This new Kai tenor is super cool. The first thing that strikes you is the amazing look – lovely rich cedar top with red paduak wood binding, abalone rosette and figured laminate bocote back and sides. The next thing you’ll notice is the sound. Boy, this thing sounds really nice. I’d say it’s one of the warmest sounding tenors I’ve heard at the price range and it has a nice loud voice too. It really does sound like an ukulele twice the price. It also features a bound fretboard for comfort and a side sound port so you as the player gets to hear the sound crystal clear. I’m convinced this is one of the very best value tenors in this price bracket out there, especially when you factor in the free padded branded gig bag.