Never left behind
Designed to stay out of the case
While most high end ukuleles need to be kept in a case with a humidifier and babied, this ukulele was designed to stay out of the case, ready to play at all times. KLOS Acoustic ukuleles are durable, with temperature and humidity having no effect on carbon fiber. Our mission is to make ukuleles that are never left behind. Now with a KLOS, you can take your ukulele with you and have the piece of mind that it’s durable and reliable.
RUGGED AND DURABLE
Discover Carbon Fiber
Carbon fiber is significantly more durable than wood, and more resilient to dents, cracking and the elements. While a carbon fiber ukulele is still an instrument that deserves respect and love, at KLOS we believe that it should be treated more like a piece of gear that is never left behind.
Achieving the perfect playability is an art, and that’s what makes a ukulele easy to play. The nut, frets, and bridge all have an influence on the string playability, getting them all to work together perfectly is what makes a ukulele feel like home. Here at KLOS we take playability very seriously, that’s why we put a lot of attention into leveling the frets, filing the nuts, and adjusting the saddles. Each ukulele then gets played up and down the neck by our inspectors to confirm it’s worthy to have a KLOS logo and go out the door.
How Does It Sound?
How does a carbon fiber ukulele sound, compared to wood? If you do a blind test, most people can’t tell the difference. That being said, comparing carbon fiber to wood, there are a lot more variables that you can more precisely control to achieve a great sound, and that is exactly what we did.
Ships from our factory in Salt Lake City Utah
We are proud to have our factory located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, which was the original inspiration for combining adventure with ukuleles. We are proud to do the design, assembly, and most of the building in our own factory in Utah, and we buy parts and materials from world renowned factories overseas.
OUR PEOPLE ARE OUR ADVANTAGE
Crafted with Care
A big question we ask ourselves is: which part of the guitar building process requires the most skill, and impacts the player the most? The first half or the second half? Our answer: the second half. So we outsource some parts and materials (the first half), and keep the second half of the manufacturing process in house, and do it ourselves. This allows us to scale as a company and focus on building quality instruments that are incredible to play.
WOOD MEETS CARBON
The Hybrid models have a wood neck and a carbon fiber body. The main design principle comes from this question: what is the weakest link in a traditional wood ukulele? The answer is: the body, because it is made out of thin wood that needs to resonate. So the KLOS Hybrid was born by strengthening the weakest link. With a carbon fiber body you get excellent durability and resilience to temperature and humidity.
The KLOS Hybrid Neck
The hybrid wood neck features a composite fretboard. The fretboard on the neck is a composite synthetic ebony which does not expand or contract with temperature or humidity changes or with time. That means you will never have issues with sharp frets, and your great great grandchildren won’t either. The beautiful ebony-like fretboard is dense, durable and smooth. While the Hybrid Neck is significantly more resilient than a standard wood neck, it is still made out of wood, that being said, we recommend that you treat it with care the same way that you wood a regular wood neck. If you are looking for something even more rugged, our Full carbon series is the choice for you.
FOR JOURNEYS LARGE AND SMALL
KLOS Uke gig bag
The gig bag materials are made from the same stuff that camping backpacks are made out of, making it durable and reliable. With the ukulele itself being very durable, a traditional hard case is not as necessary for most day to day use, making the KLOS soft case gig bag is the perfect choice for the KLOS ukulele.
COMPACT AND ICONIC
The headstock is a compact shape, making the overall length of the neck shorter. It makes tuning your strings just as comfortable, yet feel lighter. The tuners are the heaviest part of the neck, so keeping the weight of the tuners down, and having a lightweight carbon neck will make ukulele playing for hours even more enjoyable.
The headstock break angle is 11 degrees, making it the optimal angle to have the perfect string force on the nut. This lowers the friction of the string on the nut, which lowers the chances of your strings going out of tune on their own, and makes tuning your strings more precise. When you look at the neck from a front view, you will also see that the strings go in almost a straight line, which also lowers the friction on the nut, which also helps create optimal tuning.
Wow, what a great instrument!
The experience was top notch. We worked with Tim and he took Great care of us. The Tenor Ukulele is tops. The quality and sound are First Rate. It has good playability. We are very happy and thankful for this Fabulous instrument. Weldon & Nancy
Klos Hybrid Ukulele
Ordering was simple and I am grateful a B instrument was available so that I could afford this magnificent instrument. I am a somewhat newcomer to the ukulele -- and to music in general. I am so happy with the feel, sound and durability --I would buy it again in a heartbeat and hope someday to be able to purchase the full carbon tenor Ukulele!
Great communication with KLOS! Bought a B-stock acoustic and they made it so easy to add a pickup. The whole process from purchase to arrival was simple and seamless! Uke is NICE, solid, and sounds great! Did my first gig with it tonight (amplified) and it sounded wonderful—crisp, clear and good intonation! Didn’t even need to adjust any settings! This will be my new gig ukulele! Great job all around, thanks!
Very good. Can’t believe this was a factory second. Arrive from the US to Aust in 8 days during Xmas rush. Changed the strings to Worth Clears Low G and it sounded great. Different sound from tone wood. Bought specifically to leave on my yacht. Wish I’d bought the electric modle. Thank you KLOS for the great service. Mike.
hybrid tenor ukulele
Customer support was easy and timely. My ukulele was ordered with Low G strings but arrived without. Was quickly rectified with a phone call. I spend a lot of time on my sailboat and I think I will be very happy with this purchase