Review Details

Islander - Tenor Mahogany - MT-4

Product Review (submitted on February 1, 2013):
I had heard a lot of good things about the Islander so I decided to buy one sight unseen. I love the sound and feel of the instrument, it is a big sound with great tone and it really stands out. I went with low G tuning and it was a good choice for this uke. The only disappointment is in the finish. My uke must have slipped through the quality control as it appears to be delaminating around the lower bout, very rough and I have had a few small splinters. International freight charges made it uneconomic to return it so I am stuck with it. I am going to hand sand the rough part with very fine grade sandpaper and refinish that area with a good quality furniture varnish. I'd still be prepared to buy another (higher end) Islander though as the sound is magnificent.