Kala KA-SSTU-SMC-C New Spalted Maple Concert Travel

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A newly designed thinbody concert from Kala!

Most people already know that Kala has a travel series, thin bodies with some real punchy tone, great sustain, and comfortable feel. Now they released the new and upgraded version with a cutaway body and stunning spalted make on the sides and back.

On this new model there is slightly more arch to the back.  Now it's even louder!

Here's a "dry" sound sample of the new travel concert from Kala-

Our background is in building and repairing guitars and ukuleles and we bring that experience to quality control and setup your ukulele to the best it can be. This work takes time so check with our shipping page for current wait times.

Pictures and video show the same model. Each one is unique and beautiful.

Additional Information


  • 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
  • Laminate spalted maple sides and back
  • Cutaway body style
  • Mahogany wood top & back binding
  • White black white purfling and 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

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.

This ukulele has a solid top so 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 when you have a solid wood instrument if you live in a low humidity area.(parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, etc..) or also in an area 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 you add 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 a pickup installed of your choice for plugging in. 

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


Brand Kala
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Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

This is a wonderful ukulele. It is beautiful to look at, sounds wonderful, and is easy to play. Big thanks to the folks at The Ukulelesite for the great setup. It arrived wrapped very securely, with the new humidifier in place.
It holds its tune pretty well and I'm having a blast learning & jamming with friends.
I shouldn't have waited so long to get it!
Review by Barbara / (Posted on 1/12/2017)
Love it
When I played the original Kala travel ukuleles at a local store, I was surprised how loud it could sing. Now I saw this new model with cutaway and salted maple, I couldn't resist.
This new model has rounder back compare to the original model, it gives even louder voice. And it sounds very beautiful.

The only down side is $100 difference between two models.
But if you want a cool looking travel uke, you wouldn't be disappointed.
Review by I win / (Posted on 3/27/2016)

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