The ukulele (/ ˌ juː k ə ˈ l eɪ l i / YOO-kə-LAY-lee; from Hawaiian: ʻukulele [ˈʔukuˈlɛlɛ], approximately OO-koo-LEH-leh) is a member of the lute family of instruments. It generally employs four nylon strings. The ukulele is a small guitar-like instrument, which was introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants,from Madeira.
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As the most recognizable and trusted name in ukulele, Kala has more unique models to choose from than any other brand in the world! Musical icons across genres choose to play Kala instruments—Twenty One Pilots, Vance Joy, and Prince’s former bassist, Nik West, to name a few.
We know it isn’t Hawaii, the birthplace of the ukulele, but it’s the birthplace of our ukulele—the handmade Kala Elite USA ukulele. We are introducing several new uke additions in 2018. We have 4 new KA-15 models including a Black Satin Stain Soprano, Concert and Tenor sizes, and a long neck Soprano!
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A resonator ukulele or "resophonic ukulele" is a ukulele whose sound is produced by one or more spun aluminum cones instead of the wooden soundboard (ukulele top/face). These instruments are sometimes referred to as " Dobro ukuleles," however the term "Dobro" is currently trademarked by the Gibson Guitar Corporation.
Both Road Toad and Kala are companies that make both traditional 'ukuleles as well as bass instruments created with ukulele-style bodies combined with large diameter polyurethane strings tuned to standard double bass or electric bass E-A-D-G tuning.
The Kala line continues to grow and expand with ukulele in any price range. Known for high-quality ukulele that sound great, we offer many styles, finishes, and woods to choose from. Free Shipping on orders of $99 or more in the lower 48 states
The Crossover collection provides a wonderful variety of unique ukulele instruments that are sure to catch the eye and the ear. Consisting of models like the Kala Archtop, banjo ukulele, and vintage looking Kala Resonator - this category is perfect for the player looking to stand out from the rest of the crowd.
Kala is a very popular brand of ukuleles here in the islands. It is easy to see why after you play one, and then look at the price tag. Novice to professional appreciate these ‘ukulele for their sound, comfort, and stylish design.