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Solid Spruce Tenor Guitar

Model: KA-GTR

$259

Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 40 reviews

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For the ukulele enthusiast with an interest in acoustic guitar, and vice versa, the Kala Solid Spruce Tenor Guitar is the perfect place to start. Our Tenor Guitar is shorter and lighter than traditional tenor guitars, making it suitable for children and players with smaller hands and fingers, as well as for fingerpicking or strumming. The Solid Spruce top and Pau Ferro back and sides pair to give it a bold contrast in appearance and a crisp, rich tone. The standard tuning is CGDA, but it holds alternate tunings and open tunings just as well. Each Tenor Guitar comes in a gig bag.

The Tenor Guitar as an instrument has an eclectic and storied past as a specialty 4-string guitar in the bluegrass and folk genres. Popular contemporary players like Warren Ellis and Neko Case have helped to keep this instrument in the public eye.

Specs
Top: Solid Spruce
Back & Sides: Pau Ferro
Binding: Ivoroid
Neck: Mahogany
Finish: Satin
Fingerboard: Ebony
Headstock: Slotted
Nut: Bone
Saddle: Bone
Tuning: C-G-D-A
Measurements

Scale Length: 21.5 inches, Overall Instrument Length: 32.0 inches, Body Length: 15.75 inches, Number of Frets: 17, Width at Upper Bout: 9.0 inches, Width at Lower Bout: 12.0 inches, Width at Waist: 7.5 inches, Body Depth: 3.3125 inches, Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1.25 inches, Fingerboard width at neck/body joint: 1.625 inches

average rating 4.7 out of 5
Based on 40 reviews
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Reviewed by Stephen D.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Love my Kala Tenor Guitar!

I have owned several Kala ukuleles over the years, in all shapes and sizes. I often play music with friends who play guitars, and even with a pick-up and amp, the uke is hard to hear. That's no longer the case, as the Tenor Guitar is equipped with steel strings that project with a beautiful, chimey resonance. I restrung mine in a traditional GCEA format, so I was able to play the day I had it. Its a true bargain, stays in tune, and I like the classic look of the spruce top. I love the sound of this guitar so much, I'm considering adding a 2nd, in a different tuning....

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Reviewed by Brandt L.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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wonderful

I use this tenor guitar as an octave mandolin with four strings, I also use nylon strings. and there is no loss of good tone quality in the change from steel to nylon. The build and finish rate is just super given the price point, you couldn't ask for more. I've done my share of personal set up and touch up tricks as I've been a guitar repairman for over 50 years. The size and scale length make this guitar full of possibilities. Glad I bought it, Kala lives i Petaluma Ca. and I lived there for many years................................you can't go wrong with this company ! Brandt Larsen

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Reviewed by TomStunes
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Makes a great steel string baritone

Like that the scale is ( 21” ) closer to a standard baritone uke, than the 23” scale that is more common to tenor guitars. As the only bari player in my uke group it’s finally nice to HEARD ! Amazed it has an ebony fingerboard and bridge at this price point. Workmanship and set-up was very good, only thing I’d change would be a gloss finish to show off the attractive wood colorations of the back and sides - but that may be asking a lot at this price. Very pleased with the tone, volume and price, can’t think of anything that competes with it ( yes, I own other tenors that are much more expensive ).

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Reviewed by Lou A.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Kool little instrument

Very good quality for the price. The fit and finish as good as a mini martin or baby taylor. It is small think parlor sized guitar. With its well padded gig bag it travels well. Its small scale fretboard comes in handy when playing in fifths. It can also be tuned to an open G which can make strumming real easy. I was real sorry to have to sell it a few months ago for some much needed cash. It seems to be out of stock now, and I am having to make do with a more expensive and lesser tenor. If you can find one get it you will not be sorry.

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Reviewed by Dash A.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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I wanted a whole year to post this review.

I am in love with my tenor guitar. I come from playing the ukulele, don’t regret this beauty at all. Did some changes , I have it set as the last 4 of a regular guitar. DGBE, the chords change a bit but not hard at all. I am a happy customer.

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