By Greg Olwell

For players not able to spend the money on one of Kanile’a‘s Hawaii-crafted ukuleles, the company developed the Islander line. Developed by Kanile’a’s Joe Souza, this line includes several features from the higher-end line, but in a more affordable import line made from different woods.

New for 2017:

The Islander AT-4 tenor and AC-4 concert Islanders now are available with a pickup. The electronics on these acacia-bodied ukuleles feature a built-in tuner, volume, and tone controls.


The concert and tenor models from the mahogany-body line, the MC-4 concert and MT-4 tenor Islanders received the same treatment.

Islander also updated it’s one of its top-sellers with a new glossy finish. The spalted maple series now has a glossy finish across the entire line, which includes a soprano, concert, tenor, and GL-6 guitarlele.

Finally, Islander upgraded its attractive and affordable Mini-Guitar line to include pickups.

Andrew Molina goes from Hendrix to Satie on his Latest Record, EVOLV3

thank you for supporting ukulele
If you learned something new here, will you leave us a tip? We're asking you to give just $2 (or whatever you can afford) to support this site.