View Full Version : Anyone own a Kala KA-ATP-CTG Tenor Ukulele?

08-12-2014, 01:19 AM
What are your impressions? is it really solid Cedar top?

08-13-2014, 01:04 AM
I haven't played one before but from the way the HMS guys play it, it just sounds so wonderful! Looks pretty good too. There are also a few reviews on there if you want to read more into it.


Note that the above link is for the concert version though.

08-13-2014, 03:22 AM
Yes. it really has a solid cedar top, and all the plies of the sides and back are acacia, not just the outer ones.

Take a gander at this thread: http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?99338-NUD!-Kala-KA-ATP-CTG-Cedar-Acacia . I posted some impressions there. Long story short, I'm delighted with mine.

If you browse the Ukulele Reviews section, you should find some other threads on this uke as well. A quick way to find them is to bypass UU's search engine and instead do a Google search with this string, including the quotes:
"KA-ATP-CTG" site:forum.ukuleleunderground.com

Just a fan
08-13-2014, 05:23 AM
Before this site was sent backwards in time, I posted to this thread that I have one and love it! I went through two other ukuleles in quick succession when I first started playing this year and am really, really happy with the Kala. I also posted that I found I prefer Fremont Blacklines on this one.

08-13-2014, 07:28 AM
Does UKE Republic do as good a setup as HMS? They have them in stock.

08-13-2014, 07:38 AM
I own one and it is indeed a solid cedar top. The padauk binding and the acacia back and sides are beautiful. It is the best sounding uke I've ever owned. It cooled my uas for a Kamaka, at least for now.

08-13-2014, 12:55 PM
I have the preamp version, traded in three lesser ukes for it and I have to say, it's the best sounding uke I have, even the custom I got a few weeks ago (which I'm hoping will open up to at least match the Kala sound).

08-13-2014, 01:45 PM
I'm still waiting for my monkeypod tenor to open up more; my Kala cedar-top sounded great from the first day. Granted, since I got the cedar-top, the monkeypod doesn't get a lot of play; I'm making an effort to be more equitable, knowing that monkeypod is a slow wood to open. Maybe I should do what some violinist and instrument builders do: rest my uke on top of a stereo speaker, tuning the receiver to a classical station.