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yurey
11-14-2018, 07:34 PM
Hello. I recently got this KALA tenor used. But its model number is completely faded.
https://imgur.com/a/LnbrwWH
The store also didn't know what model this was.
I did some google research and I'm assuming it's a KA-KT.
So I contacted KALA. According to the customer support it's an older model of KA-TG(which is KA-T, I think)
But the end of fingerboard of mine is curved along the soundhole, KA-T have straight ones.
Mine got wood binding and abalone? binding around the sound hole, those don't seem to KA-T's feature either but customer support said that those were later model's feature. Is that right?
So it just doesn't feel right to me, but as This is an old model, couldn't find much similar pictures on the internet.
Is this KA-T? KA-KT? or something else?

Croaky Keith
11-14-2018, 10:33 PM
I have a KA-T, it doesn't have the fancy stuff, just plastic binding around the edges, nothing around the soundhole, & a single piece top & back as it's a laminate.

Yours appears to have both a two piece top & back, plus the shaped end of the fretboard, so I would expect it to be higher up the chain than my KA-T.

P.S. A KA-TG was just the gloss version, mine is matt.

yurey
11-15-2018, 11:35 PM
Thank you for the information!

Jerryc41
11-16-2018, 01:04 AM
It seems that it's not unusual for model numbers and serial numbers on many items to be either worn away or too faint to read. That's frustrating when you need the numbers for a certain reason.