Austin Bazaar is an authorized Kala dealer.
Adding value to your purchase, Austin Bazaar bundles your instrument with necessary accessories. Everything you need to start playing immediately comes in one box. Save yourself the hassle and save some money while you're at it. A hard case is included so you can keep your instrument safely packed away when you're on the go. An easy-to-use clip-on tuner is included so you can keep your instrument in tune. A strap is included so you can practice or better yet perform while standing up. An Austin Bazaar instructional DVD is included so you can pick up some tips while learning your new instrument. An Austin Bazaar polishing cloth is included so you can keep your new instrument in mint condition.
The Satin Mahogany line is Kala's flagship collection and has become an industry standard. The traditional design is highlighted with a satin finish and Cream binding. Built and designed to stand the test of time.
Back & Sides: Mahogany
Nut & Saddle: GraphTech NuBone
Strings: Aquila Super Nylgut
Scale Length: 17 inches, Overall Instrument Length: 26.125 inches, Body Length: 11.75 inches, Number of Frets: 18, Width at Upper Bout: 7 inches, Width at Lower Bout: 9.125 inches, Width at Waist: 5.5 inches, Body Depth: 3.12 inches, Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1.39 inches, Fingerboard Width at Neck/Body Joint: 1.8 inches
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If you are a beginner or intermediate player, this Uke will be a very good choice, The quality is there, especially considering cost. I will list the features that make this Uke a winner:
1 - The satin mahogony wood and finish are flawless and impressive. The binding is installed perfectly.
2 - The frets were installed right on - no fret buzz or sharp edges.
3 - String height at the 12th fret was right to KAlA specification of 3 mm.
4 - The 17" scale length (nut to bridge) was exact, and 8.5" at the 12th fret. The intonation was right on, almost perfect. There is no truss rod for adjustment, but this UKE was set up almost perfect.
5 - Nanoflex EQ electronics are very good. Clean sound,no noise, good treble/bass and a simple to use accurate built in tuner, The unit uses a lithium CR2032 button battery which is easy to buy and will last a long time.
6 - Sealed tuners are smooth to adjust and no slippage.
7 - The nut and bridge are made of NuBone to improve clarity and sustain - no plastic!
8 -Rosewood fret board and bridge enhance the UKE's appearance.
9 - Combo comes with a very good case (not a hard shell case), but will provide good proection for normal transoprtation. The external tuner is simple to use and provides a great back light screen,
10 - Factory strung with Aquila High G Nylgut tenor strings.
I am very happy with my choice and recommend that a UKE purchaser consider the KALA as one of the choices during your evaluation. Use You Tube for UKE video reviews and manufacturer web pages for details..
Also, the staff at Austin Bazaar are very helpful, and the pricing is good. A good place to make your purchase.
I haved played guitar for thirty years, and having a great time with my new adventure with the UKE.