Island Inlay Tenor - Kanilea Ukulele - String instrument made in hawaii

TATTOO Series by Island Tat Evolve


The Island Tat Kanile`a Tattoo `ukulele is the collaboration of two great minds: the `ukulele building skills of master luthier Joe Souza and the incredible artistry of tattoo artist Joshawa Elsas of Island Tat Evolve. With decades of experience in Polynesian tribal tattoing and art, Joshawa, who is known for his freestyle drawings, has created a visual mo`olelo (story) to accentuate the simple beauty of a Kanile`a. The UV Cured Natural finish not only allows for the best possible sound, but also the opportunity to run your hands along the engraving so that you can truly appreciate the style and flow of this playable masterpiece.

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Product Description

  • Koa body
  • Kanile`a exclusive design by Island Tat engraved on soundboard
  • Kanile`a exclusive design by Island Tat engraved on Koa headplate
  • Rosewood fretboard and bridge
  • Kanile`a Chrome Open Geared tuners with Black buttons
  • NuBone nut and saddle
  • Aquila Corde Super Nylgut strings
  • UV Cured Natural finish

Every Kanile`a comes with a Canvas Semi-hard Shell case. You may upgrade to a Leather Hard-shell case.

Each instrument we build, with the exception of an eight string, may be equipped with a “G” fourth course (196Hz) fixed with a 0.029″ Phosphor Bronze wire-wrapped nylon-core string for no extra charge. The woven “low G-string” is tuned an octave lower, which gives a richer sound and opens a wider picking range.

Note: These are photos of a previously built `ukulele. Please keep in mind that this is a sample. In the world of wood products the finished instrument may vary from one piece to another and you will not find two pieces the same. These photos give you an idea of what the accessories look like as well as the shape and size. The woods will always vary in grain, curl and color.

Additional Information

`Ukulele Size

Concert, Super Concert, Tenor, Super Tenor, Super Tenor 19″

Wood Grade

Select Koa, Deluxe Curly Koa


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