Kanile'a Islander MOS-4 Mango Soprano Ukulele. Developed by the world renowned high-end ukulele brand, Kanile'a, the Islander range showcases a series of more affordable, Hawaiian designed instruments. Available in a selection of the classic ukulele tonewoods, Islander ukuleles are a real pleasure to play, with a sound quality that benefits from the more advanced Kanile'a designs.
For players looking for a unique exotic wood finish, that looks as good as it sounds, Kanile'a's Mango series each have their own individual character. Mango wood, with its gorgeous variation grain patterns is often used as a more sustainable alternative to Hawaiian Koa, for its similar tonal properties and exotic appeal.
Kanile'a Islander MOS-4 Mango Soprano Ukulele is a beautifully finished ukulele with plenty of cheerful Hawaiian character. This sustainable stunner, in attractive, swirling Mango wood finish produces a sweet and pleasingly ringing tone to match its visual beauty. These ukuleles have excellent percussive qualities in the Soprano size and round, bouncy response in the Concert and Tenor sizes, for a sound that's very similar at times to the lighter tones heard from Hawaiian Koa ukes.
Tastefully presented in a super sleek satin finish, the Islander MOS-4 Ukulele design is attractively complimented with stylish traditional oval shaped tuning buttons, nicely considered contrasting black binding with black rosette, and Kanile'a's signature contoured walnut bridge with robust ABS black bridge pins.
To accommodate a range of contemporary playing styles, and for enhanced comfort across the fretboard, Islander Ukuleles feature a wider than usual fretboard. The 38mm nut width is a request common for people with larger hands, making trickier chord shapes much easier to play, a feature that can benefit both experienced and beginner players finding their way on the instrument. Additionally, wider string spacing at the bridge is ideal for developing good fingerstyle playing, allowing for more relaxed fingerpicking and melody playing.
A remarkable achievement by a high end brand, Kanile'a have given their magic touch to the Islander range, retaining many of their signature design features to create a highly desirable ukulele. For beginners and next level players looking for a stunning exotic wood ukulele with a hint of Hawaii, the Kanile'a Islander MOS-4 Mango Soprano Ukulele comes highly recommended!