Kala KA-SSTU-C Concert Travel Uke

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Kala KA-SSTU-C Concert Travel Uke

Regular Price: $309.99

Special Price: $219.99

Availability: Out of stock



A thin body with a big sound!

Concert Size

If you are looking for a slim body and a beautiful voice.....

    • Solid Spruce Top
    • Easy to tune open back tuners
    • Satin Finish
    • HMS Setup!
    • custom gig bag
    • herco humidifier (upgradable)

Features a 1 1/4" to 1 3/4" archback thinbody depth with a surprisingly full sound. This ukulele has a solid spruce top and projects very well. With a custom setup by us you can be assured great playability. Our background is in building and repairing guitars and ukuleles and we bring that experience to quality control and setup your ukulele.

Additional Information

Product Specs:


  • 14-7/8 Concert Scale (Distance from Nut to Saddle)
  • 24-3/8 Overall body length 11
  • Body length 6
  • Upper Bout 8-1/4
  • Lower Bout 5
  • Waist Slim Concert Thinline body 1 -1 Arched Back Body depth
  • 1-3/8 At Nut
  • Solid Spruce top Mahogany back and sides
  • Binding is black,white black white with black rosette
  • Mahogany neck with walnut fingerboard and Bridge
  • 18 Silver nickel frets
  • Position marks on top and side of fingerboard
  • Synthetic bone nut and saddle
  • Die-Cast Chrome tuners with black buttons
  • Satin Finish
  • Logo Travel Bag included
  • Aquila strings

This ukulele comes with a padded gig bag and Herco humidifier.

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.

Custom Options

We can install the MiSi with its rechargeable preamp or the new L.R. Baggs 5.0 ukulele pickup. Also you can add strap buttons by going to the strap button installation listing from the Accessories tab at the header menu after adding this to your cart.

Extra Options

The Herco HE360 is the included humidifier. You can upgrade to the more expensive Oasis Ukulele Humidifier (OH-18 or OH-5+). This is a must if you live in a low humidity area (parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, etc.) or if you heat the air most of the day and night. For more info see our Ukulele Care link at the bottom of the site.

If you want a different set of strings you can buy them at the strings section and just note that you want us to change them in the Special Instructions.

No extra charge for Low G.


Brand Kala
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Customer Reviews 12 item(s)

Great, but top heavy
A great ukulele - however, the sealed tuners Kala use are too heavy and unbalance the ukulele a little. I replaced with Gotoh UPTs and the instrument is massively better now - balanced, playable and incredibly lightweight.
Review by Matt F / (Posted on 9/6/2016)
Awesome travel size and sound!
I wanted an uke that I could carry around with me so I could practice while waiting for my kids during their sport activities and this was it. Great sound and size. The most important thing about buying from the ukulelesite is the low action set up they do, you can play and practice for a very long time because you don't get sore fingers from the strings. I would recommend changing out the Aquila strings as well. I switched to PHD strings and it made a differnce on my fingers.
Review by J / (Posted on 12/27/2014)
Thin body...Amazingly loud and bright sound. Highly recommended!
I have been using this uke for almost 2 months now and it never ceases to amaze me. Kala did a great job crafting the instrument-ultra thin but loud, bright and happy sound. I believe it sounded better than my other two Kalas-a soprano and a concert. I have no complaints. Perfect for beginners and intermediate ukuleleists. I am planning to buy another one...before supply runs out.
Review by Bobbit Santos / (Posted on 7/13/2014)
Overall great purchase
This is a nice little uke. Bright, loud sound for such a small body. Intonation is better than some comparably priced instruments, but not amazing. But for the price, I'm pretty happy with it.
Review by digital_blu / (Posted on 6/1/2014)
Lovely sound, great volume
This is a great uke. I've had mine for a week and I'm in love with the sound. GReat uke for the price. I compared it to a few in the $250-300+ range and it sounds as good if not better (to me) than a lot of others with fancier wood and full depth body.
Review by Al / (Posted on 8/7/2013)
Nice Uke!
I wanted a nice laminate concert that I could not worry about so much here in the extreme climate of the Midwest. Portability aside, it's just a nice uke! Well constructed. Good intonation. Great set-up by HMS. I get lots of comments on how "cute" it is, but also how amazingly LOUD it is! The thin body actually makes it very comfortable to hold. We recently did a ukulele flash mob in a local supermarket - I stitched a secret pocket into my winter coat and went packin' this baby!
Review by oberta / (Posted on 12/30/2012)
loud and proud
I have owned this ukulele for a few months now and I am extremely happy with it. I read so many things about this ukulele and I am glad I took the plunge.

It may not be as good as some of the more pricey ukuleles, but in my opinion its packing a lot more than that $200 price range indicates.

It's loud, VERY loud. It's crisp and warm at the same time.

A perfect ukulele for beginner or intermediate player.
Review by Matt / (Posted on 12/26/2012)
Great value!
I taught my friend some basic chords on my ukulele, and he ended up loving the uke so much that he ended up getting himself a uke for Christmas. I helped him choose one, and he had a budget of 200 dollars.

I saw this one, and told him that a travel size ukulele wouldn't sound as good. But when I played it, i was surprised by how loud it was for its size. The solid spruce top made the sound bright and still loud enough to be heard clearly. And everything had been set up nicely.

Great instrument, and it comes with a case. Make sure to get a humdifier so the top doesn't warp though. If you take care of it, this uke will last a very long time!
Review by Chris / (Posted on 12/26/2012)
Good idea, average sound
I purchased this ukulele 3 months ago and took it on a 4 week tour of China.
I wanted to keep up with my uke playing in my spare time while traveling.
The idea of a thinner travel size instrument sounded great, but mid-way through the trip our luggage was poorly handled and the neck separated from the body. But, upon returning, it was fixed and plays perfectly again.
The sound is good for a smaller ukulele, but if you are used to playing a larger more expensive ukulele you might be disappointed . If you want a small, light uke to take with you for fun music sessions, this is a good choice, just be sure to take better care of it than I did- any ukulele in a semi- soft case needs to be handled with a greater degree of care
Review by Bo / (Posted on 12/24/2012)
Great beach uke
Fits nicely in a beach bag, enough volume to hear over the surf. With a proper setup, intonation improves.
Review by Kapahulu / (Posted on 4/1/2012)
Well worth it!!!!!
I just recieved my ukulele today, and was blown away by the sound of this thin body. I am so glad I decided to get this model. I highly recommened this Ukulele!!!!
Review by Lou / (Posted on 3/27/2012)
Great beginner uke
Pros :
Sound is impressive for a ultra-thin uke. Construction is also great for the price. I started playing the ukulele on this one and loved it. It's so small you can bring it anywhere.

Cons :
Intonation is average... you can't complain after all, this is a factory uke... but it can be annoying at times.

Overall nice starter/travel uke, you can't go wrong with it.
Review by aldiss102 / (Posted on 2/26/2012)

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