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The Big Kahuna
05-08-2013, 03:03 AM
This is a Kala KA-SSTU-TEP. It is the solid Cedar top version with the Shadow pickup. I believe this is from a limited run of 24 or 36 with the Cedar top.

It comes to me as an unexpected, but very gratefully received gift from a marvellous, thoughtful and generous gentleman in Hawaii (I shall let him acknowledge his generosity himself, in case he wishes to remain anonymous). Needless to say, I'm sure he has many other things with which to pass the hours, without satisfying the UAS of undeserving Englishmen. But he still took the time to think of me, and send me this marvellous instrument.

I have met some truly wonderful people on UU, whether they've sent me a Uke or not. However, don't let this dissuade you from sending me gifts, if that would make you happy ;)

If I have one thing (ok, two things) to say about the Uke in the short period of time I've had it (45 minutes and counting), it's the most comfortable instrument I've ever held, and it's LOUD!!

LOUD, I tell you!

Mere words cannot convey just how damn LOUD this thing is. I suspect there's a 100w Marshall stack cunningly concealed within the slim body.

Oh man, it's LOUD!

Anyway...time for the pictures:

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The Big Kahuna
05-08-2013, 03:03 AM
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Trinimon
05-08-2013, 03:10 AM
Congrats! Some good peeps on UU that's for sure!

kvehe
05-08-2013, 04:07 AM
Congratulations on a neat uke!

vanflynn
05-08-2013, 04:46 AM
Congrats on the new uke, When they say thin - they really mean thin!

Make sure the pups don't think it's a chew toy

dkcrown
05-08-2013, 05:13 AM
Ah yet another example of how some of the finest people around frequent this site.

The Big Kahuna
05-08-2013, 05:43 AM
some of the finest people around frequent this site.

But that's enough about me ;)

AKuker
05-08-2013, 05:53 AM
Congrats on the new Kala BK!

gitarzan
05-08-2013, 06:40 AM
Congratulations. That Uke is on my want list. It is loud, as you say.

The Big Kahuna
05-08-2013, 06:51 AM
I'm actually finding it more difficult to put down than my Kanile'a

silveraven
05-08-2013, 07:28 AM
Congrats! Nice to see an added colour, eh, I mean *uke* in your siggy. :D

Newportlocal
05-08-2013, 08:24 AM
Wow. Most excellent story. Congratulations!

mm stan
05-08-2013, 09:22 AM
Congrats Niq.....it's a slimline.....I get mine tomorrow too woo hoooooo Happy Strummings...

hawaii 50
05-08-2013, 09:24 AM
Congrats Niq.....it's a slimline.....I get mine tomorrow too woo hoooooo Happy Strummings...


I wonder which one sounds better your MB or yor new Kala...haha
I still got to try your new MB..hehe

The Big Kahuna
05-08-2013, 10:43 AM
Congrats Niq.....it's a slimline.....I get mine tomorrow too woo hoooooo Happy Strummings...

You getting the same Stan ?

Hippie Dribble
05-08-2013, 11:18 AM
Fantastic story Kahuna, congratulations and happy new uke day mate. Awesome lookin new uke... UU is the best

Uke182
06-12-2014, 07:12 AM
I just won that uke from the raffle at the San Diego Ukulele Festival and it needs a case. What case are you using?

The Big Kahuna
06-12-2014, 07:23 AM
The Kala gig-bag it came with. It doesn't leave the house anyway.

iamesperambient
06-12-2014, 07:26 AM
This is a Kala KA-SSTU-TEP. It is the solid Cedar top version with the Shadow pickup. I believe this is from a limited run of 24 or 36 with the Cedar top.

It comes to me as an unexpected, but very gratefully received gift from a marvellous, thoughtful and generous gentleman in Hawaii (I shall let him acknowledge his generosity himself, in case he wishes to remain anonymous). Needless to say, I'm sure he has many other things with which to pass the hours, without satisfying the UAS of undeserving Englishmen. But he still took the time to think of me, and send me this marvellous instrument.

I have met some truly wonderful people on UU, whether they've sent me a Uke or not. However, don't let this dissuade you from sending me gifts, if that would make you happy ;)

If I have one thing (ok, two things) to say about the Uke in the short period of time I've had it (45 minutes and counting), it's the most comfortable instrument I've ever held, and it's LOUD!!

LOUD, I tell you!

Mere words cannot convey just how damn LOUD this thing is. I suspect there's a 100w Marshall stack cunningly concealed within the slim body.

Oh man, it's LOUD!

Anyway...time for the pictures:

5281852819528205282152822

nice score looks awesome! i recently just got a kala walnut concert i love it good brand!

pixiepurls
06-12-2014, 07:27 AM
This is a Kala KA-SSTU-TEP. It is the solid Cedar top version with the Shadow pickup. I believe this is from a limited run of 24 or 36 with the Cedar top.

It comes to me as an unexpected, but very gratefully received gift from a marvellous, thoughtful and generous gentleman in Hawaii (I shall let him acknowledge his generosity himself, in case he wishes to remain anonymous). Needless to say, I'm sure he has many other things with which to pass the hours, without satisfying the UAS of undeserving Englishmen. But he still took the time to think of me, and send me this marvellous instrument.

I have met some truly wonderful people on UU, whether they've sent me a Uke or not. However, don't let this dissuade you from sending me gifts, if that would make you happy ;)

If I have one thing (ok, two things) to say about the Uke in the short period of time I've had it (45 minutes and counting), it's the most comfortable instrument I've ever held, and it's LOUD!!

LOUD, I tell you!

Mere words cannot convey just how damn LOUD this thing is. I suspect there's a 100w Marshall stack cunningly concealed within the slim body.

Oh man, it's LOUD!

Anyway...time for the pictures:

5281852819528205282152822

I've played the regular version of that uke, and yeah they are all pretty loud. kala makes really nice ukes IMHO!

mds725
06-12-2014, 09:31 AM
Congratulations! I have an early version of the spruce top model of the Kala thinline travel ukulele, in both tenor and concert scale. I use it when I travel and don't need a higher quality ukulele, and in its gig bab, it fits very nicely in my backpack. And yes, it is surprisingly loud. And it's not surprising that you received it from someone in Hawaii as a gift.

Kimosabe
06-12-2014, 03:17 PM
Kala cedar tops in general are really wonderful ukes and you're listening to someone who loves and steadily plays his Kanilea K-1.

I bought a cedar top cutaway tenor to have a high G uke. Really outstanding. Young players, consider a Kala cedar top as your entry into the world of really nice ukes.

Uke182
08-20-2014, 07:03 AM
I am selling mines. Let me know if anyone is interested. Will post it in the UU Market Place soon. Thank you.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/msg/4625248119.html

hapuna
09-02-2014, 10:23 AM
I'm sure I should know this but what the hell does NUD mean??? :confused:

boogie10
09-02-2014, 10:47 AM
New uke day! No worries, I just recently learned this myself :-)