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B-Stock: Satin Hawaiian Koa Tenor Ukulele

B-1KOA-T

$1,169.99 MSRP $699.99

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Blem Notes:

  • Significant scratches

The All-Solid Satin Hawaiian Koa Tenor features a wood grain with light curling and figuring with colors ranging from golden blonde to auburn red, and chocolate brown. Koa creates a sound with a clarity, crispness, and warmth that will open up over time. The sweet tone of Koa provides a brightness that makes its midrange shine through.

This Koa Tenor comes equipped with Kala custom vintage open gear tuners and Kala Elite Brown Fluorocarbon Strings by Worth with Low G. Each model comes in our sturdy, water-resistant Kala Transit Gig Bag with a plush interior and includes a D’Addario® Humidifier Pro. Preferred by professional musicians, the tenor adds a warmth and depth to the classic ukulele sound.

This is Koa Tenor ukulele is a blem because there it has significant scratches.

Bag and Case Information

Fits ALL Kala TENOR sized bags and cases

Specs
Size: Tenor
Top: Solid Hawaiian Koa
Back & Sides: Solid Hawaiian Koa
Binding: N/A
Neck: Honduran Mahogany
Finish: UV-Cured Satin
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay: Ivoroid
Headstock: Standard
Headstock Inlay: Ivoroid
Bridge: Rosewood
Heel Cap: Rosewood
Nut: Graph Tech NuBone®
Saddle: Bone
Tuners: Kala Open Gear with Chrome Button
Strings: Kala Elite Brown Fluorocarbon by Worth with Low G
Electronics: N/A
Includes: Kala Transit Gig Bag & D’Addario® Humidifier Pro
Measurements

Scale Length: 16.875 inches, Overall Instrument Length: 26.50 inches, Body Length: 11.875 inches, Number of Frets: 18, Width at Upper Bout: 7 inches, Width at Lower Bout: 9.375 inches, Width at Waist: 5.875 inches, Body Depth: 3 inches, Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1.5 inches, Fingerboard width at 12th Fret: 2 inches, Fingerboard Radius: Flat

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Reviewed by Alexandre N.
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Wow! Beautiful instrument. Great look and great sound.

I got a great deal on this B-stock Satin Koa Tenor because of a small blemish. This is my first time owning a high end solid koa uke. I have a travel Kala, a concert KoAlana, a nice spruce top tenor Romero, and a little soprano Lainika. This Kala was going to be the crown jewel of my collection, so I had high expectations. What I have to say is WOW.

Overall look and feel: This is a really really really nice instrument. I love the weight of this uke (a little heavier). It feels solid on the neck and body. The satin koa is very nice to the touch. You're not holding a piece of cardbox, you're holding a beautifully piece of carved wood. The koa is not as aesthetically fun as a flamed maple, or mango, or some of the other exotic woods, but it feels perfectly right on a uke. I feel like I have a piece of Hawaii in my living room. It's got the perfect traditional ukelele look.

Sound-wise, it's beautiful. This uke has great resonance. It's the loudest instrument of my bunch. The sound is clear and bright. Even if you're not a uke expert, just doing an open string strum you can tell it's has a superior sound. I like the fluocarbon strings and the sound of the low G when I strum it, but the wound low G makes that screeching noise when you slide over that string. That's really the only negative I have on the sound. I might actually just change it to the fluocarbon high G or use a different low G string.

I was wondering if a high end uke would really make a…

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