The banjo ukulele is recognized for its distinctive tone and ability to project sound in solo and ensemble settings. The banjo ukulele was originally designed by Alvin Keech in 1917 and was popularized by musicians such as George Formby and Roy Smeck. George Harrison favored the instrument in later years and recorded his song “Any Road” on banjo uke.
The Kala US banjo ukulele featuresvintage styling, a slim contoured mahogany neck, pau ferro fretboard, figured maple headstock overlay and a Remo 8” Banjo Head along with the highest quality North American sourced brass hardware and shells.
US-BNJ-KOA-C USA Koa Concert Banjo Ukulele
8” hoop diameter
Concert scale length
GraphTech NuBone XB Nut
Hand made in the Kala Custom Shop in California
Slim contoured mahogany neck
Pau Ferro fretboard
Figured maple headstock overlay
Remo Fiberskyn Head
Highly figured Koa on high grade Maple shell
Maple bridge with ebony cap
Made in the USA tuners
Nickel plated solid brass hardware
Custom gauge flourocarbon strings
Includes custom hard shell case
Scale: 15-1/2” (393.7mm)
Overall length: 25-1/4” (641.35mm)
Shell Diameter: 8” (203.2mm)
Shell Thickness: 3/8” (9.525mm)
Number of frets: 19
Fingerboard width at nut: 1-1/2” (38.1mm)
Fingerboard width at neck/ body joint 2” (50.8mm)
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