Kai KTI-700 Solid Cedar Top Tenor Ukulele
This KTI-700 has been a regular seller in the World of Ukes store, but never made it to the website until now. It is a favourite of mine and naturally, when customers arrived with a budget including this model, I’d suggest it. More often and not, my positive opinion was reaffirmed with a purchase. Finally, I’ve had one long enough to get this listing together!
Kai might be a newer name to many, but it is brought into the UK by Stones Music, who also import Risa, Magic Fluke and Baton Rouge. Mark, who runs Stones, is a friend of mine and has an eye for great ukes and this brand makes great ukes.
The level of finish is really high, with a stunning gloss finish on the body, with exotic looking red padauk binding, an interesting inlay on the fingerboard and an abalone soundhole rosette. The Kai KTI-700 also has a side soundhole, which really lets you hear the rich, sweet tone. The back and sides are laminate bocote, which really glows under the gloss. Lovely.
The KTI-700 concert has a 35mm nut and regular-feeling neck profile. Nothing at all to dislike in the way it plays. It has good quality geared tuners and smooth feeling fluorocarbon strings.
It even comes with a good quality gig bag, only adding to the already fantastic value.