Kala Introduces New Affordable U-Bass Models

Kala 2020 U-Bass Models

Kala expanded its lineup of U-Basses with two new entry-level models called the Nomad and the Scout. The ukulele-sized basses feature little to no-frills while retaining the U-Bass feel and sound.

The Nomad is set to be the most affordable U-Bass model with a U.S. price point around $199. “Made of Mahogany and stripped down to the bare essentials – this is our no-frills approach to U-Bass,” Kala writes. “Mahogany is focused, balanced, responsive and punchy for an unabashedly resounding U-Bass.” While it’s stripped-down, the Nomad still has a built-in pickup and Active EQ. It comes in a padded gig bag and strung with Aquila Thunderblack strings.

The Scout steps things up a big with a cutaway body shape and cream binding. It is also built with a mahogany neck and body as well as a rosewood fingerboard.

The Kala Nomad and Scout U-Bass models will be available later this year with expected street prices of $199 and $249.

Kala U-Bass Nomad Specs:

Top:Mahogany
Back & Sides:Mahogany
Neck:Mahogany
Finish:Satin
Fingerboard:Rosewood
Headstock:Standard
Bridge:Laurel
Nut:Graph Tech Nubone
Saddle:Composite
Tuners:Custom Black Die Cast
Strings:Aquila Thunderblack
Electronics:U•Bass Active Eq
Includes:Padded Gig Bag

Kala U-Bass Scout Specs:

Top:Mahogany
Back & Sides:Mahogany
Binding:Cream
Neck:Mahogany
Finish:Satin
Fingerboard:Rosewood
Headstock:Standard
Bridge:Rosewood
Nut:Graph Tech Nubone
Saddle:Composite
Tuners:Custom Black Die Cast
Strings:Aquila Thunderblack
Electronics:U•Bass Active Eq
Includes:Padded Gig Bag
Cutaway:Venetian

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