Kiwaya KTS-4 Solid Mahogany Soprano Ukulele. The high-end Japanese brand Kiwaya are arguably one of the finest producers of mainland style ukuleles in the world. The KTS-4 is their best-selling all solid mahogany soprano model and is a beautifully crafted reproduction of the traditional 1920s-30s Martin S-0 ukulele.
The body is an all solid wood construction of top grade mahogany with a satin finish. It has a solid mahogany neck, rosewood bridge and fingerboard with 12 frets and pearl dot position markers, bone nut and saddle, and quality Gotoh tuning pegs.
Kiwaya Ukuleles are built as light as possible for tone and projection. Aside from beautiful tone, close attention is paid to the fretwork, intonation and action making Kiwaya instruments some of the most comfortable and easy to play ukes in the world.
This is certainly our favourite mainland style soprano ukulele and it's a far superior endeavour to anything Martin themselves have come up with in recent years. If you're looking for a solidly constructed traditional Martin S-0 soprano ukulele, here it is. And if you want a few more frets, then take a look at the KTS-5!