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dirtygoat
02-26-2015, 04:10 PM
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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Ukejenny
02-26-2015, 05:00 PM
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.

igorthebarbarian
02-26-2015, 06:27 PM
I've never heard of Kent, but there is this post which might be relevant:

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?28056-Does-anyone-know-anything-about-Kent-brand-ukes

ichadwick
02-27-2015, 09:51 AM
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.

Nickie
02-27-2015, 02:04 PM
Yeah, Ichadwick, that bari looks like our Harmony bari....
Your Kala is very cool looking, never seen that one before....is it a tenor?

dirtygoat
03-27-2018, 07:53 PM
It's been awhile... I'm still looking for info on the Kala...

mm stan
03-28-2018, 12:05 AM
https://reverb.com/item/2135687-vintage-kent-ku601-baritone-ukulele-1970-s-korea-plays-good

ukulelekarcsi
03-28-2018, 04:34 AM
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.