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Kala KA-SAB-T-CE Ltd Ed All Solid Australian Blackwood Tenor Ukulele w/ Cutaway & EQ

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KALA AUSTRALIAN BLACKWOOD TENOR UKULELE.  
LIMITED EDITION ONLY AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA.
PRICE DROP NOW ONLY $899 
BONUS TWEED HARDCASE.

And YES I can ship to NZ, the USA or Canada for $99. 

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KALA JOINS THE RANKS OF FINE INSTRUMENT MAKERS USING AUSSIE BLACKWOOD.
I know that for years I’ve been asking Mike Upton and his team to make a ukulele of Solid Aussie Blackwood, and I'm not alone in this. 

Aussie Blackwood ranks right up there with Hawaiian Koa as a high-grade tonewood IMHO and the Aussie ukulele community has been persistent in asking for this ukulele series, persistence pays off.

This special Kala tenor ukulele is made entirely of Solid Australian Blackwood, sustainably harvested from the Otway ranges and available exclusively in Australia.
 


AUSTRALIAN BLACKWOODS REPUTATION FOR TONE
For over 40 years, renowned local manufacturers Maton have championed the use of Blackwood as an alternative tonewood. Several of their most prominent models feature Blackwood sides, backs or necks, and the company even introduced an all Blackwood range into their line-up back in 2017 to huge acclaim from players. Taylor and Cole Clark have also made use of Blackwood over the years, with the latter using it frequently for their Fat Lady and Angel models in conjunction with Bunya or even just as a pure Blackwood model to get the most out of its warm, rich and percussive tone.

HOW DOES IT SOUND
A warm, rich and percussive tone. Solid Australian Blackwood’s tonal qualities are similar to that of Hawaiian Koa. A durable stiff timber suited for percussive playing.

YES I AM ELECTRIC
A Fantastic Plugged-in tone from the Fishman Kula Pickup system. Specially designed for the ukuleles unique frequency range.

I PLAY LOW FAST AND EASY
This is one superb easy playing comfortable neck shape and fretboard, all with the renowned Kala attention to detail in fretting and Inlays.

About Australian Blackwood and why it is an excellent instrument wood.
One of the most prevalent tonewoods used by fine high-grade instrument manufacturers today, Blackwood (Acacia Melanoxylon) is an incredibly decorative timber found in Australia’s south-eastern regions.


Blackwood was first sourced by Australia’s Indigenous populations centuries ago to make spear-throwers and shields and is commonly used today to create furniture, cabinets and even boats. Most of the Blackwood sourced for Instrument manufacturers comes from plantations in the Otway Ranges in Victoria.


Blackwood is said to display a natural ‘fiddleback’ look and can often feature bold figuring, making it an increasingly viable alternative timber with many manufacturers.

It produces a warm, full tone and is exceptionally rich in the midrange, with many players and makers comparing Blackwood’s tonal qualities to that of Koa. Blackwood is also known for being a rather stiff timber that’s perfectly suited for percussive playing and is renowned for handling climate extremes better than many other Australian tonewoods.

The all-new full solid Australian Blackwood top, back and sides now made by KALA, exclusively offered only in Australia.

This full solid body offers a full and resonant tone, complemented with accurate intonations and overtones.

Built with a slotted headstock and beautiful inlays on the fretboard, topped with a light satin finish. 

This model is also equipped with the Fishman Kula System pickup, to amplify your playing or recording uses.

To top it off, it is fitted with D'Addario strings for a powerful tone.

  • TOP:   Solid Australian Blackwood
  • BACK & SIDES:   Solid Australian Blackwood 
  • FINISH:   Satin
  • NECK:   Mahogany
  • NUT:   Graph Tech NuBone®
  • SADDLE:   Composite
  • TUNERS:   Kala Vintage w/ Butterbean Buttons
  • HEADSTOCK:   Slotted
  • STRINGS:   D’Addario
  • ELECTRONICS:   Fishman Kula System
  • BINDING:   Purple Heart Binding
  • INCLUDES:   Kala Deluxe Olive Tweed Hard Case

TWEED HARDCASE
The durable Archtop Hard Case is the updated and improved version of our old hard cases. The Archtop Lid is more structurally sound, preventing contact to the top of the instrument when impacted.

The cushioned handle will help you carry your instrument and case comfortably and the plush interior will hold your instrument firmly in place without scratching or damaging it. The antiqued hardware gives the Archtop Hard Cases a vintage look. 

    My Guarantee from one uke player to another. We are family.

    I could sell lots of brands of Ukulele and Strings, but I don't, if the quality is not there, then I won't sell them.

    I truly believe I have sourced some of the best products in the Ukulele world. Quality Ukuleles from Kala Brand, Ohana and Flight will actually help you Play better, Learn faster and Sound great.

    I realise that Buying items online can be a daunting task, I take your trust seriously. And I feel confident enough in Kala Ohana and Flight Ukuleles to offer you this guarantee.

    "If you don't have a positive experience for any reason, I will do what it takes to make sure you are 100% satisfied with your purchase.
    And in 60 days of trying out your ukulele you don't like it, no hard feelings, love it or return it."
    Regards Christopher

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