth
2-11/16" tapered to 2-3/16" Arched Back Body depth