Kala Travel Mahogany KA-SSTU-T Ukulele

3.63/5 (1)

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It might seem like the soprano ukulele is already an exceptionally portable instrument, but Kala have taken that idea one step further. They have made it even more compact by shrinking the width of the body (to an inch and a half at the widest). It does seem to defeat the object making a travel tenor ukulele but I’m sure they’re are people who want to reduce the width but don’t mind the length (if you find a double-entendre on the site let me know and I’ll whip it out immediately).

The uke has a solid spruce top making it very much a serious ukulele (not just a gimmick).

There’s also the humorous (or tacky depending on your point of view) compass on the headstock.

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KA-SSTU-T Travel Tenor Ukulele – $165.00

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Size: Tenor
Construction: Solid Spruce top, Mahogany (laminated) back and sides
Fretboard: Rosewood
Frets: 19
Bridge: Rosewood
Neck: Mahogany
Tuners: Chrome die-cast sealed geared tuners
Finish: Satin
Binding: Black

One Comment

  1. Glen Simpson December 26th, 2012 10:27 am

    Got my Kala Thinline Tenor Travel Ukulele as a Christmas present. I would rate it very high, but mine have a couple of points to raise.

    The Gig Bag that comes with the instrument is nice, but would benefit by having an external pocket to store electronic tuner, spare strings etc. Most tenor ukulele gig bags ae made for a thicker instrument profile.

    The string action on my instrument was quite high. I made a new Bridge Saddle from bone which I was able to bring down the action height. I also filed the nut string grooves slightly to bring the nut action down a slight bit.

    I am giving it 3 stars for playability, but would raise it to 4 or 5 after my setup work. This is based only on my instrument. I am a long time mandolin player and have a preference for very low string action height

    I have tuned the instrument to Low C tuning, changing out the Forth String for a wound G from a Low C set, made by Aquila. I have another Ukulele tuned in re-entrant C tuning.

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