The SSTU series from Kala is unique in the sense that “that much sound” can come from a body so thin. Almost every day in our store people are suprised by the volume on these ultra skinny ukes. The whole SSTU series are comfortable to play and make a great traveling instrument. They come in soprano, concert, and tenor and come with a plush padded gig bag custom made to fit their lean physique. At just over 1 1/2 inches in depth the Kala thinbody ukulele series fits in a suitcase or backpack easier than just about any acoustic string instrument you can find. As you can see in the video, the tenor thin body is not plugged in and is holding its own with a plugged in acoustic guitar. Strung with Aquila strings, the SSTU-T manages to be bright, articulate, and still have a full sound.This is ideal for being able to cut through in the impromptu backyard kani kapila.
Overall the SSTU series from Kala represents what, for many people, the ukulele is all about. Bright punchy tones, great responsiveness, and all in a small, easy to get around with package. Good job Kala!