Kala Koa KA-KTE-C Ukulele

3.73/5 (3)

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Kala are one of my favourite uke makers and the KA range provides a well made, good quality, laminated koa ukulele particularly suitable as a ‘second ukulele’ for people who want to take a step up from the introductory level ukes.

This uke has a Shadow Electronics active P3 pickup for amplified playing. The ‘C’ in the title refers to the cutaway (i.e. the indentation in the body that lets you reach more frets.

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Size: Tenor
Construction: Hawaiian Koa (laminated) Top, Back And Sides
Fretboard: Rosewood
Frets: 19
Bridge: Rosewood
Neck: Mahogany
Tuners: Chrome Die-Cast Sealed Tuners
Binding: Maple
Pick-ups: Shadow Electronics active P3 (with equalizer).


  1. Nick Ryder May 15th, 2015 10:18 pm

    I love this uke! I got one used and think it is a fantastic buy. The strings are very firm- this is a nice feature. It has a nice resonance too.

  2. Nick Ryder April 3rd, 2016 4:32 pm

    Okay, it’s been about a year with the KA-KTE-C and I have a few things to saw:

    1. I got the bridge re-glued and action lowered at a local uke shop and this TOTALLY changed the playability of the instrument. It’s much easier to play now.

    2. The sustain is not as long as my red-cedar topped Pono baritone; however, the Pono is about 3x as expensive and a baritone at that…

    3. All in all, very pleased with this uke after about a year of used ownership.

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