The Kala company is all about the uke. The company lives and breathes ukulele – ukes are all they make, and they make them exceedingly well. In fact, Kala is in no small part responsible for the strong resurgence of interest in the uke that’s been going on since the mid 1990s. They design and manufacture over 120 different models made from a variety of woods.
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“Totally redesigned for 2014, the Kala Tenor Resonator Ukulele’s lightweight aluminum resonator cone will provide you with a unique, robust tone that is louder and more distinctive than the typical wooden uke. Additionally, the Tenor Resonator’s stylish brass resonator cover and stunning figured mahogany body will be sure to attract attention. A serious uke with distinctive looks and sound, the Kala Tenor Resonator Ukulele’s robust tone will ensure that your performance is always a memorable one.”
Rather than utilising a wooden soundboard like a standard ukulele, a resonator ukulele utilises spun aluminium cones to produce its tone. Resonator ukes were originally designed to be louder than conventional ukuleles so they wouldn’t be overwhelmed by other instruments during a performance.
Resonator ukuleles also produce a different and distinctive tone quality. Although resonator ukuleles resemble lap steel guitars, these ukes are typically played in a conventional manner, rather than in a flat or bottleneck style.
The Resonator line is fitted with a lightweight aluminium resonator directly into the Mahogany body. The resonator gets a brass cover and the body gets elegant F-holes to give this model its distinct appearance.
- Size: Tenor
- Top: Mahogany
- Back & Sides: Mahogany
- Binding: Pearloid
- Neck: Mahogany
- Finish: Sunburst Satin
- Fingerboard: Laurel
- Headstock: Standard
- Nut: GraphTech NuBone
- Saddle: Maple
- Cone: Aluminium
- Cone Cover: Brass
Scale Length: 16.875 inches
Overall Instrument Length: 25.75 inches
Body Length: 11.75 inches
Number of Frets: 18
Width at Upper Bout: 7 inches
Width at Lower Bout: 9.3125 inches
Width at Waist: 5.625 inches
Body Depth: 3.125 inches
Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1.4375 inches
Fingerboard width at neck/body joint: 1.8125 inches
This Kala Tenor Resonator Ukulele was bought new in 2019. It plays perfectly and sounds great. It has been lightly used and well looked after. It has no sign of player wear and presents in as new condition. This one would definitely suit a new buyer.
Comes in its fitted Kala soft case in new condition.