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    Default Looking for info on my ukes...

    I've got a Kent Baritone that I believe is from 1970... Plays really well, I have it strung as a tenor and has a great tone...

    Also have a Kala KA-KCGE-C that has no electronics and was never issued a serial number.. I was told it was the proto type for this model and was raffled off for a fund raiser event...

    Any info would be great...

    Thanks, Luey...

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    Hello, Luey, and welcome to UU. I hope you get the information you are looking for from the wise members here on the forums. Those ukuleles both look very nice.
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    I've never heard of Kent, but there is this post which might be relevant:

    http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/...ent-brand-ukes
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    Kent sold low-end instruments in the 50s and 60s. My first electric guitar was a Kent. Most of their stuff was manufactured for them and labelled by Kent. Some of their stuff is collectible now. I can't tell from the photo, but it looks like the baritone is the same as the Lyra/Harmony baritone: mahohany. Not bad, but thin wood and subject to cracking.
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    Yeah, Ichadwick, that bari looks like our Harmony bari....
    Your Kala is very cool looking, never seen that one before....is it a tenor?
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    It's been awhile... I'm still looking for info on the Kala...

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    The Kala naming system suggests it should have had an onboard pickup, so it is a prototype or cast-off.
    KA-KCGE-C:
    - KA: kala
    - K: Koa
    - C: concert size
    - G: (open) gears (actually open headstock)
    - E: electronic amplifying system, or on-board equalizer
    - C: with a cutaway

    There was a version without electronics, but it also lacked the cutaway yours obviously has.

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