Kala KA-15T Review

The Kala ka-15t is a mahogany concert ukulele that has a beautiful, warm tone. It has a traditional Hawaiian style and is perfect for beginners. This uke has a great build quality and the sound is very nice. In this review we will take a deeper look into the KA-15T’s sound, quality, specs, and summarize everything with some pros and cons.

Pros

Cons

  • Great high and mid frequencies

  • Warm, bright tone

  • Good feel and playability

  • Not too expensive

  • Weak low end frequencies

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Specs

  • Strings Aquila Nylgut
  • Number of Strings 4-Strings
  • Right/Left Handed Right
  • Top Mahogany
  • Back Walnut
  • Sides Walnut
  • Neck Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Rosewood
  • Number of Frets 18
  • Bridge Walnut
  • Bridge Saddle Material Graph Tech NuBone
  • Scale Length 16.968″
  • Nut Width 1.39”
  • Nut Material Graph Tech NuBone
  • Finish Satin Mahogany
  • Hardware Finish Chrome

Build Quality

The Kala ka-15t is a tenor size ukulele with a mahogany body, mahogany neck and satin mahogany finish. It has walnut sides / back, and rosewood fretboard. The instrument features aquila strings which are known for their durability and clarity. The tuning pegs are sealed to protect the instrument from moisture and dirt that can get inside the instrument. Overall, the build quality is great for the price you pay, if you’re looking for an affordable yet great quality uke the Kala ka-15t should definitely be on your radar.

Sound

The Kala ka-15t has a bright, warm tone with little string buzz. It projects well to produce a very clear and resonant sound, exactly what you’re looking for from a tenor ukulele. It doesn’t sound thin, which is a trap many tenor ukes fall into. The low end frequencies aren’t super strong, but again this is usually the case with tenor ukuleles, you have to make a sacrifice somewhere! Overall, great sound for the price, no complaints.

Kala Company Background

Kala has been a premier manufacturer of ukuleles since 1975. The company’s primary focus is on ukuleles and guitar accessories, but they also have a large selection of other stringed instruments, including harps, banjos and mandolins.

Kala offers a variety of models for different budgets and playing styles. They have both acoustic and electric models available in the US market.

The company’s headquarters are located in California and they maintain retail stores in Hawaii, California, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut. They also sell their products through distributors worldwide.

Conclusion

The Kala ka-15t is a great budget tenor ukulele option. Hopefully this article helped you determine if it would be a good fit for you. If not, check out this list of other tenor ukulele options.

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