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WeaserP
07-06-2016, 02:32 AM
Hi all - I've become very interested in the Kala KA-JTE/HBC Archtop Tenor. If anyone has one they'd consider selling, I'd be happy to hear about it. I'd also be interested in hearing from anyone who has (or had) one on what you think of it. Thanks!

sonomajazz
07-08-2016, 05:30 AM
I might be having one of these...let me dig through my stash...

Or you could just buy one here...

https://www.amazon.com/Kala-KA-JTE-HBC-Custom-Archtop-Ukulele/dp/B00JMR6NX0

sam13
07-09-2016, 09:34 AM
I might be having one of these...let me dig through my stash...

Or you could just buy one here...

https://www.amazon.com/Kala-KA-JTE-HBC-Custom-Archtop-Ukulele/dp/B00JMR6NX0

Yeah, the pile of Ukes gathering in the corner. Well said.

igorthebarbarian
07-09-2016, 02:20 PM
I wouldn't buy off amazon for fear of no-setup. But I love the look of these archtops. I would bet someone on here has one here on UU that they're not using/playing

Jim Hanks
07-09-2016, 03:21 PM
I wouldn't buy off amazon for fear of no-setup.
Yeah. Friends don't let friends buy ukes off amazon. ;)
Mim has one (not exactly the same model): http://www.ebay.com/itm/MIM-Kala-Tenor-KA-JTE-2TS-Solid-Spruce-Top-Archtop-Sunburst-Setup-Ukulele-989-/172161112332

igorthebarbarian
07-09-2016, 04:46 PM
Yeah. Friends don't let friends buy ukes off amazon. ;)
Mim has one (not exactly the same model): http://www.ebay.com/itm/MIM-Kala-Tenor-KA-JTE-2TS-Solid-Spruce-Top-Archtop-Sunburst-Setup-Ukulele-989-/172161112332

Buy that one if you want one (I personally don't like that color combo) At least you'll get the proper setup. MIM may be able to get other colors too. I'd be interested to hear a review if you get it

Patrick Madsen
07-09-2016, 05:24 PM
Like most archtops; they are quiet. I've played a few Kalas and own a Chennell baritone archtop. None had the projection I'm looking for. The Chennell plays incredibly, sounds great; just quiet. I have steel strings on now and will be going back to Southcoast and adding a pickup. Will really bring out the jazz sound locked inside.

WeaserP
07-10-2016, 01:55 PM
Yeah. Friends don't let friends buy ukes off amazon. ;)

...why I'm beginning to love this place...lol

I'll keep lookin'...thanks for the opinions, all. Much appreciated.

Cornfield
07-11-2016, 02:07 AM
I have one for sale , PM sent.

Cornfield
07-12-2016, 11:53 AM
I sent a PM to the OP that I have one of these for sale $150 shipped to anywhere in the lower 48 states. I have not heard back from him so I thought I would hijack this thread and offer it for sale.
It has maybe an hour of playing time and can be described as new and in the box since I still have the box.

WeaserP
07-14-2016, 09:18 AM
Apologies, John. Traveling took me away from the Capt's Chair for a few days. pm sent back!.

Cornfield
07-14-2016, 10:26 AM
Some photos of my uke were requested. I didn't make a label but I promise I just took these pictures.

When I say that something is still in the wrapper, it is still in the wrapper. This is the box that it came in.

igorthebarbarian
07-14-2016, 12:22 PM
That's really nice-looking. I like that color better than the one that MIM has. Did you get it from her?



Some photos of my uke were requested. I didn't make a label but I promise I just took these pictures.

When I say that something is still in the wrapper, it is still in the wrapper. This is the box that it came in.