Koa Collection

All of our Kala Elite USA Koa Collection ukulele are built by hand here at the Kala Shop in Petaluma, CA. The entire line are made from Solid Hawaiian Koa. The Series are differentiated by the grade of Koa used to build them. The KOA 1 Series features the lightest wood grain flaming and curling, the KOA 2 Series displays a more rich and full flaming and curling, and the KOA 3 Series exhibits the richest and fullest flaming and curling.

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Doghair Collection

Crafted by our luthiers as an homage to vintage Martin and Collings guitars, the Honduran Mahogany gets a thin finish or a color spray to fill the grains to embellish the natural wood grain. The simple approach of these ukulele reflects the enduring style of the classic guitars that inspired them. Handcrafted in the Kala Shop, the Doghair Collection receives the same care and attention as the rest of the Kala Elite USA Collection.

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Luthier Collection

Always striving to innovate, the Luthier Collection builds on the groundwork laid by the Kala Elite USA Koa Collection. Culling ideas from our talented artists and drawing inspiration from near and far, Kala is proud to introduce the Luthier Collection. The Luthier Collection lets our luthiers push the envelope with unique designs, woods, and inlays with attention in every detail. Each ukulele is handcrafted at the Kala Shop in Petaluma.

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Kala Elite USA


Our philosophy behind the design of the Kala Elite USA is based on The Sight, The Science, and The Sound. The Sight refers to the beauty of the grain, finish, and touches that initially catches the eye—the features that are treasured for generations. The Science refers to each part of the Kala Elite USA, from old-world craftsmanship and the use of modern technology we are able to produce the best ukulele possible. The Sound is the most important part of an instrument and the Kala Elite USA 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 luthiers in the world. Through trial and error, feedback and direction, we have created an instrument that marks a new standard in ukulele.


If you are looking to try out a Kala Elite USA ukulele or have already made up your mind which one you want, you can 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 USA models at these locations.