Kala KA-CE Concert Ukulele w/ Pickup

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Kala KA-CE Concert Ukulele w/ Pickup

Regular Price: $221.99

Special Price $154.99

Availability: Out of stock



This is the most affordable ukulele with a plug in pickup system that we carry. It is a KA-C, one of our best sellers, with an electric option for going into an amp or PA. The under saddle pickup is powered by an active preamp equipped with a volume and tone control right at your touch, as well as a built in digital tuner! The sound is sweet and percussive with exact attack. Even if you do not use the plug in right away, it is a good option for not too much more cost. We spend more time in setup with these models with pickups trouble shooting vibrations and getting them to play and sound just right. That's why we know we offer the best deals! Here's a sound sample of this acoustic/electric concert ukulele from Kala Brand Music Company.

We have been selling the KA-C for 10 years now very well. We sell bunches every week and I practically never see them come back with problems. They sound great and, after our setup work, play very easy and smooth. This one has a pickup system for plugging into an amp, PA, or recording device. The "onboard preamp" has an EQ and a built in tuner as you can see in the pictures. For people like myself, this is the only way to not lose your tuner! (It can add up in cost!) Even without using the pickup system, that would be worth the extra money for this model!

The pickup is active and the battery compartment hold 2 CR 232 battery's that pop right out.

Additional Information

KA-CE Concert w/EQ Price: $205.00

Product Description:

  • 14-7/8 Concert Scale (Distance from Nut to Saddle)
  • 24-3/8 Overall body length 11 Body length
  • 6 Upper Bout 8-1/2 Lower Bout 5 Waist 2-3/4 Body depth
  • 1-3/8 At Nut Mahogany body
  • Traditional White Binding
  • Fret position Marks at 5th,7th,10th and 12th frets on neck and top of fingerboard
  • 18 Silver nickel Frets Rosewood Fingerboard and Bridge Mahogany neck
  • Satin Finish
  • Chrome Die-Cast Sealed Geared tuners
  • Lightweight Active Kala pickup System
  • Premium AQUILA NYLGUT Strings



When you buy this ukulele you can get a UkeCrazy gig bag or canvas covered hard case at an additional discount. (Not required but suggested.) The UkeCrazy gig bag and canvas-covered hardcase can be seen in our cases category under the Accessories tab at the top of this page. Other cases can also be chosen there. 

Put a note in the special instructions if you need to or would like to let our setup or shipping department know anything. 

After you add this instrument to your cart, you can still create your own package by adding a case or accessories from the website.

Under the accessories tab you can also customize this instrument by adding strap button(s) to it. 

Get a free shipping quote by after adding this to your cart. If your cart reaches $400 dollars or more, orders to the US will receive free FedEX 2 day shipping. 2 days is the time in transit, your instrument will first go through our setup department so that you get the best instrument for your money. For more information on our turnaround time, shipping, and return policies, refer to the links below at our footer.


Brand Kala
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Customer Reviews 6 item(s)

Very good value
This is my second ukulele, but it is the first concert I bought. I must say I was a little worried because I was making an international purchased but it came well packed. The setup is very good and made the instrument very playable. Thanks HMS.
Review by CamiloM / (Posted on 2/25/2014)
Nice starter ukulele!
Nice starter ukulele!
This was my first uke and it started my uke love. Well made instrument.
Not too loud but sweet sounding.
Playability is nice and smooth. And the pickup/tuner is a plus.
Setup was perfect, the guys at MGM really now what they do!
Can't be happier, i'm going for a Kala solid tenor now!!!
Review by Alberto / (Posted on 12/31/2012)
Very nice!
For this price it is simply one of the best out there, great sound, and built quality if you're looking for a price-quality uke this one is a YES!
Review by gabiruman / (Posted on 12/28/2012)
My brand nw ukulele
This would be my third ukulele purchase. i was very skeptical about buying this electric ukulele online because just the idea of not being able to test out my ukulele before i bought it, just seemed like a terrible idea, boy was i wrong! I love this ukulele and it has quite an amazin sound, the pick up, well picks up quite nicely, and it is way more beautiful in person, it stays in tune easily, and is a lot of fun too play, overall it was a well trusted investment!
Review by Audrey-Anah / (Posted on 12/28/2012)
Ive Found Kala Ukes in General to be a great buy, for the price you cant beat the quality. I own two Tenors, So this is my first Concert Size Uke. I have to say I love it. the projection is much fuller than I'd expected. and the tune built in is worth it even if you never pug in. I recommend the KA-CE to anyone looking for quality on a budget.
Review by Flipper / (Posted on 12/26/2012)
The Sweet Spot for Quality, Features & Price
I purchased this fine uke as my first "real" (non-toy) instrument, and am delighted with the sound, setup and features. I highly recommend the Kala to anyone who is just beginning to take a serious interest in the instrument and wants something worthy of their time and money.

The electronics are a great added bonus -- as a semi-pro musician, I love the ability to plug in, and the built-in tuner is a wonderful convenience (one that's not available on any other ukulele as far as I am able to determine).

I am a committed HMS customer because of their terrific shop setups -- you can be assured that you will receive an instrument that has been optimized to be the best it can be in its price category. Without the shop setup, you really don't know what you may be getting, and most folks don't have the time or knowhow to fix issues with a lower-end mass-produced instrument. And the customer service I have received from HMS has been exemplary. They're responsive and friendly, and have answered my questions and concerns promptly.

I have subsequently bought a second Kala (solid spruce top concert) for my daughter for Christmas and can't wait to see what she can accomplish her first non-toy ukulele.
Review by o / (Posted on 12/23/2012)

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