Kala Announces Bakithi Kumalo Signature U-Bass
Bakithi Kumalo and Kala Brand Music have teamed up to released the Bakithi Kumalo Signature U-Bass. Kumalo, who first made his mark on Paul Simon’s Graceland album, has been a U-Bass endorser for several years and helped to create the new signature model.
The B.K. U-Bass is solid-body fretless four-string with a 21″ scale. It’s built with a select ash body in an Espresso Brown finish, a maple neck, and a rosewood fingerboard. As with all U-Basses, Kumalo’s version utilizes the company’s proprietary polyurethane strings. It also sports a custom L.R. Baggs active EQ and pickup system. The bass is rounded off with Kumalo’s signature atop the headstock.
The Kala Bakithi Kumalo Signature U-Bass is made in the U.S. and ships in a custom deluxe gig bag. It will carry a list price of $1,099. For more info, check out the Kala U-Bass website.
Kala Bakithi Kumalo Signature U-Bass Specs:
- Made in USA
- GRAPH TECH Black TUSQ nut
- Tuners: Custom Hipshot
- Neck wood: Maple
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Electronics: Custom LR Baggs
- Body wood: Select Swamp Ash
- Finish: Espresso Brown
- Scale Length: 21″