Kala Solid Acacia Tenor Cutaway Electric (KA-SA-TE-C)

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Regular Price: $599.99

Special Price: $489.99

Kala Solid Acacia Tenor Cutaway Electric (KA-SA-TE-C)

Regular Price: $599.99

Special Price: $489.99

Availability: In stock



All Solid Acacia Tenor Ukulele w/ Cutaway & Pickup

This beautiful, all-solid striped acacia will turn heads and please ears. Decorative features include a slotted headstock with vintage styled gear tuners, custom abalone fret marker inlays, maple binding, and vintage-style herringbone purfling. Acacia is also called Mimosa or Shower Tree; these tropical trees are cousins of the Hawaiian Koa Tree. They have gorgeous striped patterns of light and dark brown and have a deep colorful tone that matches their beauty.

For the last decade, the regular Kala Acacia tenor has been one of our best selling models. For 2018 they changed the model name from ASAC-T to SA-T. The binding is now maple wood and the fretboard and bridge are walnut. They lightened the weight of this instrument and increased the resonance and the new SA-T is certainly one of the best options for a high quality, modestly priced solid wood tenor. This newest model just released come with a cutaway and pickup with onboard EQ and tuner.

Kalei and Tobias give us a raw sound sample of this model.

"The Solid Acacia Tenor is now available with a cutaway and a Fishman® Kula preamp. The Solid Acacia line bears a beautiful, figured grain pattern that is similar to its close relative Koa. The tone of Acacia is also similar to its cousin Koa, providing clarity, warmth, and a midrange focus. We’ve added Maple binding, herringbone rosette, and a venetian cutaway for decorative effect, all wrapped up in a satin finish."

What is our "setup"? We don't make these ukuleles. We make these ukuleles better! 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 extra work. And always, we are dedicated to giving you honest and expert service and advice!

Kala really nailed it with this model. Good looks, balanced tones, and after our setup this tenor plays as good as it comes! Don't hesitate because these won't be in stock for long!

We always include a humidifier with solid wood instruments. This is not an option, and we do not charge for it.

Additional Information
Size: Tenor
Top: Solid Acacia
Back & Sides: Solid Acacia
Binding: Maple
Finish: Satin
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Walnut
Nuts & Saddle: GraphTech NuBone®
Strings: Aquila Super Nylgut®

Scale Length: 17 inches, Overall Instrument Length: 26.125 inches, Body Length: 11.75 inches, Number of frets: 18, Width at upper bout: 7 inches, Width at lower bout: 9.125 inches, Width at waist: 5.5 inches, Body Depth: 3.12 inches, Fingerboard width at nut: 1.39 inches, Fingerboard width at neck/body joint: 1.8 inches


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 gig bag or canvas covered hard case at an additional discount. (Not required but suggested.) The 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.

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. 


Brand Kala

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