Thursday, 29 January 2015

Kala KA-TEM Exotic Mahogany Tenor Ukulele

One of the benefits of playing in a group is the chance to see everyone else's instruments. In this new series we'll be asking our members to say a few words about their particular ukulele, including why they chose it and how they like it.

Our first up is Carla's KA-TEM, described by Kala with the following stats:
  • 17" tenor scale
  • 26-3/8" overall body length
  • 11-3/4" body length
  • 6-3/4" upper bout
  • 9" lower bout
  • 5-1/4"waist
  • 3-1/8" body depth
  • 1-3/8" at nut
  • figured mahogany body
  • satin finish
  • black binding
  • 19 silver nickel frets
  • fret position marks at 5th, 7th, 10th and 12th frets on neck and top of fingerboard
  • rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • mahogany neck
  • chrome die-cast tuners with black buttons
  • premium aquila nylgut strings

"I walked into Watermelon Music, and I said, "I want the biggest ukulele you've got." And they came up with this one–it's a tenor.

I like it a lot, but this is my first experience–my first and only. It sounds good to me."

Below, YouTube user raynstudio plays a KA-TEM:

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