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Kala KA-ASAC-T All Solid Acacia Slot-head Tenor Ukulele

£399.99 £309.00

Kala KA-ASAC-T All Solid Acacia Slot-head Tenor Ukulele

Manufacturer: Kala

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£399.99 £309.00

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This is a lovely tenor ukulele. The end.

Actually, better come up with a bit more than that! This is an all-solid acacia tonewood KA-ASAC-T, and it really delivers in terms of sound quality. The tone is rich and warm, developing beautifully with each strum - giving a really gentle tone. It is of average volume, certainly not the loudest - so not the best for thrashing about on. But the sheer quality of its woody, earthy tone makes it ideal for solo playing and studio recording. It really is beautiful on the ear!

The wood itself is similar in tonal properties to Koa, and you can see why that is such a popular tone with this uke - it's really sumptuous. The wood is beautiful to look at too, with natural dark and light variations, making each all-solid acacia tenor unique in appearance. The grain is attractive and all of this is set off by dark rosewood binding and herringbone style purfling, a pattern repeated around the soundhole. The rosewood fingerboard is of high grade and has been very well worked, for a smooth, pleasant playing experience.

To help the balance of the instrument, and appeal to Jake Shimabukuro fans, there is a slotted headstock with vintage Grover geared tuners, which, together with the Aquila strings, really hold the tuning well. They feel substantial too, with nice solid metal chrome-coated buttons. Completing the picture is an ebony nut and saddle, which helps deliver a ringing tone to the warm woody sound delivered by the solid acacia.