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BLEM - Bamboo Tenor Ukulele



Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews

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A “blem” instrument refers to an instrument that is completely functional and playable, but has one or more cosmetic flaws. This can range from a slight scratch or scratches, to a ding on the headstock, discoloration, or other visible flaws. The instruments in this section have blemishes and therefore are being offered at a discount. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please contact us within 10 days to return it for a refund. Cost of shipping applies.

Bamboo is the most eco-friendly wood choice for a ukulele. Highly renewable, Bamboo regenerates quickly without being replanted. The many-layered, straight grain of the wood gives this collection a natural, earthy look. Bamboo provides a bright tone with great volume, harmonics, projection and sustain. The strength of bamboo makes for an extremely durable and resilient ukulele. Available in soprano, concert, and tenor models.

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Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
Based on 3 reviews
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3 reviews
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    Scott Rogers (.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Excellent Ukulele, Cannot Find the Blemish

    Blemish: I've been over the uke top to bottom and side to side with a jeweler's loupe, and I cannot find any sign of an imperfection. I'm not going to bother removing the strings to inspect the underside of the nut & saddle or to peer inside the belly with a light. I'll just chalk it up to Kala's standards for defining a "blemish" are much, much higher than mine. To my eye, the uke is flawless.

    As to the uke itself, turns out bamboo is a wonderful tonewood. (Tonegrass?) The sustain lingers like a tuning fork. Tone is both punchy and sweet, and I'm feeling the vibration of notes on the back of the uke against my body like the antique koa heirloom uke I was blessed to handle one time in Maui. I bought this uke as a bit of a tonewood novelty to go along with my all-solid mango tenor pineapple uke, but Kala's bamboo tenor is no novelty. This is a high quality instrument; it might plausibly surpass my Kala all-solid acacia/cedar tenor as my main performing instrument.

    And sound quality aside, the looks are brilliant. Kala made the right choice keeping the uke simple and unadorned to let the visual quality of the bamboo shine. It plays like a treasured antique and looks like one too.

  • RW
    Randall W.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Beautiful bamboo tenor

    I needed my electron microscope to find the blemish. Seriously, the ukulele is gorgeous and unique, and the sound is bright with great resonance. An instant favorite! Thanks, Kala, for a fine instrument and good buying experience.

  • SW
    Scott W.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    3 years ago
    It sings!

    I was intrigued by the look and unique construction of the bamboo. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how bright the tone is. It’s really fun to play.

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