Kala 1KOA-T Elite Tenor Ukulele
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Solid Koa tonewoods, open-gear tuners and a satin finish.
The Kala Elite Ukulele captures the eye with their striking beauty. Kala are using solid Hawaiian koa for all of their current offerings. They use a modern UV finishing process that brings out the unique appearance of each instrument with incredible clarity. The UV finish is sprayed on in thin coats and uses far less material than a typical lacquered instrument. In essence, a UV finish is far less impactful to our environment than other finishes. It also keeps the instrument lightweight while providing a very hard durable finish.
The Kala Elite Ukulele are created to produce the fullest, richest and warmest sound. The tops are built to resonate in sympathy with the entire instrument. The braces are designed to reduce weight while giving the instrument proper strength and stability. The back is slightly arched to focus the sound up and out of the instrument. The Fluorocarbon strings provide a clear, bell-like sound.
Kalu use the string-through bridge string tying method. Instead of the string being tied on top of the bridge, the string is knotted at the end. This makes contact with the underside of the bridge thus; transferring the string vibration more effectively to the top. This “vibration transfer” is key to allowing maximum resonance. In essence a Kala Elite Ukulele is created to be like an audio speaker cabinet - projecting sound, tone and musical nuance to the hearer.
The Kala Elite Ukulele are purposefully designed and engineered to feel amazing and play easily. The fret spacing, nut placement, and saddle positioning are all calculated to give the Kala Elite Ukulele the best intonation available on any Ukulele on the planet. This in combination with the Kala 16:1 and 14:1 ratio tuners and Fluorocarbon strings allow these ukes the freedom to play tunes…in tune.
The concert and tenor feature a 1 ½” fingerboard width and custom string spacing that gives your fingers extra room to navigate comfortably on the fret board . The Honduran mahogany neck has been contoured and tapered to fit in your hand smoothly, comfortably with plenty of access to low and high notes.
Individually built at Kala, every instrument is completely built, set up, and inspected at Kala ensuring you are getting an instrument that has been built to be one of the finest ukulele on the planet in the way that it looks, the way that it is designed and in the way that it sounds when its played.
- Size: Tenor
- Top Solid Hawaiian Koa
- Back & Sides: Solid Hawaiian Koa
- Fingerboard & Bridge: Indian Rosewood & Mahogany
- Fingerboard Width: 1-1/2"
- Fret Position Markers: Oval Pearl
- Tuners: Kala open gear vintage tuners
- Nut & Saddle: Graphtech TUSQ Nut & Bone Saddle
- Strings: Kala Fluorocarbon
- Finish: Satin
- Includes hardshell case
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