|Makala 'MK' Series Ukuleles|
We think that the Makala 'MK' series ukuleles (pictured above) are probably the best choice for the 'serious beginner'. At such affordable prices, you could be forgiven for thinking that they are just toys, but this is certainly not the case...
Professionally constructed with a body made from agathis and a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, these ukes have a low, comfortable action and geared machine heads (tuners) - representing excellent value for money.
A further bonus is that these ukes are now fitted with Aquila Nylgut strings which are the preferred choice of most players and usually only fitted to more expensive ukuleles.
Makala 'MK' series ukes are available in a range of sizes: The Soprano uke is the most popular and the most familiar, and it is this size which is typically associated with the ukulele. However, many players prefer the Concert size which is just a little larger with a slightly longer scale which some people find easier. Both the Soprano and the Concert are tuned to the same pitch (A,E,C,G).
The Tenor ukulele is the next size up and, because of its larger body, it has a more mellow sound. It is also usually tuned the same as a Soprano, although some players prefer to tune it to a slightly lower pitch (G,D,Bb,F).
Finally, the big brother of the family is the Baritone ukulele which is about the same size as a child's half size guitar - although, unlike the guitar, it still only has four strings. However, it is quite similar in that it is tuned the same as the top four strings of the guitar (E,B,G,D).
The sizes of these ukes are as follows (cm.) :
|Scale length (string length from top of fingerboard to bridge)||35||38||43||51|
Makala 'Dolphin' Soprano Ukuleles
These are certainly the most popular soprano ukes we sell in this price range - and for good reason: They come in a range of vibrant colours and feature a unique 'dolphin design' bridge. These are fun ukuleles for all ages.
We don't charge postage on orders over £30 so these ukes are sent post free!
Check the spec:
Click HERE to read a review of this instrument on the "Got a Ukulele" blog. This will open a new window.
- Back & Sides: Injection moulded
- Front: Agathis wood
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Geared machine heads (tuners)
- Nylon bag included in the price
- Total length = 535mm.
- Scale length = 345mm.
Please select from the available colours below:
Makala 'Waterman' Soprano Ukuleles
Waterman Ukuleles pay homage in part to the legendary ukulele designer, Mario Maccaferri. Inspired at the 1939 World’s Fair he saw plastic as the material of the future.
Now KALA has taken the Maccaferri concept and brought it to another level. The innovative Waterman is a high-quality plastic, affordable ukulele that sounds great and stays in tune. It is the portable, take-anywhere ukulele.
It’s the ultimate outdoor ukulele. Take it to the beach, the river, the lake, the mountains…. Take the Waterman anyplace…. anywhere. It’s your uke for the road.
Check the spec:
- Water resistant
- Easy to keep clean
- High grade polycarbonate construction
- Nickel plated open gear tuners
- Aquila Super Nylgut Strings
- Logo backpack bag included
Waterman ukes with Coloured Tops and Black Backs
Waterman ukes with Plain Tops and Translucent (see-through) Coloured Backs
Waterman uke with Plain Top and "Swirl" Pattern Back
Thie first one is described by Kala as "Swirl Red" although, as you will see from the picture, "Swirl Brown" would be a more accurate description. However there is no doubt it's still a smart looking ukulele!