Kala Flame Maple KA-FMT Ukulele

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There’s no doubting the visual appeal of the flamed maple on these Kala ukuleles. But the major contributor the the tone is the spruce top of the uke (making it very punchy).

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Kevin Loh performs Jake Shimabukuro’s rendition of ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ on Good Friday at The Esplanade Concourse with his Kala Flame Maple KA-FMT Ukulele.

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Kala Flame Maple Tenor Ukulele – $249.99


Size: Tenor
Construction: Solid Spruce top, Spalted Flame Maple back and sides
Fretboard: Rosewood
Frets: 18
Bridge: Rosewood
Neck: Mahogany
Tuners: Chrome die-cast sealed geared tuners with amber buttons
Finish: Gloss
Binding: Mahogany

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  1. willem February 27th, 2011 11:08 am

    I bought the Kala KA-FMT this week for 255 euros at the Ukelele paradise in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and can’t let go of it since. It’s my first tenor, (I have a soprano and concert) and it feels like a mini-guitar. The sound is especially fit for picking, sounding like a friendly lute. Mine has no cutaway.
    It looks absolutely stunning, and the size of the neck is very comfortable. I adjusted the hight of the top nut, as I do with nearly all ukes. The action was too high, but not very much.
    The only downside as to looks are the plastic tuner grips.
    When I compare it to my Pono concert all solid mahogany, I feel the Pono is more fit for energetic strumming, giving a fuller sound.
    However, the Kala lends itself to endless picking, and also has a good strumming sound, albeit somewhat less heavy than the Pono.

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