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Mr.Noodles
07-31-2009, 08:00 AM
Should I buy a KA-ST Kala Ukuleles Spruce Tenor (http://www.ukes.com/images/Kala_169.jpg) or should I buy a KA-T Kala Tenor Uke w/Binding (http://www.ukes.com/images/Kala2_219.jpg)? I dont know D:. Help me choose one!

dnewton2
07-31-2009, 08:34 AM
Personally I would go with the solid spruce top. I don't think the KA-T is solid. There are advantages to each. If you like brighter tone go with the solid spruce. If you want a more durable the laminate is the way to go, not that the spruce top is fragile.

I have a Kala Tenor spruce top (maple back and sides) and had a Tenor Mango Laminate and they were/are both fine instruments. You boing in San Jose you might be able to get to a store and try each out. Check this thread for stores close to you. (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16519)

Mr.Noodles
07-31-2009, 08:42 AM
Ohh okay thanks for your help. A lot of people have been telling me they like the KA-ST better. But some other people have been telling me that the KA-T looks more Hawaiian than the spruce because the spruce looks more american and guitar-like.

dnewton2
07-31-2009, 08:50 AM
But some other people have been telling me that the KA-T looks more Hawaiian than the spruce because the spruce looks more american and guitar-like.

That is true the spruce does resemble a guitar. It is a very popular top wood in the guitar world. The spruce does not appeal to everyone in sound and/or looks. If you have any other questions or want some other suggestions let the good folks here know what you are looking for and how much $$ you are looking to spend.:shaka:

ukulelearp
07-31-2009, 09:15 AM
Purely on sound, I'd go with the Spruce top. If you're more concerned about looks and willing to spend a bit more, there are some other woods that look more traditional that ca also be found with solid tops.

DaveVisi
07-31-2009, 09:43 AM
My avatar shows me playing my Kala ST.

It does look very "guitar-like" but I love the sound. That it has a solid top and Spanish Heel construction (neck block is an integral part of the body construction and not just glued on) is an added bonus.

Mr.Noodles
07-31-2009, 11:34 AM
Ohhh. I see. I want a good sound so I think I'll buy the spruce top. Thanks everyone! You're opinions are appreciated. ;]

ukulelearp
07-31-2009, 11:38 AM
Ohhh. I see. I want a good sound so I think I'll buy the spruce top. Thanks everyone! You're opinions are appreciated. ;]

Let us know when you get it and how you like it.