Kala KA-JTE Archtop Series Tenor Ukulele - 2-Tone Sunburst

Archtop Tenor Ukulele with Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Onboard Electronics - 2-Tone Sunburst
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Kala KA-JTE Archtop Series Tenor Ukulele - 2-Tone Sunburst image 1
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Kala KA-JTE Archtop Series Tenor Ukulele - 2-Tone Sunburst
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A Stunning Archtop A/E Ukulele

Are you looking for a great-sounding, great-looking tenor ukulele? Kala has your uke! The beautiful Archtop Ukulele KA-JTE plays easily, sounds absolutely amazing, and looks incredible. This spruce-topped instrument has a mahogany back and neck, and you'll really appreciate its smooth rosewood fingerboard. Two classic F-holes adorn the top, and white pearloid binding adds a very classy finishing touch. The combination of premium tonewoods and expert craftsmanship makes this Archtop Ukulele KA-JTE sound far bigger than it looks (as does its onboard Shadow electronics). You'll draw a crowd wherever you play it!

Kala Archtop Ukulele KA-JTE Tenor Ukulele Features at a Glance:
  • 2-Tone Sunburst
  • Satin finish
  • 17" tenor scale (distance from nut to saddle)
  • 26-1/2" overall body length
  • 11-7/8" body length
  • 6-7/8" upper bout
  • 9" lower bout
  • 5-1/2" waist
  • 2-5/8" to 3-1/8" arched-back body depth
  • 1-3/8" fingerboard width at nut
  • Spruce top
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • White pearloid binding
  • 18 silver-nickel frets
  • Fret position marks at 5th, 7th, 10th, and 12th frets on top side of fingerboard
  • Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • Mahogany neck
  • Abalone palm tree inlay at 12th fret
  • Classic F-holes
  • Lightweight Shadow active Nano-Flex EQ system
  • Chrome die-cast sealed-gear tuners
  • Premium Aquila NYLGUT strings
Kala's Archtop Ukulele KA-JTE sounds fantastic - acoustically or plugged in!

Additional Media

Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Size Tenor
Finish Satin
Top Material Spruce
Back & Sides Material Mahogany
Binding Material White pearloid binding
Neck Material Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Scale Length 17"
Nut Width 1.375"
Tuners Chrome die-cast tuners
Overall Length 26.5"
Body Length 11.875"
Upper Bout Width 6.875"
Lower Bout Width 9"
Waist Width 5.5"
Body Depth 3.125"
Electronics Shadow Active Nano-Flex EQ System
Strings Premium Aquila Nylgut Strings
Manufacturer Part Number KA-JTE/2TS

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

Exquisite little instrument!

Got mine while visiting Hawaii and immediately fell in love with it! The arch top look is way cool, and it plays and sounds great! Very well crafted too!
5/5

A Real Sweetheart

Everyone seems to fall in love with this little guy. It certainly has a cool 1920s vibe about it, as well as it's jazz box feel. Beyond it's attractiveness, it has real versatility in that it sounds great acoustically but also comes with a nice sounding pickup and built in preamp. The Gotoh-style closed tuners are high quality, and precise. I can't imagine any not loving this uke, especially for jazz.
Music background: professional musician, university music professor.
5/5

Lanai Country

Wanting a fantastic loud and low sound
Music background: Hobbyist
3.5/5

Love it!

Have been playing Uke for about 11 years now and am always on the look out for something new and different, I know that says alot about me LOLAnyhow, this Uke has great sound, I love the highs on this one. Makes it sound like your playing a concert but with the comfort of the Tenor size. My only complaint, I had some buzz and thought is was that the action was too low. Changed out the saddle for a taller one which got rid of the string buzz but my electronics still had a buzz. I ended up sending it back to Kala and they repaired it and returned it, via my local music store, and it only cost me shipping. So a good experience with Kala and their support. All in all I love the style and sound of this Uke, it has now become my go to uke for amped playing and my church's worship team is very happy to have their Uke player back in business!One other note, Kala has stopped makming this model/style so get them and keep them while they're in stock. Could be a collector some day :)
Music background: Life long Musician Vocals, guitar, Uke, Piano, Bohdran, Penny Whistle . . .)
See also: Ukeleles, Kala, Kala Ukuleles