Our philosophy behind the design of the Elite is based on The Sight, The Science, and The Sound. The Sight refers to the beauty of the grain, finish, and touches that attract one to them initially, and the features that are treasured for generations. The Science refers to each part of the Elite, from old-world craftsmanship and the use of modern technology we are able to produce the best possible ukulele. The Sound is the most important part of an instrument and the Elite produces a clean, clear, beautiful tone.
Every story has a beginning…after talking and dreaming about making custom ukulele in California for several years, it became a reality for us when we started the process of apprenticing, training and consulting with some of the best Ukulele Luthier’s in the world. Through trial and error, feedback and direction, we have created an instrument that marks a new standard in ukulele.
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In our pursuit to build unique and compelling instruments, we partnered with some of our artists to mindfully design beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces. The Kala Elite Luthier Collection features one of these artist-inspired models—the Three Cord Strand ukulele built in collaboration with Twenty One Pilots. With plans already in motion for a Kala Custom Elite line, you’ll be able to design every aspect of your very own Custom Elite. Want to get inspired? Take a look through our Elite Gallery and begin imagining your custom ukulele today.
If you are looking to try out an Elite or already have made up your mind which one you want, check out our list of dealers to find them online or in stores now. You will be able to find our Hawaiian Koa models and some of our custom Elite’s at these locations.