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B-Stock: Burst Finish Torrefied Spruce Top Ebony Tenor XL Ukulele


$2,469.99 MSRP $1,499.99

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Designed and handmade in the Kala Workshop in Petaluma, California, this Kala Elite USA Tenor XL ukulele looks as good as it sounds. With a Torrefied Spruce top and West African Ebony back and sides, this instrument was built to be loud, clear, and beautiful. The torrefaction treatment of the spruce improves the tone by speeding up the aging process which improves its resonance — also giving the spruce a warmer and darker, cedar-like appearance. The ebony is dark with strikingly unique patterns — from striped grain to persimmon-colored highlights. Other features include: Ebony fretboard, Padauk binding, and Brown Fluorocarbon Ukulele Strings (by Worth Strings — that are now standard on all Kala Elite USA Ukulele).
Our Tenor XL models have a longer neck, longer body, and wider lower bout compared to a traditional tenor ukulele. The 19” scale is especially comfortable for converted guitarists.

This particular Torrefied Spruce Top Ebony is special because of its burst finish. It is a blem because the burst is not “clean” around the purfling. There is grain showing and pitting at the fret markers. 

The Tenor XL is a newer ukulele size that’s been growing in popularity over the last few years. This unique size is larger than a traditional tenor ukulele. It offers even more comfort to those with larger hands. Our Tenor XL models come with a longer neck, a longer body, and a wider lower bout than traditional Tenor ukuleles. The longer neck has a 19" scale length and better fits the wider lower bout/longer body of this ukulele size. The Tenor XL also has a deeper and warmer sound with more resonance due to its increased lower bout size. Another benefit of this size increase is excellent string spacing and louder projection than traditional tenor sized ukuleles. The standard tuning of G/C/E/A still applies to the Tenor XL size.

Bag and Case Information

Fits ALL Kala BARITONE sized bags and cases

Size: Tenor XL
Top: Solid Torrefied Spruce
Back & Sides: Solid West African Ebony
Binding: Padauk
Rosette: Ebony & Padauk
Neck: Honduran Mahogany
Finish: UV-Cured Satin
Fingerboard: Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay: Padauk
Headstock: Standard
Headplate: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Padauk
Bridge: Ebony
Heel Cap: Padauk
Nut: Graph Tech NuBone®
Saddle: Bone
Tuners: Gotoh UPT with Black Oval Buttons
Strings: Kala Elite Brown Fluorocarbon by Worth with Low G
Electronics: N/A
Includes: Kala Elite Archtop Hard Case & D'Addario® Humidifier Pro

Scale Length: 19 inches, Overall Instrument Length: 28.5 inches, Body Length: 12.625 inches, Number of Frets: 18, Width at Upper Bout: 7 inches, Width at Lower Bout: 10 inches, Width at Waist: 5.9375 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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