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moosers's review - Kala MK-S Soprano

The Kala Makala MK-S is a student/beginner's soprano ukulele. I recently bought this instrument at the famous McCabe's guitar shop in Santa Monica, CA, as they have a wonderful collection of instruments including a ton of different ukuleles. I went in there with the intention of getting a cheap one, as I hadn't played much before and was just looking for something to get started with. I believe the instrument was made in China. I don't know what sort of material it was made out of, but it is definitely thin and somewhat fragile feeling.


Playing the Kala Makala MK-S hasn't been difficult thus far, although when compared to other more expensive ukulele you can certainly tell the difference. It's a very light and small instrument that is also fragile and needs to be treated with care because of this. While most ukuleles will be fragile, the MK-S is especially so since it isn't built with the sturdiest material.


The overall sound of the Kala Makala MK-S certainly isn't the best when compared to other ukuleles out there, but like I said earlier this wasn't my main concern as I was just looking for something to get started with. It definitely has an adequate enough sound for the purposes that I'm using it for, and I definitely won't hesitate to record with it when the time comes. Having said this, if tone quality is a major concern for you, you're definitely going to have to spend a few extra bucks on a higher quality instrument.


I'm admittedly not very experienced with the ukulele, and I don't know too much about them since the Kala Makala MK-S is my first one. However, I've found it to be playable and to definitely have a good enough sound to mess around with. It does go out of tune a bit more often than I would like, but again at this price this is what you need to expect. All in all I'd definitely recommend this instrument for those with no experience with the ukulele who are just looking to get started and don't want to spend much at all...