Kala Resonator: Ukulele Window Shopping

Kala are doing a limited edition run of resonator ukuleles.

Electric Tombo Ukelet from Japan

This 40s Gretsch is nice but the case is fantastic.

I’m not too keen on banjoleles, but I do quite like the idea of a ukulele-sized piccolo banjo.

Photos: Psychotic clown, Deco swimsuit girl, Carthage, Missouri High School With Ukulele, musical brothers.

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  1. ukuleletim May 18th, 2012 9:00 pm

    It’s a very nice piccolo banjo and that girl should keep it. She rocks

  2. Dan May 18th, 2012 9:32 pm

    OMG I want the resonator _SO_ badly.

    Welcome back Woodshed!!!

  3. Cappers May 18th, 2012 9:32 pm

    I really love the Kala Resonator, looks fantastic

  4. Woodshed May 19th, 2012 11:52 am

    ukuleletim: She certainly does!

    Dan: Thanks! Good to be back.

    Cappers: It does. Wouldn’t mind giving one a go.

  5. davidx May 22nd, 2012 10:42 am

    Thats a lovely Kala any Idea of cost? I got your ukulele for dummies last month,Its been a big help to me,I think its all starting to come together at last!

  6. Woodshed May 25th, 2012 6:50 pm

    davidx: No idea, I’m afraid. I haven’t seen any for sale yet.

  7. Notselrach June 6th, 2012 6:50 pm

    Just purchased one and it’s really nice looking, but, tuning was a problem. I moved the biscuit as far as I could away from the nut but was still sharp when I checked the octave on each string. Kala is very accommodating and I have returned it directly to them and they think they can repair it. These instruments are out of stock so they just can’t replace it….Waah, it really sounded pretty good at the lower end and wanted to play it!

  8. Woodshed June 6th, 2012 11:16 pm

    Notselrach: Thanks for that. Sorry to hear about the problems. Hope you get it sorted out.

  9. Sconnar June 21st, 2012 8:38 am

    I got interested when i heard about a resonator from Kala but then i found this : http://www.coule.fr/?p=6874

    Its a 2010 review of a Republic Resonator, and it looks like its exactly the same model. Is the “new” Kala Resonator simply a rebrand ?

  10. Woodshed June 25th, 2012 11:43 am

    Sconnar: Hmmm, that’s interesting.

  11. Aaron J April 5th, 2013 6:48 am

    Man, I would love to purchase one of those Kala resonators, but they logo at the headstock is so garish. As a busker, an affordable res uke would be a dream!

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