Kala KA-JTE-KZGD Tenor Archtop Electro Acoustic Ukulele Kalamazoo Gold
We're big fans of the KA-JTE-KZGD Kala archtop tenor ukulele. Designed primarily as an electro acoustic stage tenor uke, these handsome beasts look and sound the part plugged in. Acoustically, owing to the laminate woods used, they lack a little of the brilliance and projection that can be achieved with a solid top. Nonetheless, the sound that they make is sweet and balanced.
Now for the boring bit. The laminate woods are put under tension in the arched back and top. This helps to wring the last bit of volume and projection from the body of the instrument. So, this clever bit of design ensures your get the maximum bang for your buck. Bear in mind that a carved solid arched top arched instrument would set you back hundreds if not thousands of pounds more.
Now for the exciting bit. You will look very cool playing this Kala ukulele!
Laminate spruce top, metallic gold finish
Laminate mahogany back and sides
Pearloid binding to body and fretboard
Indian rosewood fretboard and bridge
NuBone nut and saddle
Arched top and back
Active Kala preamp, with tone and volume controls and built in tuner
Endpin jack socket in chrome
Aquila strings (high G)
Chrome closed back machine heads
Strap button fitted to bottom bout
35mm nut width
Mother of pearl fretboard inlay