Product Review (submitted on July 21, 2017):
Just received my Kala ZTP-CTG (exclusive) ukulele. I was initially looking to get the Kala KA-ATP-CTG as a uke to keep at work. I was looking for one and saw this ukulele site exclusive.
I have to say it is beautiful and the gloss finish is gorgeous! The uke is much lighter weight than what I had expected. It is much lighter weight than my Pono MTSH and about the same weight as my HF-3. The Ziricote has a very nice pattern and looks great. I was a little concerned that the Paduuk Binding and Rosette was going to be too red but it is more of a reddish/ brown. The contrast of the bindings with the Ziricote sides/back and Cedar top is perfect. Im also a sucker for slot head ukes. I think the faceplate is Ziricote.
As far as the sound. It projects very well and pretty loud. My other ukes are solid wood ukes but this sounds pretty good for what it is. I have only had it for a couple hours so I expect it to settle in some after some play time. I will probably change out the strings because I am not a fan of the Aquila sound. Not sure if I could comment on the cedar top yet.
Thanks Andrew and the HMS/Ukulele team for this great uke!