Islander Tenor Solid Spruce Top KSTCUT-4

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Islander Tenor Solid Spruce Top KSTCUT-4
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Islander by Kanile’a – Solid Spruce Top/ Koa Cutaway Tenor Ukulele!

If want a tenor with a great sound and feel for less then this might be just right. The KSTCUT-4 features beautiful woods and classy appointments like maple wood bindings and an abalone rosette. The smooth satin finish along with wood bindings and purflings make this a very attractive tenor. 

Corey gives us a raw sound sample.

This one has the 1.5" nut width and a Venetian cutaway for easy access to the highest frets. The solid spruce top projects wonderfully and the laminate Hawaiian koa back and sides gives you some beaty from the islands. After our custom setup and free case package this is a deal you won't want to miss.

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

Additional Information


  • All Solid Spruce Top / Koa Back & Sides
  • Tenor Cutaway / Closed Geared Tuner
  • 19 Silver-Nickel Frets
  • Black Bridge Pins
  • Mahogany neck
  • Satin Finish
  • 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
  • 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
  • MSRP: $489.00


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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Customer Reviews 7 item(s)

A beautiful sounding `ukulele
I'd been after a good high-G `ukulele for a while, and decided to buy it in person at the Honolulu store while on holiday in Hawaii, back in June this year. After trying this and several other `ukuleles, I settled on the Islander. Eli did a fantastic job of setting it up for me while I waited, and fitted it with Worth Clear strings at my request.

The `ukulele has a beautiful clear, ringing tone that lends itself very well to fingerstyle playing, which is my preference. The slightly wider string spacing also helps with this. It also sounds really good when strummed. The Worth Clear strings give it more projection than the stock strings it was originally fitted with.

The finish on the instrument is gorgeous, and the abalone ring around the soundhole add just the right amount of bling.

I really enjoy playing this one, and can recommend it to anyone looking for a quality tenor `ukulele at a reasonable price.
Review by Geoff / (Posted on 8/13/2019)
Buy it!
I bought this uke from HMS based on Aaron's video. Never mind that I think he could string a brick and make it sound good, it was the sound I liked the best at a great price. I was not disappointed. It has a wonderful, smooth resonant tone that seems to be characteristic of spruce tops. Now this is coming from a rank novice with barely a year of practice. But if at least part of the purpose of a good uke is to make you want to play more, than this is the one you want.
Thanks Aaron. You da man!
Review by MtBo / (Posted on 12/4/2013)
I love this ukulele. It's the only one I play now. I used to play a Kala. But, I like this one much more. It feels just like my Dad's Kanilea.
Review by Logan / (Posted on 12/26/2012)
Great for guitar players
Got this for my sister's birthday. She was a lifelong guitar player but her guitars had been sitting in their cases for a few years.

Since I stated playing the 'ukulele she wanted one and her first was a Koaloha super concert. She played that for a few months and then said she was looking for something with more of a guitar sound.

I saw the demo of the Islander spruce top and bought it for her birthday -- she hasn't stopped playing it! she loves the projection of the spruce top. the cutaway allows her to play all the way up the fret board.

The Islander is a great value. Less than half the cost of the KoAloha (she still loves the KoAloha sound) but it gets 99% of the playing time.
Review by St / (Posted on 12/26/2012)
Very nice Ukulele
My son has been playing ukulele's for several years and he is a very good player. He has played in front of some very large crowds and is always well received. His Islander cut away Tenor is the only uke he plays. It has a MiSi pickup and strap pin installed. I love the fact that the Islander has a 1.5" nut like all of the Hawaiian made Kanile'a ukuleles have. Most imported ukuleles have a narrower nut. When my son upgrades to a Kanile'a Tenor the transition will be seemless because the Islander and the Kanile'a have the same dimensions. I also like the fact that Islanders are set up by Joe and his gang at Kanile'a and then double checked by Andrew and his gang at HMS, you are not going to get that kind of service if you buy an ukulele ANYWHERE else.
Review by Simon / (Posted on 12/25/2012)
Islander KSTCUT Tenor is fabulous
I was looking for a non-amped ukulele to play in hospital, nursing home and similar settings where I volunteer when heard about Kanilea Islander's KSTCUT Tenor. I bought one and have been awed by this instrument! It is loud but mellow and not brash. It allows the playing of various genres without sounding boring. The KSTCUT is well made, stays in tune, and has a cutaway for those wanting to play way up the neck. The tuners are substantial, the one piece neck is smooth and comfortable. From the satin finish to the maple binding to the abalone sound hole trim, to the maple strip up the back of the body, there is elegance and detail that makes this ukulele a fine looking instrument. I do wish it had a pick guard though. I play only using bare fingers but I have noticed that my nails are leaving their mark on the spruce top. Overall, I can't say enough good things about this wonderful ukulele. I'm retired, haven't won the lottery, and need a great sounding instrument that won't break the bank. This is it. The KSTCUT Tenor is a VERY BEST BUY!
Review by Steamjo / (Posted on 12/24/2012)
Great Uke!
This is my second ukulele and I am loving this little beauty. I have been a guitar person for years and know about build quality of stringed instruments. This is easily on par with the build quality of a Martin guitar. Flawless construction and great intonation across the entire fretboard make this a bargain for the price. You would be hard-pressed to find a better uke under $400.
Review by David / (Posted on 12/23/2012)

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