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seonachan
01-02-2012, 04:40 PM
I am selling a recently acquired Kala ASAC-T solid acacia tenor. I got it off eBay a few months ago. It was in perfect condition then and remains so now, as I've only played it sporadically. It has a really beautiful and unique grain/color pattern that really sets it apart.

Price is $300 which includes shipping in the lower 48. This includes a brand new hard foam case and an extra set of Worth Brown strings. If you don't need/want the case, I can replace it with a gigbag (or nothing at all) and knock $20 off the price.

If you are anywhere near southeastern Connecticut, I'll be happy to arrange a pickup at a mutually agreeable location.

Why am I selling it? I bought it to replace my Makala tenor, and while this uke is leagues ahead of the Makala in terms of looks, feel, etc., I just didn't hear enough of a difference - to my own novice ears, I should stress - to justify the leap in expense. That is no knock on the Kala, more a praise of the Makala.

I just switched from the Aquilas that were on it to Worth Browns, which give it a warmer and more mellow tone.

I do not have a long posting history here but I have been a member for 2 years, and you can see my flawless eBay history here:
http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=seonachan&ftab=AllFeedback

Here are some pics; I apologize for the poor quality, but my good camera is out of commission at the moment and I had to use my laptop's built-in one. I will supplement with a video shortly.

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seonachan
01-02-2012, 04:47 PM
Here is a video. I muted the audio for the first part where I'm just displaying the uke, but it kicks in just before I start to play it (at about the 0:48 mark, if you want to skip to it).


http://youtu.be/XQSuZEnRCKE

mattydee
01-02-2012, 05:00 PM
I love my concert version, but people are always looking for the tenor size of this uke. It should go fast. The grain on this one is pretty unique! Good luck!

RuckMonkey
01-02-2012, 08:28 PM
I pm'd you a quick question. :)

PhilUSAFRet
01-03-2012, 02:19 AM
Must be one hell of a Makala! I can hear a "quality" ring and sweetness to this uke. Buyer will be getting a nice acacia uke.

Ambient Doughnut
01-03-2012, 02:49 AM
I've got one of these and love it! Yours has a really nice unusual grain too so should sell pretty quick. Someone will be getting a great uke!

dukeofstraw
01-04-2012, 08:33 AM
Why hasn't anyone bought this yet? SO so tempting...

Trinimon
01-04-2012, 08:42 AM
I would but already own one... sweet uke. :)


Why hasn't anyone bought this yet? SO so tempting...

seonachan
01-05-2012, 05:28 PM
Still available!

silencedge
01-09-2012, 11:33 PM
Up for a great uke. One with a really unique grain!

I own one and it plays splendidly. :)

mds725
01-10-2012, 08:50 AM
I also own a Kala solid acacia tenor and it's a wonderful instrument. I'm surprised this one is still available.

FredH
01-11-2012, 02:29 PM
Hey is this still for sale? I'm interested.
Let me know on fhusted@powerlink.com.au
Fred

philpot
01-11-2012, 03:08 PM
Why don't I own this? oh, right, because I'm broke... >.<

seonachan
01-11-2012, 04:08 PM
Yes, this is still for sale. FredH, I'm sending you an email.

FredH
01-12-2012, 09:11 AM
PM sent Jon

FredH
01-15-2012, 11:58 AM
I'm still in the market Jon.
Box it up and I'll buy it.
Fred

FredH
01-16-2012, 12:15 PM
Can't wait any long Jon.
Have bought somewhere else.
Good luck.
Fred

ukulele64
01-18-2012, 06:15 PM
Is this still available?

dukeofstraw
01-27-2012, 02:04 AM
Seriously, anyone buy this yet?

seonachan
01-27-2012, 03:38 AM
Hah, I was just logging on to bump this. I had a few deals fall through, including a craigslist meeting last night, so yep it's still available. If there aren't any takers soon I may just hold on to it.

michaeloceanmoon
01-28-2012, 01:18 PM
Hello, is that Kala solid acacia still available?

seonachan
01-28-2012, 05:44 PM
Yes, still available.

michaeloceanmoon
01-30-2012, 07:55 AM
I'm confused by how this works. I posted a reply about three days ago, and can't find an answer, or a way to contact the seller. Still wondering if the ASAC-T is available. What am I missing? help please.

Mandarb
01-30-2012, 07:56 AM
I'm confused by how this works. I posted a reply about three days ago, and can't find an answer, or a way to contact the seller. Still wondering if the ASAC-T is available. What am I missing? help please.

Here is the post right above yours.


Yes, still available.

michaeloceanmoon
01-30-2012, 08:00 AM
Ok,... now I'm seeing a Jan 28th response. So sorry.
Would you share the instrument's serial #. Is the Kala's lifetime warranty transferable in a sale like this? I just bought my Saprano Ohana (cedar top, solid rosewood back and sides) how would your Kala compare?

Mandarb
01-30-2012, 08:06 AM
Ok,... now I'm seeing a Jan 28th response. So sorry.
Would you share the instrument's serial #. Is the Kala's lifetime warranty transferable in a sale like this? I just bought my Saprano Ohana (cedar top, solid rosewood back and sides) how would your Kala compare?

I am not the seller - I was just trying to help. Usually warranties are not-tranferrable. The acacia Kalas I have heard have a nice warm sound but they are not particularly loud. Probably best to PM the seller. Good luck.

michaeloceanmoon
01-30-2012, 08:27 AM
What does PM the seller mean?

808boy
01-30-2012, 08:46 AM
It means send a Personal Message...........................good luck...............................

mds725
01-30-2012, 09:41 AM
What does PM the seller mean?

Left-click on the seller's name in the upper left corner of any of his or her dialog boxes in this thread and a box will open up. Click on the "private message" link in that box and you will be directed to a page on which you can send the seller a private message. When the seller responds, there will be a number next to the "notifications" link at the very top of any page in the forum. Or you can provide your email address in the private message and ask the seller to respond to you by email.

inciodentally, I have a Kala solid acacia tenor, and I would agree with Mandarb that it has a nice warm tone but it's probably a little quieter than a solid koa uke. They're well-made (mine was set up by MGM with Aquila strings) and very playable, and I'm very happy with it.

michaeloceanmoon
01-30-2012, 01:27 PM
Hi, since I have a senior member on the thread..

I like my CK-50g Ohana, cedar top and solid rosewood B & S, I would really like a tenor though.
How would you compare the Kala ASAC-T to the Ohana TK-50g as far as sound and loudness go? That Kala is beautiful, but which one sounds better?

How about the Kala solid Mahogany Tenor, what's the sound difference between the Acacia and the Mahogany? Thank you so much to the experienced Uke players in the UU for answering these questions!

mds725
01-31-2012, 08:25 AM
Hi, since I have a senior member on the thread..

I like my CK-50g Ohana, cedar top and solid rosewood B & S, I would really like a tenor though.
How would you compare the Kala ASAC-T to the Ohana TK-50g as far as sound and loudness go? That Kala is beautiful, but which one sounds better?

How about the Kala solid Mahogany Tenor, what's the sound difference between the Acacia and the Mahogany? Thank you so much to the experienced Uke players in the UU for answering these questions!

I've never played an Ohana TK-50g. I have one Ohana ukulele, a solid mahogany baritone, and I like it a lot, but I couldn't compare it to my Kala solid acacia tenor because of all the variables -- wood, scale, different tunings, etc. I think they're both well made. Remember that cedar is one of the brighter tone woods, so a cedar ukulele (of course, depending on bracing, soundboard thickness and other characteristics that vary from one brand to another) is likely to sound brighter (more treble) than an acacia ukulele.

I have a Kala solid mahogany concert. Again, comparisons are difficult due to differences in scale, but I think my mahogany concert has a somewhat deeper sound than my acacia tenor. Mahogany has a reputation for being one of the warmest tonewoods, and acacia is a bit brighter in sound.

seonachan
02-09-2012, 04:35 AM
I'm going to bump this one last time and also offer to cover shipping costs within the continental US; so total cost to the buyer is $300 with the hard foam case or $280 with gig bag or no case.

I'll also consider a trade - looking for a tenor with good resonance and sustain, pickup a plus.

cashmoney805
02-09-2012, 07:06 AM
That's a pretty good deal. I got mine off these forums a couple months ago and paid $280 or something for the uke, soft case, and shipping. These guys go for ~$330 new.

hey_day
02-29-2012, 01:56 PM
Looks great, love to make a deal, pm or email me.

seonachan
03-11-2012, 03:15 PM
Sold. Thanks!