Kala Introduces New Electric Acoustic U-Basses… Kala adds more bass with less space with the addition of five new models to the U-BASS™ line of Acoustic Electric 21” scale bass instruments. New models include Sunburst, Gloss Black, Solid Spruce Top HH (Hutch Hutchinson Model), Spalted Maple, and Exotic Mahogany. The Sunburst, Spruce Top HH, and Gloss Black all come with solid spruce tops and mahogany back and sides. The Spalted maple features a solid spruce top and maple back and sides while the Exotic Mahogany body is assembled from Kala’s exotic looking mahogany wood.
The Hutch Hutchinson model incorporates special features that include a cutaway neck design and custom louvered sound hole openings on its spruce top. Hutchinson is the longtime bass player for Bonnie Raitt and a renowned session player. About the U-BASS™ Hutch states, “The U-Bass is a true innovation in the world of bass. They are really fun to play, sound great live or in the studio, and are extremely portable.”
Each bass is available in 4 string fretted models and feature Kala’s proprietary Polyurethane Strings, a custom Shadow pickup system, Rosewood fingerboard and bridge, custom tuners, and solid mahogany neck. U-Basses meet all airline carry on requirements and include a deluxe custom gig bag with every model. The new basses will be available early in 2012