When I received the newest delivery or Kanile’as I was really blown away by the quality and attention to detail. They really are better than ever. I love how Kanile’a are always striving to improve on what is already a winning formula. The new bracing system TRU-R is incredibly well designed so that the braces are strong but incredibly light and only touch the soundboard where absolutely necessary. This creates greater resonance, improves sustain and better volume.
Other changes that I love include a satin finish on the neck which looks classy, not more importantly allows the hand to smoothly glide up and down the neck with no friction. Another thing is the beautiful bespoke branded hard cases that these come in now – absolute class!!
This is their premium tenor model. The premium means it comes with upgraded high grade koa and this one features beautiful blonde curly koa with sap wood striping on the back. It has the most perfect mirror gloss finish, Ebony headstock with a gorgeous abalone Kanile’a logo inlay, an ebony fingerboard and bridge. It sounds big and bubbly with that really classic Kanile’a sound – amazing note separation and Hawaiian feel. It features a comfortable 1.5 inch nut which gives plenty of room for chording.