Kala's USA factory in Petalum offers this new tenor. The look is modest and classic. It has a mid rich voice, with plenty of body, and a sustaining warm tone. It's the 17" tenor scale. This one has the thinner 1 3/8" nut width like the classic Martin and many others. Normally, Kala Elites are 1/5" at the nut. This neck is also more slender, or slim, than the regular model. These aspects give this model a classic look and feel.
Pics and video show the model available now (if it says "In Stock").
Our sound samples are recorded for true reference, and have no alteration or enhancement. Use quality playback for the most accurate listening.
This is a lacquer satin finish with a very smooth feel and transparent look. Kala used the dark filler for a cool look, sort of like a reverse "dog hair" pore-fill finish that Collings offers. The result is a handsome instrument in an unassuming, non-flashy, way. The sound, the feel, and the look make this tenor an excellent choice in this price range.
Earlier this year we did a factory tour video at Kala in Petaluma. Check it out and get to know the people making these ukes.
Custom Kala Elite Hardshell Case and Music Nomad Humilele Humidifier included.