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Thread: NUD: Kala USA Elite Custom Shop Myrtle/Spruce Tenor

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    Quote Originally Posted by slackkey007 View Post
    Yowza ... YOwza ... YOWZA!!! That is one HECK of a GORGEOUS uke!!! It SOUNDS as good as it looks, too!!! I should know ... because I've played it first hand!!! Great pics! And I also noticed that you changed the strings already, too! You didn't waste any time at all!!! Does the Aquila set that you put on it sound better than the previous set???
    The new Aquila Reds are great and work with the red accents!
    My uke family:


    Magic Fluke Firefly
    Kiwaya KTS-4 - for sale
    Martin 0 (1950s)
    Sailor Brand Spruce Tenor
    LoPrinzi Cherry Concert
    Kala USA Elite Custom Shop Myrtle/Spruce Tenor

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    Wow- that's one classy ukulele.
    "Everyone I know who is into the Ukulele is 'crackers' so get yourself a few and enjoy yourselves" - George Harrison


    the ukes and year of acquisition:
    Pono RTSH-C-PC Cedar/Rosewood tenor 2016
    Koaloha KSM-02 Koa longneck soprano 2016
    Blackbird Farallon with sound port 2017
    2008 Kiwaya KTC-02 Mahogany concert 2018
    aNueNue Moonbird Spuce/redwood concert 2018

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    Holy moly, Mineymole!
    Gorgeous. Heard good things about this one.
    Tracie

    Island Koa Instruments, prototype soprano, Peter Howlett #153
    Weymann soprano, 20's or 30's?
    Martin O, 1960's
    Kiwaya KTS-7
    Lanikai SPS-S spruce top
    Kanile'a K1 Concert
    Kamaka 1969 Tiki Concert
    Kala Elite 1MHG Concert
    Larrivee UT40MHO spruce/hog Tenor
    Guild Bari

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    Awesome!!!!
    Susie

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    Drop dead gorgeous
    Pono MCD

    KoAloha KTM-00

    Headcorn Ukulele Group http://www.headcornukulelegroup.org/

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    Beautiful. I'd love to find the concert version of this ukulele.
    My ukulele family.....
    Islander Acacia laminate soprano
    KoAloha concert - circa 2006
    Loprinzi cedar & rosewood concert
    Gary Gill concert scale tenor, Douglas Fir & Mahogany

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    Very nice indeed. A totally different level of instrument from the larger production run products ( some of which present good value in their own right). I had an all solid sycamore Kala Tenor as my 2nd Uke. I was quite impressed with that. Yours though is in the stratosphere in comparison. Congratulations on your new acquisition.
    "All worthwhile things in life should be easy to learn but hard to master"

    Boat Paddle ML tenor - Red Spruce over Cocobolo
    Barron River 8 string tenor - All Honduran Quilted Mahogany
    Collings UC2 Concert - All Mahogany
    Hoffmann Lutherie - Baritone - Master Grade Ebony and AAA Red Spruce
    Beau Hannam Custom Tenor - Vintage Hand Rubbed Sun Burst all Tassie Blackwood
    Barron River Tenor - Sugar Box Maple and Alaskan Cedar
    Hoffmann Lutherie - Concert - Angry Owl Ebony and Cedar

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollisdwyer View Post
    Very nice indeed. A totally different level of instrument from the larger production run products ( some of which present good value in their own right). I had an all solid sycamore Kala Tenor as my 2nd Uke. I was quite impressed with that. Yours though is in the stratosphere in comparison. Congratulations on your new acquisition.
    Agreed Hollis. The Kala Elites can go toe to toe with any custom build in the same price point. Brenda has one as does another member of our uke jam, I've played both and they sound great.
    Last edited by DownUpDave; 10-12-2018 at 12:55 AM.
    Ukuleles.............yes please !!!!

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    Kala Elite craftsmanship is impeccable
    They are definitely up in the class of a $3,000 + custom uke and of course they too are custom built in California .
    Brenda

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoloRule View Post
    Kala Elite craftsmanship is impeccable
    They are definitely up in the class of a $3,000 + custom uke and of course they too are custom built in California .

    I totally agree!!! I sold this exact uke to the OP. Super clean workmanship and amazing sound and projection for this particular model, which features Kala's x-bracing system specifically made for this USA Custom Shop model. My only wish is that Kala would offer slotted headstocks for their Custom Shop/Elite line. IMHO, slotheads give an instrument an understated look of elegance, sophistication, "High End" looks, and SEXINESS!!! Especially for ukes at this price point.

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