Kala Figured Maple Tenor Gloss (KA-FMTG)

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Regular Price: $419.99

Special Price: $285.99

Kala Figured Maple Tenor Gloss (KA-FMTG)

Regular Price: $419.99

Special Price: $285.99

Availability: In stock



Kala FMTG -Flame Maple Tenor -Solid Spruce Top Sounds Awesome!!

"A marvelous twist of fate brought us this wonderful batch of spalted, flamed, maple wood for these beautiful ukulele. The amazing spalt patterns in this wood are incredibly intricate. We have paired it with a solid, Sitka spruce top and mahogany binding on the back and sides of these lovely ukulele. They have a synthetic bone nut and saddle, custom tuners, solid mahogany neck with a walnut fingerboard and bridge. The sound is clear and bright with great projection."-

We have been blown away lately with the quality that the Kala company is coming with. This tenor has a solid spruce top, spalted maple sides and back, a maple neck, and mahogany binding. The design and woods are noticeably beautiful and still tasteful. The sound is amongst the best in this price range.

The gloss finish is thinner than ever to let the wood “speak”. And it does. As you can hear in the sound sample, this tenor sounds great! It would certainly be a top contender for best tenor in the under $300 range. This is a big, clear sound with bell like tones than will have you loving every minute you get to play uke. For many people Spruce is the ultimate soundboard wood. It projects and gives a wide range of frequencies hard woods can not. One of the great things about spruce is that the sound will improve for many years. This makes it more of a keep sake. Something that you will have for many years and will continue to get better.

If you were looking for a really great sounding and playing tenor at a reasonable price, this Kala FMTG is a wonderful choice. Not only is Kala coming with better quality than ever before, but after your uke makes it past our quality check, it is then significantly improved with a setup you would normally only get from a specialty repair or custom shop.

We pride ourselves on having the ukulele expertise to help you get the perfect one! We have zeroed out the best models from the best brands, and and this Kala FMTG is one!

Additional Information
  • 17 Tenor Scale (Distance from Nut to Saddle)
  • 26-1/2 Overall body length
  • 11-3/4 Body length
  • 6-3/4 Upper Bout
  • 9 Lower Bout
  • 5-1/4 Waist
  • 2-5/8 TO 3-1/8 Arched-Back Body depth
  • 1-3/8 At Nut
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Spalted-Flame Maple back and sides
  • Gloss finish
  • Mahogany Binding with black and white purfling
  • 19 Silver-Nickel Frets
  • Fret position Marks at 5th,7th,10th and 12th frets on neck and top of fingerboard
  • Walnut Fingerboard and Bridge
  • Mahogany neck
  • Simulated Bone nut and saddle
  • Chrome Die-Cast Sealed Geared Tuners

Setup Options

Most people shop with us because of the extensive quality control and final setup work we provide at no extra cost on all ukuleles we ship out. However this is time consuming work and creates a delay in shipping. We are now offering an "Expedited Setup" for those wanting to receive their instrument faster. See details on the Full Setup and Expedited Setup options along with current turnaround times for each at the link- HERE.

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. 

One of the options for this ukulele is to trade out the Herco HE-360, included humidifier, for the more expensive Oasis Ukulele Humidifier (OH-18) at a discount. This is required if you live in a low humidity area.(parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, etc..) or also areas with winter seasons, especially if you are heating the air in your house. For more info refer to the ukulele care link at the bottom of this page. If you think you need to humidify the instrument, then you also need a hard case for a humidifier to properly work, and you need to maintain the humidifier by refilling it as needed. 

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

After adding 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) or your choice of pickup for plugging in. 

Get a free shipping quote by adding this to your cart. If your cart reaches $400 dollars or more, orders to the US will receive free UPS 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 setup process, turnaround time, shipping, and return policies, refer to the links below at our footer.


Brand Kala
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Customer Reviews 5 item(s)

Beautiful instrument!
Upon opening this ukulele, I was amazed at the beauty of the maple.
The wood grain is strikingly beautiful!
It tends to be quite bright, with plenty of sustain probably due to the solid cedar top. The craftsmanship is excellent as well. Here's to Kala for a job well done with this beautiful instrument!
Review by Jill / (Posted on 3/5/2016)
Just buy it already!
My first Ukelele, so I can't comment on anything other than HOW MUCH I FREAKING LOVE THIS THING! I have been around musicians all my life, and have never wanted to play anything before I picked this ukelele up. It felt so perfect in my hands, never wanted to put it down! Sounds beautiful and holds it tune quite well which is good for a beginning like me, I don't have to fiddle much.
Review by A / (Posted on 9/3/2015)
This one is a keeper.
This is a beautiful ukulele with an amazing sound for the price. It has brilliant tone, and with a solid spruce top it will only get better with age. I had mine set up with Worth brown low-g strings and IMO they compliment it perfectly. With the setup it plays like a dream, and the spalted maple is gorgeous. I would definitely buy this one again.
Review by Lucas / (Posted on 8/21/2015)
I love this ukulele. Kala's instruments are very high quality and sound better than any other brand along its price range. This particular tenor is such a looker, it's hard to put down. Good projection, with a clear, un-muddled sound.
Review by Andr / (Posted on 12/24/2012)
Excellent produict and dealer experience.
I now have 2 of these ukuleles. The second one I purchased online from Hawaiian Music supply, and I highly recommend doing business with these guys. The set up they did before shipping meant the uke arrives ready to play, I only had to adjust the tuning and play. (all new strings will need some adjustment for a while) The ukulele being setup means will have the correct intonation and no issues with playability. Kala ukulele has a great product line of beginning to intermediate level and above, their products are good value oriented instruments and I can recommend them to anyone. Keep strumming. Grandpa Bob.
Review by Grandpa Bo / (Posted on 5/3/2012)

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