A musical icon, Abe Laboriel, and one of the industry’s brightest new stars, Tal Wilkenfield, have joined Kala’s roster of U-Bass endorsees. Abe Laboriel has played on over 4,000 recordings and soundtracks and was described by Guitar Player Magazine as “the most widely used session bassist of our time”. In 2005, Abe was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music by the Berklee College of Music.
Tal Wilkenfeld has been widely hailed as “the rising star of the bass guitar”. She achieved international acclaim as the bassist for Jeff Beck. She has also accompanied Herbie Hancock and toured with Chick Corea at the age of 21. Jeff Beck has described her as “an astonishing talent”.
Abe has chosen the Kala Mahogany acoustic-electric while Tal favors the California Series USA made solid body natural finish 4-string. The U-Bass is Kala’s revolutionary line of 21 inch scale bass instruments that include the California, S-U-B, and acoustic-electric series.