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Kala Elite USA Poi Pounder

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The Poi Pounder is part of Kala's Elite USA series, which are handmade in Petaluma, CA.

While Kala is best known for their entry-level ukuleles, the craftsmanship on their US-made Elite models is top notch and right on par with more established builders like Martin and Kamaka.

The Poi Pounder features a highly-flamed solid koa body with padauk binding and inlays.

Pau ferro fingerboard. 

Gotoh geared UPT tuner offer smooth, tight tuning in a tiny, stylish package.

This is a gorgeous ukulele with a tone to match, and we think it's one of the best values in the world of high-end ukes.

Includes hardshell case.

Kala's Description

Inspired by the traditional Hawaiian pestle used to pound taro root into poi paste, the Poi Pounder Series is made from the finest Hawaiian Koa.

The Koa features the fullest and widest curling of any model we offer, hand-selected by our passionate luthiers. The binding and inlay are made from African Padauk, while the rosette is a Padauk/koa swirl.  The striking Poi Pounder-shaped end graft highlights the beautiful, reserved padauk trim.

Each comes in a black alligator archtop hard case with a crushed velvet interior and includes a D’Addario® Humidifier Pro.

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    Why shop at Avenue Guitars for your next acoustic instrument?

    Family Owned for 40 Years

    Avenue Guitars has been family owned and operated for nearly 40 years by John Ramsey. These days he gets help from his son, Sean, and his wife, Pam.

    Check out our About Us page to learn more about our history. 


    John and Sean bring a combined 50 years of experience to the table. We're happy to take the time answer any questions you might have before the sale, and we operate on a strict no-pressure policy.

    Feel free to call (719-634-2228) or email (mail@avenueguitars.com) if you'd like to know more about this instrument!


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    As a small, all-acoustic shop, we're able to offer a quiet and relaxed shopping experience. We don’t have an acoustic room because our store is the acoustic room!

    We strive to keep our inventory in clean, playable, and in pristine condition.

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    Before shipping your new instrument, we inspect it carefully to ensure it's clean, has fresh strings, and is set up to original factory specs. 

    Of course, we're more than happy to do a custom setup at no extra cost. Feel free to contact us beforehand with questions about your setup preferences, or leave a note in the comment box at checkout.

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    Through our partnership with Synchrony, we are able to offer the following financing options:

    • 6 months at 0% interest
    • 36 months at 13.99% APR

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