Hybrid 8-String Tenor Deluxe Ukulele
Hybrid 8-String Tenor Deluxe Ukulele
Hybrid 8-String Tenor Deluxe Ukulele
Hybrid 8-String Tenor Deluxe Ukulele
Hybrid 8-String Tenor Deluxe Ukulele
Hybrid 8-String Tenor Deluxe Ukulele
Hybrid 8-String Tenor Deluxe Ukulele
Hybrid 8-String Tenor Deluxe Ukulele
Hybrid 8-String Tenor Deluxe Ukulele
Hybrid 8-String Tenor Deluxe Ukulele

Hybrid 8-String Tenor Deluxe Ukulele

Regular price$1,199.00
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Estimated to ship 3 weeks after placing order.

If you’re looking to add another dimension to your ukulele playing, picking up the KLŌS 8-string Ukulele is an amazing and easy way to add a shimmering, lush tone to every chord and note you play. Playing an 8-string ukulele is as easy as playing a four-string. Since the strings are tuned to the same notes, all of your chords and melodies will transfer directly over. We worked hard to ensure that this instrument would be playable, sound amazing, and still maintain our world-renowned durability.

  • Overall length: 26.5"
  • Body Length: 12” (305mm)
  • *Width at Upper Bout: 7” (177mm)
  • Width at Waist: 6” (153mm)
  • *Width at Lower Bout: 9.2” (233mm)
  • Body depth: 3” (75mm)
  • Size: Tenor Ukulele
  • Body/Top Color: Black Carbon Fiber
  • Body/Top Finish:  Gloss, Semi Gloss
  • Body Bracing: None
  • Body Material: Carbon Fiber Composite
  • Ukulele Weight: 1lb 9oz (708 g)
  • Neck profile: (C or D)
  • Nut width: 1.38“ (35mm)
  • Number of frets clear to body: 14
  • Number of frets: 19
  • Scale length: 17” (43 cm)
  • *Neck Finish: Gloss
  • Fingerboard Radius: Flat
  • *Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Cherry
  • Headstock Shape: Minimalistic Headstock Size
  • *Headstock Angle: 15 degrees
  • Neck Reinforced with Carbon Fiber Rods: Yes
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Fret Material: Nickel Copper alloy
  • Fingerboard width at Neck/Body Joint: 1.81“ (46mm)
  • *Bridge Material: Walnut
  • Bridge Style: String through body
  • Bridge String Spacing: 1.54” (39mm)
  • *Machine Heads: Graphtech Ratio
  • Sound Hole Diameter: 2.56” (65mm)
  • Soundboard Bracing: None
  • *Nut & Saddle Material: TUSQ Black
  • *Strings: D’Addario Clear Nylon
  • Strap Pin Buttons: 2
  • Standard orders ship within 1-2 business days.
  • Customized orders can add up to two weeks lead time. Contact info@klosguitars.com for more info.
  • We do not include import taxes with our shipping rates.
  • International customers are responsible for import taxes and customs fees.

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Designed to stay out of the case

While most high end guitars need to be kept in a case with a humidifier and babied, this guitar was designed to stay out of the case, ready to play at all times. KLŌS Acoustic guitars are durable, with temperature and humidity having no effect on carbon fiber. Our mission is to make guitars that are never left behind. Now with a KLŌS, you can take your guitar with you and have the piece of mind that it’s durable and reliable. 

An 8-string uke in front of a colorful background
Water droplets on the KLŌS 8-string uke body
Discover Carbon Fiber

Carbon fiber is significantly more durable than wood, and more resilient to dents, cracking and the elements. While a carbon fiber guitar is still an instrument that deserves respect and love, at KLŌS we believe that it should be treated more like a piece of gear that is never left behind.

Amazing Playability

Achieving the perfect playability is an art, and that’s what makes a guitar easy to play. The nut, frets, truss rod, and bridge, all have an influence on the string playability, getting them all to work together perfectly is what makes a guitar feel like home. Here at KLŌS 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 guitar then gets played up and down the neck by our inspectors to confirm it’s worthy to have a KLŌS logo and go out the door. 

A look at the KLŌS 8-string ukulele next to two close ups of the ukulele's neck
A back view of the 8-string headstock, showing the layout of the tuners
Easy to Tune, Easy to Maintain

Other 8-string ukulele headstocks can easily unbalance the instrument since ukes are light and tuners are heavy. We use best-in-class, purpose built Graph Tech Ratio tuners on our 8-string build to deliver easy, quick tuning that won't slip or skip

Our proprietary KLŌS Minimalist headstocks are right at home on the 8-string uke, since they combine our extensively tested string break angle with a compact design that increases durability and reduces weak points

Beautiful Tone

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.

KLŌS 8-string uke rests on a ledge
KLŌS Guitars are designed and assembled in the USA
Ships from our factory near 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 guitars. 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. 

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.

Ukulele neck fitting into the carbon fiber body
Neck Features

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 guitar? The answer is: the body, because it is made out of thin wood that needs to resonate. So the KLŌS Hybrid was born by strengthening the weakest link. With a carbon fiber body you get excellent durability and resilience to temperature and humidity. 

The KLŌS 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. 

Three shots of a KLŌS 8-string ukulele neck
A KLŌS Ukulele gig bag
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.

Headstock Details

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.

A front look at the 8-string headstock, showing the strings and tuning pegs
A close-up of the on board tuner in the KLŌS Ukulele
Finishing Touches

The onboard Fishman Kula preamp system (with integrated tuner) makes it easy to plug into an amplifier to practice, play live music, or record.

This ukulele is strung with D’Addario clear nylon strings, and all of our instruments are strung, tuned, tested, and inspected before they leave our shop.

How to Tune an 8-String

The tuning is easy to learn, since it’s the same GCEA tuning that you’re used to and the additional strings are doubled (so, GGCCEEAA). The G and C doubled strings are tuned an octave apart, and the E and A strings are tuned in unison. The easiest way to describe the resulting sound is a cross between a ukulele and a mandolin, and the greater volume and feel can sound like two ukuleles playing in harmony.

The KLŌS 8-string headstock flipped on its side

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