Kanile'a Islander GL6-SA Solid Spruce Top Acacia Guitalele. Developed by the world renowned high-end ukulele brand, Kanile'a, the Islander range showcases a series of more affordable, Hawaiian designed instruments. Available in a selection of the classic ukulele tonewoods, Islander ukuleles are a real pleasure to play, with a sound quality that benefits from the more advanced Kanile'a designs.
The Guitalele is seldom offered model by many ukulele brands, but are becoming increasingly popular. An ideal choice for guitarists looking for a travel guitar and ukulele players looking to explore the world of six strings. Tuned ADGCEA, the Guitarlele shares the same intervals of notes as the guitar, but is higher pitched. Borrowing it's top four strings tuning from the Ukulele (tuned with a low G), the Guitarlele's pitch is essentially the same as a regular tuned EADGBE guitar with a capo on the 5th fret. Guitarlele can be considered a close relation to the Requinto Carranguero from Colombia, and the Guitarrico Aragonés from Spain, which share it's ADGCEA tuning.
The Kanile'a Islander GL6-SA has a solid spruce top, acacia back & sides, red tortoiseshell sound hole rosette and binding, rosewood fingerboard & bridge, 21 frets and open-geared machine heads. Strung with traditional classical nylon strings for a flamenco style sound, in a ukulele size! A perfect, travel friendly addition to any serious musician's array of gigging instruments. The solid spruce top delivers power and projection to the warmth and definition of the Acacia back and sides, to really enhance the extended note range of the Guitalele.
Tastefully presented in a super sleek satin finish, the Islander ukulele design is attractively complimented with stylish traditional oval shaped tuning buttons and Kanile'a's signature contoured bridge with robust ABS black bridge pins.
To accommodate a range of contemporary playing styles, and for enhanced comfort across the fretboard, Islander Ukuleles feature a wider than usual fretboard. The larger nut width is a request common for people with larger hands, making trickier chord shapes much easier to play, a feature that can benefit both experienced and beginner players finding their way on the instrument. Additionally, wider string spacing at the bridge is ideal for developing good fingerstyle playing, allowing for more relaxed fingerpicking and melody playing.
A remarkable achievement by a high end brand, Kanile'a have given their magic touch to the Islander range, retaining many of their signature design features to create a highly desirable instrument. For players looking to explore the extended range of six strings, the Kanile'a Islander GL6-SA Solid Spruce Top Acacia Guitalele comes highly recommended!