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moosers's review - Kala KA-SSTU-T Tenor

The Kala KA-SSTU-T Travel Tenor Ukulele is a thin body instrument that is designed for bringing on the go. I've only played this ukulele a few times, and haven't used it for recording or anything like that. This ukulele is in the thin body line of Kala instruments, as they've also got a soprano one and few others as well. This isn't an electrified instrument at all, as it doesn't have any pick ups.


My favorite part about the Kala KA-SSTU-T Travel Tenor Ukulele is definitely the feel of the neck. It's really fluid feeling and is incredibly easy to play. I'm definitely not a ukulele connoisseur, but I have played and a number of them and know enough about the instrument and stringed instruments in general to get a good idea of what a good playing one will feel like. It's got a wide neck since it's a tenor, making it a bit easier to play than a soprano, which is the type that I own. While I'm sure that there are better feeling ukuleles out there, I doubt you'll find too many of them at this price.


The tone of the Kala KA-SSTU-T Travel Tenor Ukulele isn't the most vibrant sounding instrument out there, but it still sounds pretty great. I haven't played too many high end tenor ukuleles, so I don't have much to compare it to when it comes to tenor ukuleles, but judging from playing this on it's own, it definitely has a nice and bright tone quality. The strings are nylon, as is the case with all ukuleles as far as I know, so if you play single notes it's reminiscent of a classical guitar. I play mostly chords on the ukulele, and the KA-SSTU-T has a great sound for getting that underlying ukulele texture.


I was definitely surprised to learn how cheap of a price the Kala KA-SSTU-T Travel Tenor Ukulele commands, as it's really reasonable. I own a different Kala soprano ukulele, but after playing this one it makes me wish that I could trade up to it, as it definitely has a much better feel and sound than my cheaper one. The difference in price really isn't much either. I can't say I'd recommend this to an experienced ukulele player, but if you're just looking to get started, this is the perfect tenor ukulele to go with.