Kala Introduces Bamboo U-Bass

Kala Bamboo Fretted U-Bass

Kala released a new U-Bass this year that they say is their most sustainable choice. The ukulele-sized acoustic/electric bass guitar is made entirely out of bamboo.

“Highly renewable, Bamboo regenerates quickly without being replanted—sometimes growing up to three feet per day!” they write. “The straight grain of this “grass” is actually stronger than most hardwoods. Our Bamboo U•BASS® is beautifully natural-looking with clean lines and bamboo from top to bottom—from the headstock to the fretboard to the saddle.”

The bass is almost entirely built from bamboo, including the body, neck, fingerboard, and bridge. Kala goes on to say that bamboo makes a bright tone with “great volume, harmonics, projection and sustain.” Other features include a Graph Tech NuBone, a U-Bass Active EQ system, and Aquila Thunderblack strings.

The Kala Bamboo Fretted U-Bass is available now with a street price of $299.99.

Kala Bamboo Fretted U-Bass Specs:

Nut:Graph Tech NuBone
Electronics:U-Bass Active EQ
Strings:Aquila Thunderblack
Case:Deluxe Padded Bag

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