This is a new offering from Kala's USA factory in Petaluma. It's a modest, classic look, and a mid rich voice with plenty of body and sustaining warm tone. It's the 17" tenor scale, and this one has the thinner 1 3/8" nut width like the classic Martin and many others are. Normally Kala Elites are 1.5" at the nut. This neck is also more slender or slim than their regular one. These aspects give this model a classic look and feel.
Pics show the one available now to you (if it says "In Stock"). Video shows same model.
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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 "doghair" pore-fill finish that Collings offers. The result is quite a handsome instrument in it's own 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.