Kala KA-SA-C Solid Acacia Concert Ukulele. In all solid Acacia wood with a satin finish and beautifully arched back, this is a stylish and high quality concert ukulele from Kala and one of our favourites here at the Duke of Uke.
Using the attractively patterned dark honey coloured Acacia wood, Kala create an instrument that combines rich, Koa-like tones with the open resonance of Mahogany. Also called the Mimosa or Shower Tree, these tropical trees are cousins of the Hawaiian Koa tree. They have gorgeous striped patterns of light and dark brown and have a deep colourful tone that match their visual beauty.
As well as being constructed of high grade all solid woods, the attention to detail in this ukulele is impeccable. With an elegant satin finish, maple binding with nicely designed herringbone purfling and rosette, and custom design fret position markers, it has a prestige about it to match its sophisticated and confident tone.
This is an excellent addition to Kala s higher end range of instruments, beautifully designed, finished and a joy to play. Highly recommended.
Laura and Paul from Duke of Uke were great with processing my order and getting back to me with my questions.
As for the Uke itself. At the time of purchase, this item was listed as: Kala KA-ASAC-C Solid Acacia Concert Ukulele. What I received was Kala KA-SA-C Solid Acacia Concert Ukulele. So there was some confusion. Kala no longer use rosewood in their products because of the CITES prohibition on all species of Rosewood (Dalbergia). In the case of the Kala KA-SA-C any rosewood has now been replaced with Walnut. It is not a particularly dark wood so the inlays don't quite 'pop' as they might have with the rosewood. But it is still very pretty.
Overall, I am over the moon! It arrived at my office on time and in great condition, almost still in tune. It plays beautifully, one of my colleagues couldn't put it down. Can't wait until I finish work and get it home. So exited to play! :D
Nice looking uke with a lovely warm tone