Kala KA-ZTP-CTG Cedar Ziricote Tenor Slothead (Exclusive Model)

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Regular Price: $389.99

Special Price: $274.99

Kala KA-ZTP-CTG Cedar Ziricote Tenor Slothead (Exclusive Model)

Regular Price: $389.99

Special Price: $274.99

Availability: In stock



Solid Cedar Top - Ziricote Sides & Back - Padauk Binding - Slothead - Gloss Finish

This is a new tenor that that we had Kala make exclusively for us. We have been serious fans of the solid cedar top models in Kala's line. We asked them to combine that with the striking beauty of their Ziricote line. This exotic hardwood is a three piece laminate. It carries all the look of a super high end custom instrument. The sound of this tenor is absolutely fantastic! The volume is exceptional and it has that open, or broken in, quality you can get from a high quality solid western red cedar top.

Take a listen to a dry sound sample from Kalei. Then we'll go over some of the other features of this new exclusive Kala tenor.

This tenor has a really attractive slotted headstock, with a ziricote faceplate, and maple inlayed logo. Some people think slotted headstocks sound better. I don't think it affects the tone, but I think it looks nice, especially with this these beautiful woods. Speaking of which, padauk, a bold looking wood with its deep earthy red color, frames off the body and fretboard and is also tied in with the rosette.

The design and wood choices on this tenor compliment each other creating a truly beautiful instrument.  You would be hard pressed to find a better ukulele at this price; and with our setup and quality control you can't go wrong.

This is also great with a Low G. If you would like, we would be glad to set up it up that way for you at no charge. Make a note in the special instructions if you want the Low G setup.

Please add the hard case, in the options, if you do not have one ready to use to protect it. It does include the Herco humidifier. However, if you live in a cold or dry climate please upgrade to the oasis humidifier.

Additional Information


  • 17” Tenor Scale (Distance from Nut to Saddle)
  • 27 ½ ” Overall ukulele length
  • 11-3/4” Body length
  • 6-3/4” Upper Bout
  • 9”  Lower Bout
  • 5-1/4” Waist
  • 3-1/8” Body depth
  • 1.39” At Nut
  • Solid Cedar Top
  • Ziricote back and sides
  • Gloss finish
  • Padauk Rosette and binding on Top, back and fingerboard
  • 19 Silver Nickel Frets
  • fret position Marks at 5th,7th,10th and 12th frets on neck and top of fingerboard
  • Slotted Headstock
  • Multi-Layered Headstock cap with carved Kala logo
  • Walnut Fingerboard and Bridge
  • Mahogany neck
  • Grover chrome vintage style 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 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.

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; note that you want us to change them in the Special Instructions.

No extra charge for Low G.

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 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)

Home run!
I am a novice ukulele enthusiast. The ukulele has become a wonderful way for me to relax and connect to the aloha spirit. I've now owned this ukulele for long enough to give an honest opinion.
You would be hard pressed to find a better value at this price point. The build quality is top notch. The gloss finish makes the ziricote wood grain really candy to the eye. I am a fan of the cedar top. While having a slightly warmer tone than spruce, cedar can projects well with loudness and clarity that we all enjoy. Paduuk binding is a wonderful aesthetic contrast which I feel is pleasing and complementary. Kala and HMS really hit a home run with this uke and topped it off with the slotted head stock! Andrew and his crew set up my uke to play like a dream. I opted for the low G and couldn't be more pleased. Aloha from the sunshine state!
Review by Rob / (Posted on 10/30/2019)
What a Find!
When I saw that this was an exclusive model to "theukulelesite.com" I just had to give it a try ... And I'm glad I did ... What a beautiful instrument. The setup is superb and the sound is fantastic ... what a great find and price ... thanks to all at the store ... you are doing a super service for the Ukulele community.
Review by Pete Dog / (Posted on 9/6/2019)
I like!
Just received my Kala ZTP-CTG (exclusive) ukulele. I was initially looking to get the Kala KA-ATP-CTG as a uke to keep at work. I was looking for one and saw this ukulele site exclusive.

I have to say it is beautiful and the gloss finish is gorgeous! The uke is much lighter weight than what I had expected. It is much lighter weight than my Pono MTSH and about the same weight as my HF-3. The Ziricote has a very nice pattern and looks great. I was a little concerned that the Paduuk Binding and Rosette was going to be too red but it is more of a reddish/ brown. The contrast of the bindings with the Ziricote sides/back and Cedar top is perfect. Im also a sucker for slot head ukes. I think the faceplate is Ziricote.

As far as the sound. It projects very well and pretty loud. My other ukes are solid wood ukes but this sounds pretty good for what it is. I have only had it for a couple hours so I expect it to settle in some after some play time. I will probably change out the strings because I am not a fan of the Aquila sound. Not sure if I could comment on the cedar top yet.

Thanks Andrew and the HMS/Ukulele team for this great uke!
Review by deznuchs / (Posted on 7/21/2017)

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