The Kala Elite USA captures the eye with its striking beauty
We are using Solid Hawaiian Koa for all of our current offerings. We are using a modern UV finishing process that brings out the unique appearance of each instrument with incredible clarity. The UV finish is sprayed on in thin coats and uses far less material than a typical lacquered instrument. In essence, a UV finish is far less impactful to our environment than other finishes. It also keeps the instrument lightweight while providing a very hard durable finish. The Kala Elite USA instruments range from understated beauty to graceful appointments.
The Kala Elite USA is designed and engineered to feel amazing and play easily
The fret spacing, nut placement, and saddle positioning are all calculated to give the Kala Elite USA ukulele the best intonation possible on any ukulele on the planet. This in combination with the Kala 16:1 and 14:1 ratio tuners and fluorocarbon strings allow these ukes the freedom to play tunes...in tune. The concert and tenor feature a 1.5” fingerboard width and custom string spacing that gives your fingers extra room to navigate comfortably on the fretboard. The Honduran Mahogany neck has been contoured and tapered to fit in your hand smoothly and comfortably with plenty of access to low and high notes.
The Kala Elite USA is created to produce the fullest, richest, and warmest sound
The tops are built to resonate in symphony with the entire instrument. The braces are designed to reduce weight while giving the instrument proper strength and stability. The back is slightly arched to focus the sound up and out of the instrument. The fluorocarbon strings provide a clear, bell-like sound. We are using the string-through bridge string tying method. Instead of the string being tied on top of the bridge, the string is knotted at the end. This makes contact with the underside of the bridge, transferring the string vibration more effectively to the top. This vibration transfer is key to allowing maximum resonance. In essence, a Kala Elite USA ukulele is created to act like an audio speaker cabinet—projecting sound, tone, and musical nuance to the listener.