No longer available Kala Revelator™ Nautilus Limited Master Grade Koa Tenor Ukulele

Price
$1,500 shipped insured to lower 48
Shipping
Included
Location
Galveston, TX USA
Size
Tenor

Rkrout

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Well, the tax man cometh and did taketh. It pains me to sell this recent acquisition but I must. It is a Kala Revelator Limited Master Grade Koa - simply gorgeous with the koa, ebony, and extra inlays. I see no marks on this whatsoever. Plays so smooth and sounds great acoustic or plugged in. I paid the big bucks for this special edition ($1,999), and Kala is not still selling the Revelator in this configuration. This was part of a limited run, as Korina has tended to be the primary wood type. This Limited Master Grade model features a koa top, all Honduran Mahogany body, and ebony bridge, fingerboard and headplate. Also unique to this piece is an custom headstock flower inlay of Abalone and Pearl—with Pearl Nautilus fretboard symbol and Kala headstock logo, as well as Gold Grover tuners. A fellow UU member noted a detail that I did not realize - “the inside (where the logo is) stained to match the color of the soundboard. So many of the Relevators seem to have an "unfinished wood" look in that area.”. Thanks dancephoto for noticing that.

The last photo is of this uke still at Kala in their custom shop, as I wanted to see the exact one they had for sale - was just one of these in this koa Master Grade configuration available. Strung with Worth clears and Aquila wound low G string. Photo for Kala website shows the model but not this exact uke. Will ship insured to lower 48 states in original Kala box with the very supportive gig bag. PayPal F&F please.
 

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One very nice thing (unless it is a quirk of the photography/lighting, your instrument seems to have the inside (where the logo is) stained to match the color of the soundboard. So many of the Relevators seem to have an "unfinished wood" look in that area.
 
Good eye and question. Yes, just looked and that is the case that that inside section is stained and smooth. It is a nice detail.
 
I love the Revelator voice with Korina. Always wondered if the wood is the bigger part of it's sound or the Revelator design. I guess for $1500 I could find out! Think I'll just be satisfied with my Korina...
 
Yes, love the koa and the Master Grade extras - I’m sure yours sounds great as well!
 
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