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  • Islander AT-4 Acacia Tenor Ukulele

    7 70.00%
  • Kala Striped Ebony Tenor Ukulele

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Thread: Rich sounding Tenor for under $300 Canadian?

  1. #1
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    Default Rich sounding Tenor for under $300 Canadian?

    UAS has kicked in again-looking for a rich sounding tenor for under $300.

    I have the Kala thinline and the Kala KA-TG mahogany gloss (which has a low G). I like the sound of the low g for a handful of songs, and I like the sound of the cedar top on the thinline but am looking for a richer tone (with high G) like the lovely Islander Koa (soprano) that I have an the concert Islander salted maple.

    So....for tenors I’m eyeing the Kala ebony, the Luna Koa, (higher than my price range though) and possibly the Islander Koa AT-4. I worry the neck is too thick for a tenor but I love the sound of Koa.

    I wonder if the Ebony would be my best option ? It’s hard deciding from select video clips online and I am not close to any instrument store. Also, Canadian suppliers would be my preference due to additional import charges that come with buying from US.

    I also came across some awesome sounding resonators such as the Kala Archback resonator, but that for now, is out of my budget range (Unless someone wants to part with theirs, which I highly doubt as it sounds outstanding!),

    Also on the radar are the Kala Ka-BFT Bocote, and the Leho Mahogany Arch back.

    Thanks for your input!
    Last edited by larabie23; 04-13-2018 at 04:49 AM.

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    I'd suggest you look at Mainland solid ukes for the price range you have set. I believe that all the ukes you mention are all laminate and won't sound much different from each other.

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    I recommend a Pono Tenor with a solid top ... post something here ... someone will be willing to sell you one of theirs.
    How bad is your UAS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uke Don View Post
    I'd suggest you look at Mainland solid ukes for the price range you have set. I believe that all the ukes you mention are all laminate and won't sound much different from each other.
    This. Yes, I'd suggest looking at Mainland solid ukes.
    Margaret, classical guitarist gone uke crazy

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    Or all solid Ohana. Mainland and Ohana are pretty much the same....construction wise.
    (Originally a Northern Yankee
    But now a good old southern boy)

    Martin IZ Commenorative Tenor
    Martin style 1 1950 soprano
    Koaloha Long Neck Soprano Koa
    Kamaka 100 year anniversary model hf-1
    Kanilea Concert Koa ( for sale )
    Southern Cross Banjo Concert

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    You say you own a Islander koa soprano that has the "rich" sound you love. Seems to me the same model in tenor size would fit the bill perfectly. When you have a specific sound in your head that you love it is hard to find that just anywhere. That being said the suggestion for Mainland in a solid mahogany is a great choice.
    Ukuleles.............yes please !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownUpDave View Post
    You say you own a Islander koa soprano that has the "rich" sound you love. Seems to me the same model in tenor size would fit the bill perfectly. When you have a specific sound in your head that you love it is hard to find that just anywhere. That being said the suggestion for Mainland in a solid mahogany is a great choice.
    You know, Iíve been thinking of that as well. As a former guitar player I find the soprano challenging sometimes and I have several concert sized already so as of now, I am leaning towards the tenor version of the soprano that I already have. The wider neck would be a welcome change to the two Kala tenors that I have.
    Luna Tatoo Mahogany UKETCMAH
    Kala Gloss Mahogany Tenor KA-TG
    Kala Travel Tenor KA-SSTU-T
    Kala Travel Soprano KA-SSTU
    Kala mahogany Soprano KA-SEMBK
    Islander Koa Soprano AS-4
    Islander Salted Maple Concert MAC-4
    Islander Tenor Koa laminate
    Kala Gloss Mahogany KA-SLNG
    Ohana Willow Concert 50-WG
    IZ Soprano
    Caramel zebra
    Outdoor Ukulele, soprano and tenor
    Oscar Schmidt OU5 Concert

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    Another option (in addition to the great suggestions already posted) would be a KPK.

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    I recommend Kala solid Mahogany baritone just because I have one to sell
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