Take these ultra thinbody ukes anywhere. Stuff em' in your backpack, suitcase or briefcase. The Kala Mahogany Travel Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele features a 1" to 1-5/8" archback thinbody depth with a surprisingly full sound. All Kala Thinline Tenor Uke models have a solid spruce top and project quite nicely. Each one comes with B-BAND eelctronics and a deluxe custom embroidered bag.B-BAND active EQ 1.2TThese units are found in Kala's travel ukes. This preamp includes volume and tone adjustments, and a disc battery holder. B-Band pickups are made with the relatively new invention Emfit film. The pickups feature higher and cleaner output, and reduced signal noise.
Solid spruce top with mahogany back and sidesBinding and rosetteMahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge18 silver nickel fretsPostion marks on top and side of fingerboardSynthetic bone nut and saddleDie-cast chrome tuners with black buttonsSatin finishB-BAND active EQ 1.2T electronics17" soprano scale26-1/2" overall length11-3/4" body length6-3/4" upper bout9" lower bout5-1/4" waistSlim concert thinline body 1 to 1-5/8" arched back body depthIncludes Logo travel bag
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I had been looking for a second ukulele as an upgrade to my little fender soprano, and after at least 2-3 weeks of poring over brands and models, comparing prices, I saw this uke one day on Kala's website and bought it immediately. At first I thought it was quite funny that I ended up buying a uke the same day I found it, as opposed to any of the top 4 I had in my head after my research. I was a bit worried, but the description matched everything I was looking for - solid wood top, built in pickup, and I was so taken by the unique look of the thin travel body that I was immediately sold.
Fast forward to today, it is in my hands, and let me tell you, it's exactly what I was looking for. I wanted a uke that balanced aesthetics with playability, and this Kala delivers! The woodwork is amazing, it has to be seen up close. The solid spruce front looks a bit lighter in person than it does in the photo, but that makes no difference to me. The grain is subtle, but pretty, and there...
Super comfortable awesome tone and nice pick-up for playing live. Usually travel type instruments end up lacking in some way when they are designed for size and space restrictions. This Kala however bears no evil.
The Kala Tenor Travel Ukulele and I have become "good friends".
This is by far my favourite ukulele and it is always tempting to pick it up when passing, just for the enjoyment of playing it. It is easy to play, stays in tune (even if left alone for a few days), and it is extremely thin and very light.
The ukulele travels well, I purchased a ukulele back pack from e-bay and carried (and played) the ukulele through South Africa, Thailand and Dubai. When you travel, you certainly appreciate the narrow body and the lightness of the product.
Even with such a narrow body, the ukulele sounds good (examples can be found at [...] ).
The model I have included a passive pickup, which does need a reasonable amount of external amplification to be useful. I see that the latest Kala Travel Tenor Ukulele now includes an active pickup, that would make this instrument even better.
This is an excellent instrument for a beginner or experienced...
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