Kala Elite Series KOA 1 Concert Ukulele, Gloss Natural

£659.00 RRP £1,029.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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  • Handcrafted in the USA Using All Solid Hawaiian Koa
  • Includes Plush Lined Hardshell Case For Storage & Transport
  • Concert Size Provides Fullness To Classic Ukulele Sound
  • Koa, Mahogany, & Rosewood Tonewoods Deliver Excellent Volume
  • Purchase Now to Save 370 GBP

Kala Elite Series KOA 1 Concert Ukulele, Gloss Natural

The Kala Elite Series KOA 1 Concert Ukulele's gloss finish offers extra durability while keeping the ukulele lightweight and environmentally friendly. Featuring a Hawaiian koa top, back, and sides, the Kala delivers the traditional ukulele crispness with plenty of volume and sustain. The mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard add to the koa's warmth, creating a mellow tone with complex highs and firm lows. The concert size makes the ukulele easy to handle, unlike its soprano counterpart, and provides a good balance of projection and fullness to the overall tone. The Kala Elite ukulele is fitted with a NuBone nut and bone saddle, enhancing the string sustain, resonance, and stability while custom made Kala open gear tuners make tuning quick and easy. Delivered in a plush lined case, the Kala Elite KOA 1 offers the traditional ukulele tone and style with Kala's design and craftsmanship.

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Elite Look

The Kala Elite series of ukuleles offer an amazing eye-catching design. The solid Hawaiian koa has a stunning grain with exceptional detail, making each one unique. The UV gloss provides a finish not only durable to frequent use, but lightweight and environmentally friendly too. From the oval pearloid inlays to the custom machine heads, the Elite series shows Kala's attention to detail and commitment, delivering a ukulele that looks as good as it sounds.

Elite Feel

The ukulele was built using a combination of traditional methods with modern design. The Kala KOA 1 is carefully crafted to have perfect intonation, balance, and feel for your playing. The mahogany neck is contoured for a more ergonomic feel on your hand, while the concert body size is carefully sculpted to resonate a balance of frequencies with a precise blend of clarity and overtones.

Elite Sound

While the Kala Elite series look beautiful, its main focus is the sound. The ukuleles are designed with premium quality sound for both picking and strumming styles. The combination of a rosewood fingerboard and Hawaiian koa body creates outstanding clarity, supported by rich overtones, complex highs, and thick creamy lows. Also adding a mahogany neck infuses the ukulele with a warm, mellow tone, creating a beautiful sound with plenty of depth and texture.

Elite Ukuleles

The ukulele originated from Hawaii and, over time, has appeared in both classic and modern music. It's easy to play due its lightweight body and balanced neck while its small size makes it easy to travel with. Kala has stayed loyal to the origins of this prestigious instrument by using Hawaiian Koa in their Elite series, as it’s one of the most tuneful timbers available. Each element of the Kala Elite series is designed with precision and care, ensuring each ukulele will last a lifetime.


Body & Bridge

  • Size: Concert
  • Top: Solid Hawaiian Koa
  • Back & Sides: Solid Hawaiian Koa
  • Bridge: Indian Rosewood
  • Finish: Natural, UV-Cured Gloss

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Honduran Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 15.5''
  • Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
  • Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl Ovals
  • Frets: 18
  • Nut: GraphTech NuBone
  • Nut Width: 1.5''
  • Headstock: Standard

Hardware & Accessories

  • Tuners: Kala Open Gear w/Chrome Buttons
  • Saddle: Bone
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Strings: Kala Elite Flurocarbon
  • Case Included: Plush Lined Hardshell
  • Accessories: Music Nomad Humilele Humidifier