Kala Makala MK-P Pineapple Soprano Ukulele
Adorned with a kauri body and rosewood fretboard for excellent projection
Bring the essence of vintage melodies to your performance with the Kala Makala MK-P Pineapple Soprano Ukulele. This instrument is endowed with a compact yet robust construction and therefore suits the needs of touring musicians. The MK-P soprano ukulele is a wise investment for beginners and professional artists alike. The thin, metallic sound produced by this ukulele makes it a fitting choice for aficionados of Hawaiian music. This short-scale instrument features closely spaced frets and is suitable for individuals with small hands. This ukulele has been designed to withstand the vagaries of weather and is sure to last you a long time. The satin finish and the pineapple shape of this instrument impart an exquisite appeal.
Top, Body, and Neck
The Kala Makala MK-P Pineapple Soprano Ukulele is predominantly crafted from kauri, recovered from bogs as old as a millennium. Kauri is, in fact, obtained from the old coniferous trees of New Zealand. This tonewood variety exhibits a pleasing shimmer, which enhances the aesthetic appeal of this instrument. Kauri offers excellent note separation and extended sustain. The neck of this ukulele is made from mahogany, which makes this instrument suitable for a wide range of musical genres. The sound delivered by mahogany is characterized by emphasis on bright treble notes. Mahogany flattens the high frequencies and draws up vibrations from the strings to offer a crisp, clean sound. Its ability to transfer sound from the neck to the top at a high velocity results in a large number of overtones.
The fretboard of the Kala Makala MK-P Pineapple Soprano Ukulele is constructed from rosewood, which offers you a smooth feel. This tonewood variety offers a wide tonal range, thereby letting you experiment with a whole gamut of musical styles. The oily pores of rosewood absorbs all the undesirable stray overtones, thus producing warm and mellow tones. The voice of rosewood is marked by pronounced lows, bell-tone highs, and a scooped midrange. Furthermore, the close arrangement of frets on this instrument makes it a fitting choice for budding musicians.
Saddle and Strings
The saddle and nut of the Pineapple Soprano Ukulele are crafted from quality plastic, which helps bring down the weight of the instrument to a great extent. Plastic is resistant to environmental changes, so this ukulele is a boon for travelling musicians. In addition, plastic offers warm tones with excellent clarity. This ukulele is fitted with Aquila’s Supernylgut strings to enhance your performance and add to your fan base. The smooth surface of the strings makes for a comfortable playing experience. Supernylgut helps this ukulele remain in tune even after prolonged use. As a result, you obtain a deep and focused sound output.
Easy to Use
The minimalist and compact design of the Kala Makala MK-P Pineapple Soprano Ukulele enables you to compose melodies with minimal tuning trials. It offers tremendous ease of play owing to its unique shape and the perfect string action. This instrument is reminiscent of the traditional ukuleles of Honolulu from the 1960s.
- Kauri top, back, and sides
- Mahogany neck
- Rosewood fretboard
- Plastic nut and saddle
- Aquila Super Nylgut strings
- Size: Soprano
- Body: Kauri
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fretboard and Bridge: Rosewood
- Frets: 12 Brass frets
- Scale Length: 346mm
- Nut and Saddle: Plastic
- Headstock: Standard
- Strings: 4-Aquila Super Nylgut
- Finish: Satin
- Overall Instrument Length: 530mm
- Body Length: 238mm
- Upper Bout Width: 133.4mm
- Lower Bout Width: 177mm
- Waist Width: 165mm
- Body Depth: 61mm
- Fingerboard Width at Neck/Body Joint: 41mm