New Uke Day (NUD) Kala Solid Cedar / Pau Ferro

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Recently got a Kala ASCP-T solid cedar top / solid Pau Ferro body. Pau Ferro is in the Rosewood family and is apparently more readily available and less expensive than Rosewood and is supposedly denser and punchier sounding.

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It has a very nice look.

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The fit and finish for this $379 tenor is very nice. It has a lovely satin finish with a mahogany neck and bindings as well as an ebony fingerboard. Very nicely finished all around.
It comes with D’Addario clear nylon strings. I wasn’t very impressed with the sound, pretty bright and thin. I decided to put on a set of Pepe Romero low G fluorocarbons with the wound G string.
I gave the ukulele and the strings a few days to settle and I’m amazed at the transformation. The resonance and depth of this instrument sounds like it comes from a much more expensive ukulele and its loud!
I’ve been picking it up and playing it a lot.
Very happy with what I’m hearing and expect it may improve more over time.
I’ve been burning up my many Kala Coins, ( I got thousands when I bought my Revelator) so with the 20% discount I felt this was a real bargain for just about $300.
 
That is beautiful. I bet is sounds as good as it looks too.
 
Wow, that is beautiful, congratulations!
 
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