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Kohala Deluxe Solid Top Tenor Acoustic Electric Ukulele

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Sizing Information

Soprano -Soprano is the smallest of the four ukulele body sizes and is the traditional ukulele size.  The Honu Soprano is perfect for kids learning ukulele or for adults who prefer the brighter tone of a traditional ukulele.

Concert -Concert ukuleles are currently the most popular ukulele body size worldwide.  Bigger than a soprano but smaller than a tenor, a concert uke is the perfect middle ground for most players.  This size is suitable for all ages, though small children may be better suited to a soprano.

Tenor -Tenor ukuleles are exploding in popularity thanks to the full, deep sound produced by their larger body size.  Bigger than the concert, the tenor is great for teenagers and adults that are looking for the most volume from their ukulele and extra space for their fingers on the fretboard.

Baritone -As the name suggests, a baritone ukulele is the largest and deepest sounding of all of the ukulele sizes.  Usually tuned like the highest four strings of a guitar (DGBE), rather than the GCEA tuning found on most ukes, a baritone is great if you have a background in guitar because you won't have to learn any new chord shapes.  They are also very fun if you are a ukulele player looking to experiment with a different tone.

Sizing Information

Soprano -Soprano is the smallest of the four ukulele body sizes and is the traditional ukulele size.  The Honu Soprano is perfect for kids learning ukulele or for adults who prefer the brighter tone of a traditional ukulele.

Concert -Concert ukuleles are currently the most popular ukulele body size worldwide.  Bigger than a soprano but smaller than a tenor, a concert uke is the perfect middle ground for most players.  This size is suitable for all ages, though small children may be better suited to a soprano.

Tenor -Tenor ukuleles are exploding in popularity thanks to the full, deep sound produced by their larger body size.  Bigger than the concert, the tenor is great for teenagers and adults that are looking for the most volume from their ukulele and extra space for their fingers on the fretboard.

Baritone -As the name suggests, a baritone ukulele is the largest and deepest sounding of all of the ukulele sizes.  Usually tuned like the highest four strings of a guitar (DGBE), rather than the GCEA tuning found on most ukes, a baritone is great if you have a background in guitar because you won't have to learn any new chord shapes.  They are also very fun if you are a ukulele player looking to experiment with a different tone.

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Acacia has long been one of the most popular tonewoods used on higher end ukuleles and it's easy to see why.  Visually striking and tonally rich, each piece of acacia has its own characteristics, making each instrument built with it unique.  For our Kohala Deluxe series, we have paired the all acacia body with abalone style purfling and rosette and flame maple binding.  The installed UK-500T pickup system includes a built in tuner with 3-band EQ and is powered by included lightweight CR2032 batteries.  As with all Honolua Ukuleles, it includes premium features designed to produce the best tone possible at an affordable price, including solid acacia top for greater volume and better tone, bone nut and saddle for better clarity and sustain, open back machine heads for tuning precision and eco-friendly wood selections.

The Highlights
  • Solid figured acacia top, figured acacia back and sides
  • UK-500T pickup system with built-in tuner and 3-band EQ
  • Gold open gear tuners for accurate tuning
  • Abalone Style Rosette and Purfling
  • Maple body binding front and back
  • Bone nut and saddle for increased resonance
  • Aquila strings
  • Bridge pins for easy string changes
  • Dual gold strap pins
  • 5 mm padded gig bag included
  • Includes free digital download for our ebook "Ukulele: A Quick Start Guide" PLUS free registration to "Ukulele Bootcamp" video lesson online course
  • Tree planted for every ukulele sold
Full Specs
  • Body Shape - Tenor
  • Top Wood - Solid Figured Acacia
  • Body Wood - Figured Acacia
  • Neck - Mahogany
  • Nut Width - 1.375"
  • Fretboard and Bridge - Black Walnut
  • Body Binding - Maple
  • Rosette - Abalone Style
  • Nut and Saddle - Bone
  • Tuning Heads -Gold Open Gear
  • Tuning Buttons - Cream
  • Fretboard Inlays - White
  • Bridge Pins - Cream w/ Black Dots
  • Strap Pins - Gold, Heel and Base
  • Pickup - UK-500T
  • Gig Bag - 5 mm Padded Included

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Model - Kohala

Kohala Series

The Kohala has all of the aesthetic upgrades of the Mano, including solid top, maple binding, gold tuners, and dual strap pins, but it’s built with acacia wood instead of mahogany. Acacia is revered for its beautiful, full tone and we’ve added abalone-style trim around the body.

For more information on our models and the differences between them, check out our Buyer's Guide section on models here.

Size - Tenor

After a surge in popularity in the last couple of years, the tenor is poised to become the biggest selling uke body size soon.  At 26", it is another increase in size from the concert (at 24").  The benefits of that larger size: you get even more room on the fingerboard to shape the chords and the larger body provides even more resonance, volume and depth.  The tenor ukulele will sound quite a bit deeper than the other options, so it strays a bit from traditional ukulele tone.

For help choosing the right size, click "Size Me Up" beside the price above, or check out our Buyer's Guide section on sizing here.

    Hawaiian inspired and carefully designed

    We are very proud that every one of our ukuleles includes an impressive list of included features:

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    Premium Tonewoods

    Carefully selected woods provide a warm, full tone

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    Bone Nut & Saddle

    A bone nut and saddle, rather than plastic, provides more volume, tone and clarity

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    Precise Tuners

    High quality, open-back tuners give you more time to play and less time tuning

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    Easy Restring Bridge

    Ukulele restrings are a breeze thanks to our easy restring bridge

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    Gig Bags Included

    All ukuleles include a padded gig bag for safe, easy transport and storage

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    Free Ukulele Ebook

    Learn to play songs you know and love in no time with the included ebook and access to a free online video lesson course

    Every ukulele plants a tree

    Honolua Ukuleles is a proud partner of One Tree Planted. For every ukulele sold, a new tree is planted.

    Customer Reviews

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    Shannon Simpson
    So impressed!

    I've had this ukulele for about 6 months now and while I have many ukes (different brands, woods and sizes) I find myself consistently reaching for this one. It has a warm, rich tone, with a beautiful ringing upper register. Intonation is excellent all the way up the fret board and the full sound projects beautifully. The comfort and quality in hand is excellent! So happy with this purchase...AND Dave and the team at Honolua offer above-and-beyond service that's sure to perfect your experience!

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    Robert Adshade
    A great instrument

    This uke is exactly what I had wanted. It has a full, rich tone, the ability to be played amplified or unplugged and is an attractive instrument that will not look out of place on stage beside my guitars. I am very happy with this purchase.

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    Andreea Aleksanteri
    very clear sound

    It's a light body, smaller than my other tenor. It looks nicer in reality than in the pictures. The wood has nice reflections that are hard to capture in a photo. The sound is so crystal clear you can't hide any mistakes if you play finger style so it's excellent for practice and mobility.

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    Teresa O.
    Tenor Ukulele

    Beautiful instrument! Got the Acacia acoustic electric tenor with low G strings. Customer service is excellent. From ordering on line to shipping the item, the process was smooth and without delay.

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    Elio Cozzi
    My New Kohala Tenor Ukelele

    Just received my new tenor Kohala acoustic electric ukulele. It looks and sounds great, with a fuller and richer sound than my first ukulele which is the Honolula Honu concert. I enjoy playing both , and all my Honolua ukes are great value for me as a new ukulele student. My Honu has a high g string and I went with a low g on my new Kohala tenor.

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