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.
The mahogany wood gives a very good frequency response, lovely full bass combined with a very balanced treble.
Certainly a cut above other Tenors at the same price!
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.
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)
17" Tenor Scale (Distance from Nut to Saddle)
26-1/4" Overall body length
11-7/8" Body length
6-3/4" Upper Bout
9" Lower Bout
3-1/8" tapered to 3-5/8" Arched Back Body depth
1-1/2" Nut width
Total frets: 14 frets to the body and 18 frets total