Kala KA-SCAC-C Solid Cedar Top Acacia Back and Sides Concert Ukulele
Kala keep coming up with absolute belters! The new KA-SCAC-C concert ukulele with a solid cedar top and acacia back and sides really impressed us here at the Southern Ukulele Store.
The Kala KA-ACP-CTG has long been the benchmark other brands have worked against when designing the perfect affordable concert ukulele. The combination of cedar and acacia is not revolutionary so much as it is an evolutionary chapter in the history of the ukulele. If you want a confident sound suitable for complex noodling, fingerpicking, classical or just a good loud strummer; Kala have had this model up their arsenal.
Kala are one of those brands that really make the effort needed to stop their ukuleles getting a bit samey or boring and a popular opinion about these models and other recent new releases were that replacing the slotted headstock with a traditional paddle headstock would make it more comfortable to many players.
Switching the red padauk binding to a darker, more elegant looking rosewood is a lovely touch as well that gives the ukulele a more grown up feel to match the sound it produces.
With the paddle headstock comes the geared/friction tuners from Graphtech which are outstanding, lightweight tuners capable of giving an instrument an entirely different feel. It all sounds a bit emperors new clothes but once you try one for yourself, you will wish all your ukuleles had these tuners!
Finally, Kala have changed the neck and headstock to satin but kept the body as a high gloss so you get the feel of a lived instrument and the sound and brightness of a spangly bright new one at the same time.
Listing shows a typical example. Drop us a line if you would like us to send over some photos of current stock.
Solid cedar top
Laminate acacia back and sides
Gloss finish on body - satin finish on neck
1-3/8” at nut (35mm)
Rosewood tosette and binding on top, back and fingerboard
19 silver nickel frets
fret position marks at 5th,7th,10th and 12th frets on neck and top of fingerboard
Traditional paddle headstock
Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
Graphtech ratio tuners - geared tuners