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Ambient Doughnut
10-26-2011, 07:43 AM

Don't they look happy together?

From right:
Spalted Maple Pocket Uke
Spalted Maple Soprano
Makala 'Tin Can Reso' Concert

...and the latest addition, a solid Acacia Tenor!

Oh you pretty thing you! :)

10-26-2011, 08:27 AM
Nice collection. :)

10-26-2011, 08:35 AM
kala's r kool FACT

10-26-2011, 08:44 AM
Nice family. Are you enjoying the solid acacia tenor?

Ambient Doughnut
10-26-2011, 08:49 AM
Well, I've only had it a few minutes! Saw it for sale just a few miles from work. Snap decision and one phone call later and it was mine!
Came with a low G which I tried briefly before discarding and replacing with a spare guitar E string. So only had a few strums but already it sounds great!
Nice and warm but punchy when strummed a little harder. Intonation is absolutely spot on.
Only thing I don't like so far is that the nut is a little prominent and sharp but I can round the corners off it easily enough.

10-26-2011, 09:30 AM
Congrats on the new Kala Acacia tenor. I just got one last week. Can't seem to find them anywhere locally anymore. I have the stock Aquilas on them for now. Not a big fan of the sound with Aquilas and waiting for some Worth Clear low g hard from UkeRepublic to come in. Hopefully for this wknd. I'm tempted to gloss this one up like my acacia concert size but the 12+hrs of buffing I'm not ready to get into just yet. :p

Ambient Doughnut
10-26-2011, 12:40 PM
This came with Aquilas and now that I've given it a high G it sounds very nice indeed but yes - I think some Worths are probably in its near future.
I know lots of folk like the sound of a low G on a Tenor but - meh - just can't get on with it.

I saw your polished up concert - looked fantastic! Not sure I'd have the nerve though...

10-26-2011, 12:50 PM
very jealous right now...

10-26-2011, 03:35 PM
I really like the reso-can Makala Concert! How does it sound?

10-26-2011, 03:57 PM
You have a beautiful family.

Ambient Doughnut
10-26-2011, 10:15 PM
Hi Zac,

see this thread for for info and a couple of sound samples:

I like it! It's metallic and a bit banjo-like. It could be a bit louder but I'm still trying different things with it.

Thanks all,

I didn't get nearly enough time with the tenor last night but it's sounding great!


Ambient Doughnut
10-27-2011, 05:31 AM
I believe that James Hill pays one of these. I expect I should be able to play just like him now.

10-27-2011, 05:56 AM
You should be able to play this now... :p