Kala Solid Mahogany Tenor Scallop Cutaway (KA-SMHT-SC)

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Regular Price: $494.99

Special Price: $359.99

Kala Solid Mahogany Tenor Scallop Cutaway (KA-SMHT-SC)

Regular Price: $494.99

Special Price: $359.99

Availability: In stock



Special Edition Solid Mahogany Tenor Ukulele

This is the newest model from Kala's special edition scallop series. It features all solid mahogany with rosewood appointments including a smooth scoop cutaway normally only seen in high end custom ukes. It has a beautiful gloss finish and a wonderful sweet tone we think you'll love. Take a listen as Kalei gives a raw sound sample of this new tenor.

Even though this ukulele is not inexpensive it's still an excellent value. First off it's very well made and it sounds great! Beyond that, it has a classy design with attractive mahogany, and a fantastic gloss finish that protects the wood but is thin enough to let the wood speak, as you can hear. It has the scallop rosewood cutaway, giving access to the highest frets with ease, and it has a beautiful sound all the way up. This model comes with open gear Grover tuners, Graphtech Nut & Saddle and Kala's signature artichoke and leaf inlay. Couple that with the setup work we put into it and you will love the sound and the feel!

We set up each instrument to ensure you get the absolute best for your money! This includes Saddle and Nut heights, Fret work (usually planing or "dressing"), intonation checks, and a thorough inspection for cosmetic flaw. This is crucial for this middle price range where you can really get close to a high end tenor feel from our work. We are always dedicated to giving you honest and expert service and advice!

We always include a humidifier with solid wood instruments. However, if you live in a dry area or use indoor heating or cooling for part of the year, please upgrade to the Oasis humidifier to properly protect this solid wood ukulele.

Additional Information
  • Top Back & Sides - Solid Mahogany
  • Neck & Bridge - Mahogany and Walnut
  • Tuners - Gold Open Gear Grover Tuners
  • Nut - Graphtech NuBone XB
  • Walnut Binding 
  • Finish Gloss
  • Fingerboard Material Walnut
  • Scale Length 17"
  • Overall Length 26.5"
  • Body Length 12"
  • Upper Bout Width 6.25"
  • Lower Bout Width 8.5625"
  • Waist Width 5.125"
  • Body Depth 3.375"
  • Neck Width at Nut 1.375"

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 now offer "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.

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 or OH-5+) 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 need to humidify the instrument, then you need a hard case for a humidifier to properly work. Maintain the humidifier by refilling it as needed. 

Put a note in the special instructions, if you have preferences that our setup or shipping department should be aware of. 

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

Under the accessories tab, 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. Before being shipped, 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 3 item(s)

Color is different than photo
Happy with my purchase. The color in photo is misleading. Not as much grain and stain is a soft brown.
Review by DL / (Posted on 10/7/2019)
Great Ukulele and Very much worth the Price!!
This is an absolutely wonderful uke. I have been playing for a little over a year and upgraded from a Lanikai Soprano to the beautiful instrument. The moment I saw it and picked it up I knew I had to have it. I made the mistake of not buying it through the Ukulele Site, and I had to do a lot of setup on my own. My only recommendation is to put different strings on it. I'm not entirely sure what comes on standard with the ukulele, as that isn't specified anywhere. I put the Aquila New Nylgut strings on it, and the sound opened right up. Love this Ukulele and I forsee it being a very long time before I find the need to upgrade.
Review by Samuel M. / (Posted on 5/29/2017)
Excellent mid-range uke!
I was extraordinary impressed with instrument. It is incredibly loud, which I did not anticipate with mahogany and a gloss finish. I have it string with a low-g, and the miss and bass are outstanding. The tone I get is rich and warm and full, more like a small classical guitar than anything else. I think most ukulele players would prefer the tone with a high g. The finish had some very miniscule imperfections, as to be expected in this range of instrument. Over all, the asthetic is excellent, the dark woods and gold tuners really work well together. My instruments top had some nice figuring as well, prettier than most of the stock pictures I've seen. It plays as excellent ly as you would expect, having been set up by Hawaii music supply. Definitely a quality player. Extraordinary value.
Review by David / (Posted on 4/18/2017)

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