I just noticed that The Ukulele Site posted an Islander AC-4 to their website today .
If that was a model I wanted , I would pay the $15 higher than Amazon price , plus the shipping , vs. free from Amazon .
And order the $40 Full Set-Up .
I'm not really recommending Amazon , I'm recommending Islander .
I don't know anywhere on Oahu where you can buy an Islander set-up by the dealer .
TUS does not stock them regularly .
I contacted a mainland dealer for a uke with set up (not this one) and shipping was $65 .
So this Islander...
I thought the point of the OP post was they're both the same , or at least from the same factory .
I read Leolani has their own factory .
$298 is the list price ; the Leolani sells for $239 at The Ukulele Site .
Speaking of the Leolani , the review site Got A Ukulele said :
" this is a pretty instrument in looks and sound that I am more than happy to recommend. "
Dan's Guitars and Good Guys Music were recommended .
But since I want to try several types of strings it would get pricey quickly .
So I did it myself .
I consulted a few videos , one which recommended laying the uke on a yoga mat .
But I ended up following this one : and added my yoga mat to...