Islander Mahogany Tenor MT-4-RB

Islander Mahogany Tenor MT-4-RB
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This tenor has a big warm tone and after our setup work is a smashing value! This is like their MT-4 but with added top and back  tortoise binding framing it off as well as the rosette. Features the classic Kanile'a pin bridge and headstock for a wonderful look.

The Islander also has the Kanile'a 1.5" nut width of allowing a little more space when compared to the 1 3/8" most companies do. That aspect makes it popular for those with larger hands or just players that want more space for chording.

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If you are looking for an attractive and affordable tenor ukulele with a full tone, this Islander MT-4-RB may be just right!

"The Islander Mahogany Series Ukulele offers a very bright yet balanced traditional Hawaiian tone that is so synonymous to this wonderful instrument. Our time-honored approach allows these instruments have a very clean, authentic ukulele look to them."

What is our "setup"? We don't make these ukuleles. We make them better! This includes saddle and nut heights, fret work (planing/ recrowning/ polishing), intonation checks, and a thorough inspection for major cosmetic flaw. You can usually find some kind of sign of human construction with these, so if you're super picky about that, this might not be your perfect uke. But we first weed out any obvious cosmetic or structural issues, then the setup work we include for free dials in the feel and tone and that's where this value will be hard to beat. The current special is about as good as it gets.

Get an ukulele from experts in the ukulele market. Get an Ukulele from Hawaii, home of the Ukulele!

Additional Information

MT - 4


  • Body Size: Tenor
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Body Finish: Satin
  • Binding: Tortoise
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Dots
  • Tuners: Open Gear
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Case: Not Included
  • Strings: Aquila Corde Strings 

Size / Measurements

  • 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 
  • 5-1/2" Waist
  • 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

You can customize your order in many ways. On this page you can add some popular accessories at an additional discount.

Setup Options

Most people shop with us because of the extensive quality control and final setup work we provide at no extra cost on all ukuleles we ship out. However this is time consuming work and creates a delay in shipping. We are now offering an "Expedited Setup" for those wanting to receive their instrument faster. See details on the Full Setup and Expedited Setup options along with current turnaround times for each at the link- HERE.

Put a note in the special instructions if you need to or would like to let our setup or shipping department know anything. 

After adding this instrument to your cart, you can still create your own package by adding a case or accessories from the website.

Under the accessories tab you can also customize this instrument by adding strap button(s) or your choice of pickup for plugging in. 

Get a free shipping quote by adding this to your cart. If your cart reaches $400 dollars or more, orders to the US will receive free FedEx 2 day shipping. 2 days is the time in transit, your instrument will first go through our setup department so that you get the best instrument for your money. For more information on our setup process, turnaround time, shipping, and return policies, refer to the links below at our footer.


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Entry Level Gold!
I have been playing ukulele exclusively for 5 years now. I sold all my guitars when I caught the bug. I have tried just about every brand out there so I understand the difference between junk and craftsmanship.

I own a chambered body baritone Pono, a jumbo baritone Pono both in the upper price range for most casual ukulele players at over $500.00. I own an intermediate Kala SHMB around $300 which has been my everyday workhorse.

I needed a trusty but inexpensive Tenor to keep in the studio for my students to try out for size. It needed to 1) stay in tune 2) have decent action. 3) sound acceptable. All in all I was just looking for a beater.

WIth the full setup from The Ukulele Site I was completely blown away. The fact that this Islander is only $150 is insane. It arrived today and it plays like buttah! The wood is beautiful with a nice inlay. The sound is warm, clear, with plenty of volume. I would rank Islander right up there with most of the intermediate brands out there in the $200-$300 price range. It definitely can hold its own or one-up most Kala, Alvarez, Lanikai, Oscar Shmidt, or like models.

I've been searching for a decent beginner brand that doesn't suck. I've bought and returned so many ukes that just didn't deliver. Please don't bother saving a penny elsewhere. If your looking for a quality starter or just a nice second, third, or fourth uke to sit around, Islander is your brand with the craftsman set up from the crew at ukulele site.
Review by Brandon / (Posted on 5/22/2019)

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