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paw123los
05-14-2009, 12:43 AM
hmmm

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-KALA-SAPELE-SOLID-BODY-ELECTRIC-TENOR-UKULELE_W0QQitemZ250424118190QQihZ015QQcategoryZ16 224QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1713.m153.l1262

ichadwick
05-14-2009, 01:04 AM
Somewhat different body outline, but uncannily similar otherwise, I agree.

jkevinwolfe
05-14-2009, 01:04 AM
I bought a Risa Solid (http://ukulele.de/shop/product_info.php?info=p10_RISA-Uke-Solid-Soprano--Ukulele-Mandolin-.html&XTCsid=7hg2ufn66t6rv8j56lmalqnnj4) for about the same price. They come in soprano, concert and tenor.

Unbelievably well engineered. The sound is incredible. If you're happy with your collection of acoustics, an electric would add some new tricks to your sound.

dnewton2
05-14-2009, 01:30 AM
Very interesting. Kala seems to be covering all ukulele bases. Now with the U-bass, this electric, and all the acoustic ukes.

psesinkclee
05-14-2009, 01:37 AM
The wood for the body (with that stripe down the middle) is exactly the same as an eleuke model, and the bridge looks the same (as well as heving rosewood body models as well). Infact, all the ukes under Bugsgear Eleuke are now Kala branded on mgm's ebay page. It looks to me like its a rebranding of eleukes under Kala, but I'm just going off of pictures..

If it is just a rebranding, you can get essentially the same thing (different carved body shape) on amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_MI?url=search-alias%3Dmi&field-keywords=eleuke&x=0&y=0) and save 90$ on a rosewood concert or 40$ on the saplele (concert size).

grappler
05-14-2009, 01:54 AM
thats a first for me. haven't seen a kala like that before

haole
05-14-2009, 10:51 AM
Did Kala buy Bugsgear's designs? Seems like it.

AcousticMonster
05-14-2009, 11:04 AM
Do they make one with the vine pattern going up the fretboard?

Ahnko Honu
05-14-2009, 11:37 AM
I like the looks of the KALA with the double F holes much more than the Eleuke design.
http://www.dukeofuke.co.uk/images/Eleuke-tenor-mahogany-s.jpghttp://i.ebayimg.com/08/!BSWy2LQ!mk~$(KGrHgoOKicEjlLmZ3G2BKC)GkVEGg~~_1.JP G

DapperDan
05-14-2009, 01:24 PM
i have to say, i preferthe Kala body shape to the eleuke!

nikolo727
05-14-2009, 01:36 PM
must.... get... job... to... buy... gorgeous... ukes!!!!!

Link
05-14-2009, 02:17 PM
I dislike the solid body ukes that I've seen so far. The Kala's not really doing it for me either :(

bt93
05-14-2009, 02:26 PM
i had the eleuke and hated the sound. i dont think ill get this because they probably sound very similar. (both solid body)

Link
05-14-2009, 02:28 PM
Judging by youtube videos, I don't like the sound either, brad. They seem really twangy and harsh. I wonder if the Kala is more mellow.. if if some major EQing could fx it. Anyone?

bt93
05-14-2009, 03:55 PM
they were very twangy and like sounded horribly, even when i put some aquilas on it. it was cool to practice on, but it wasnt as quiet as i thought it would be

MGM
05-14-2009, 05:30 PM
some more pictures of unreleased stuff... koa i think

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/musicguymic/kalasb.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/musicguymic/kalasb2.jpg

la_ingrit
05-14-2009, 05:35 PM
I LOVE THIS ONE:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/musicguymic/kalasb.jpg

When is it gonna be on sale??? :stop:

Now I'm in love!!!! :love:

haole
05-14-2009, 05:53 PM
Whoa, both of those unreleased ones are sweet! I'd love to get one to sneak into work so I can practice in near-silence.

AcousticMonster
05-14-2009, 06:20 PM
I was going to buy one of those Bugsgear ukes, but I didn't like the frets. They were way too close together. I wonder if the Kala has the same problem?

MGM
05-14-2009, 06:43 PM
i cannot see your argument as preperly placed frets on each scale is the same... at 17" tenor wherher on a kala bugsgear. kiwaya or Martin The fret metal size may vary but spacing is theoritically the same on all. These are not for sale R and D only...Owned by Mr Notfosale

UkuleleHill
05-14-2009, 09:28 PM
I love the top unreleased one... its the only solid body I have liked so far...

Spooner
05-14-2009, 09:30 PM
Those are rather sweet and I need a late night in the house kinda uke.

UkuLeLesReggAe
05-15-2009, 01:36 AM
wow, it looks great!

Oswegan
05-15-2009, 11:27 AM
I like the looks of the KALA with the double F holes much more than the Eleuke design.
http://www.dukeofuke.co.uk/images/Eleuke-tenor-mahogany-s.jpghttp://i.ebayimg.com/08/!BSWy2LQ!mk~$(KGrHgoOKicEjlLmZ3G2BKC)GkVEGg~~_1.JP G

This year's eleukes have the double f-hole design too. They are called Jazz something something.

These are rebranded/made for Kala by the same manufacturer.

Hopefully Kala has a better handle on quality control than Eleuke.

buddhuu
05-15-2009, 12:10 PM
I quite like the double-cutaway f-hole one.

Would prefer more sharply defined f-holes - like on a Gibson semi-acoustic guitar, a bluegrass mando or a jazz archtop guitar - but overall it works for me aesthetically.

As for the sound... a good digital multiFX will make anything sound like anything. :D

haole
05-15-2009, 12:23 PM
I dig the double-cutaway one. Reminds me of a 335.

The Kala headstock is a LOT better than the flat thing on the Eleuke (especially when it said "bugsgear.com" on it). Looks pretty classy now.

cpatch
05-15-2009, 01:16 PM
This year's eleukes have the double f-hole design too. They are called Jazz something something.

These are rebranded/made for Kala by the same manufacturer.
This is the Eleuke Jazz something:

http://www.eleuke.com/product/images/007.jpg

I'd still take the Kala, rebranded or not.