Reviews and Problems with KALA Pineapple Soprano Uke
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Better strings will make this sing
Cliff Adams, amazon.com
12 January 2012
Summary: I own a number of ukuleles, from a fretless U-Bass to a fine Kamaka soprano I bought in Hilo. There are times when I have a few quiet moments at work, so I wanted a fun knock-around uke to take with me. After trying various manufacturer's ukes, it seemed like the Makala line was the best value. A pretty bright yellow Dolphin was an early choice, but I chose this pineapple model as it had the best intonation and cleanest sound of all the ukes I played.
Summary: I purchased this Ukulele to add to my collection and as a fun piece of wall art. I did not expect much from a 40 dollar Uke, and I must say I have been very happy with this product. Let us start with the sound, I wont tell you that it sounds like a Martin, but it sounds far superior to any other ukulele in it's price range. The stock strings are the only negative aspect to its sonic prowess, and in as much were the first thing to be replaced.
Summary: Let's start by saying I'm not a uke expert at all - only 3 weeks in at this point. I decided I wanted to re-establish a new musical foundation for myself after a few years of musical atrophy and began my search for the perfect cheapo uke (classically trained on viola, self taught drums & analog synth). For 50 smackers I wanted something that was going to last and sound good enough to encourage me to play.
Summary: As a newbie Uke player, I didn't want to spend too much on my first instrument, but wanted something better than a toy. I love it! The strings took about 3-4 days to settle in and now it stays in tune with very little tweaking. I like its unique pineapple shape, it's light and easy to hold. I added a simple strap to help me with some chord changes. Took a class at a local recreation dept. and am holding my own with others who've spent three times as much as I did.
Summary: I thought it would be fun to get a Ukulele to learn to play some simple songs for my son. This product is priced like a toy, but is a pretty nice instrument. It is way simpler to learn basic chords than on a guitar since there are only four strings instead of six. It has been a lot of fun.
Summary: I bought my makala ukulele from amazon it came 2 days early... I travel alot for my job and i wanted something small enough to bring with me to hotel rooms or on an airplane ...When I opened it it was beautiful and I was really surprised at the detail there wasn't any bumps super smooth finish .. I had to tune it a bit out of the box but once i did it sounds GREAT I was supprised at the sound Way better than I thought sounds like the pros ..
Summary: Best ukulele for the money. Outstanding sound and volume projection. Make sure that it is tuned GCEA exactly or it will sound really bad. Pay special attention to the A, making the tuner says it's A and not A# or something. Tuning needs to be EXACT!
Summary: This is a fantastic beginner ukulele. It's sturdy, looks nice, plays nice, and is a generally superb instrument. For the price, I'll give it 5 stars, although you have to tune it often until the strings stretch out properly. I play a little guitar, and a little mandolin, and I have to say ukulele has been much easier to learn. I'd recommend it to anyone who's trying to learn their first instrument.
Summary: WOW this uke is amazing! I just started playing and after getting it tuned it was fantansit! it is comfortable and louder than my friends non pineapple soprano. This is a great instrument to play if your looking for something easy and fun!
Summary: I've been playing guitar for years and wanted to try the ukulele. I wanted something cheap yet not junk and something I could bring with me for travel and if it got lost or broke wouldn't hurt the bank. Oh yeah and a pineapple shape. Read tons of reviews and finally decided on this. Couldn't be happier. It's not the greatest ukulele of course, but sounds amazing for a beginner's ukulele that cost $42 AND it's a pineapple shaped.