Kala KA-RES-BRS Resonator Ukulele Series - Brass

Tenor Resonator Ukulele with Mahogany Body and Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, Custom Aluminum Spun Cone, Brass Resonator Cover, Rosewood Biscuit, and Maple Saddle - Mahogany Sunburst
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A Unique and Stylish Uke

Totally redesigned for 2014, the Kala Tenor Resonator Ukulele's lightweight aluminum resonator cone will provide you with a unique, robust tone that is louder and more distinctive than the typical wooden uke. Additionally, the Tenor Resonator's stylish brass resonator cover and stunning figured mahogany body will be sure to attract attention. A serious uke with distinctive looks and sound, the Kala Tenor Resonator Ukulele's robust tone will ensure that your performance is always a memorable one.

Kala Tenor Resonator Ukulele at a Glance:
  • The Resonator Uke provides a loud and distinctive tone
  • The Tenor Uke is the perfect size - not too big, not too small
  • Kala produces expertly-crafted ukeleles
The Resonator Uke provides a loud and distinctive tone

Rather than utilizing a wooden soundboard like a standard ukulele, a resonator ukulele utilizes spun aluminum cones to produce its tone. Resonator ukes were originally designed to be louder than conventional ukuleles so they wouldn't be overwhelmed by other instruments during a performance. Resonator ukuleles also produce a different and distinctive tone quality. Although resonator ukuleles resemble lap steel guitars, these ukes are typically played in a conventional manner, rather than in a flat or bottleneck style.

The Tenor Uke is the perfect size - not too big, not too small

The concert ukulele - one size larger than the original soprano - was introduced in the 1920s as an "enhanced" soprano, sporting a louder, deeper tone with more body and richness. In the quest for even more volume and deeper bass, the tenor came along shortly thereafter. You'll find (much to your delight) that the Kala Tenor Resonator Ukulele gives you robust volume for its relatively diminutive size, along with deliciously clear ukulele tone.

Kala produces expertly-crafted ukeleles

Kala is all about the uke. The company lives and breathes ukulele - ukes are all they make, and they make them exceedingly well. In fact, Kala is in no small part responsible for the strong resurgence of interest in the uke that's been going on since the mid 1990s. They design and manufacture over 120 different models made from a variety of woods, including lacewood, koa, mango, mahogany, flame/spalted maple, bocote, acacia, and the classic spruce top/rosewood back and sides combo.

Kala Tenor Resonator Ukulele Features:
  • Brass resonator cover for an eye-catching appearance
  • Comfortable mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard allows for ease of playing
  • Custom aluminum spun cone for a loud and distinctive tone
  • Rosewood biscuit and maple saddle generate a strong fundamental tone with simple overtones
Strum in style with the Kala Tenor Resonator Ukulele!

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Tech Specs

Size Tenor
Finish Satin
Top Material Mahogany
Back & Sides Material Mahogany
Binding Material Pearloid
Neck Material Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Strings Aquila
Manufacturer Part Number KA-RES-BRS

Customer Reviews

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"Clear and sound projecting"
Music background: Guitar, piano, violin, ukulele and harp.

Great Value

I've played several of the resonator uses available now including the Myamoe, National, Kala, and Gretsch and a couple others whose name I don't remember. Needless to say, I have a wide range of price points to compare. Kala has once again delivered a superb uke at extremely low price point. All around, you are going to find more better sound without moving into the solid metal Nationals or the custom builds such as Myamoe. And even then, you won't be getting more goodness equal to your money. The downside is the same as with all Kala uses: The tuners. They could have installed better tuners... But still, this is a great value. You can easily swap in a better set of tuners and be well under the budget of other ukes. The only other thing that I would like to see with this and with any other resonator uke would be a pickup of some sort. I'm a live performer and having the ability to plug in is a must for me. But, again, you can add this for not much and get a banging uke!
Music background: Performer, educator on ukulele and guitar.

a moderatly priced PRO-level Uke

I play a few string instruments (mostly guitar, banjo (4&5), and mando) but only dabble in uke. I prefer tenors or baritones and really do not deal with concert or soprano ukes. I have owned one or two tenors over the years but none so rich in tone and as robust in presence as this Kala. For $300 you will not end up with some 'toy'. This thing competes with the sound of some full size classical guitars. The action is great out of the box. I chose the brass reso cover plate because it adds a touch of "boutique-ness" that the clinical "metallic gray" cover does not (at least to my way of viewing it.) IF YOU ARE SEARCHING FOR A REASONABLY PRICED, EASY PLAYING, PRO-LEVEL UKE...well, you've found it. Not to forget THE old blues-soaked delta guitar-factor...now put on your favorite Hawaiian Shirt and head down to THE CROSSROADS.
Music background: playing as far back as 1960's in Greenwich Village clubs.
See also: Ukeleles, Kala, Kala Ukuleles