Steve, Not going to lie to you. I have never played a Tangi. apparently they are madee in hawaii but i wonder if they are partially made in Hawaii. I have heard nothing but good about them here on UU but elsewhere I read some bad reviews. I have also read bad reviews on Meles ande i love mele. back before i bought my 2nd Mele I was looking into getting a Tangi but my emails were never returned and then 6 months latter his company folded but i think it is back and running again. I guess a Tangi would be more like a Pono or a Mele. Not even in the same ballpark as the "K" brands. Just my two cents but once you get a KoAloha it makes it harder to get anything else.