There is a number of new models that will slowly go up at our web store TheUkuleleSite, but these are my three favorite.
First off is the new Pocket Uke. I was never a big fan of the pocket uke. It was always really hard to play and keep in tune. It was cool though, just not really practical enough. Well that has now changed. The new (and only) pocket uke has a 1 3/8″ nut width and lightweight geared tuners. Also, the thin body seems to have improved the tone. It chimes and sparkles with sustain. A really nice sound! To top it off this new pocket uke comes in at almost half the cost of previous ones. Corey gives it a go –
The next instrument is the KA-ACP-CT, a concert model with a slotted headstock. Some people think a slotted headstock is heavier. It can be, but more often it is not. It’s thicker, but the routed slots equalize the mass of a flat. This uke is light and balanced, so no worries there. It has a solid cedar top for a full, rich tone, and the padauk rosette and bindings make for a gorgeous custom look. This must be the finest sounding Kala concert I have heard to date. Take a listen-
The last new model I’ll show you is also from the ATP-CT series but a limited edition tenor in a satin finish. Just like the concert above this tenor will challange the tone of higher end models. Clean and open tones to match the woody look and feel of this tenor. We bought up the whole lot that came our way because this is a winner. Corey samples-
So that’s some new and impressive instruments from the Kala company. I’ll be posting them soon on the site for more details and photos. Of course you can take a trip to the north shore and try them first hand.
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