Kala Makala MK-S Soprano Ukulele
Featuring a kauri body, rosewood fretboard, and mahogany neck for a power-packed performance
Stay tuned to your musical sensibilities with the Kala Makala MK-S Soprano Ukulele. This instrument, which exhibits a sleek and sturdy construction, is a one-stop solution to all your music-making needs. The minimalist and lightweight design of this ukulele makes it a fitting choice for globe-trotting musicians. Enchant your audience with the thin, metallic sounds of this instrument, and you are sure to make it to the musical hall of fame with the likes of Steven Strauss and John King. The closely packed arrangement of frets on the Kala Makala MK-S Soprano Ukulele makes it an ideal pick for budding artists with small hands. This short-scale instrument faithfully reproduces the essence of Hawaiian music. This ukulele has been designed to stand the test of time. The satin finish and white binding on the top enhance the aesthetic appeal of this instrument.
Top, Body, and Neck
The top, back, and sides of the Kala Makala MK-S Soprano Ukulele are constructed out of kauri, recovered from the bogs of the ancient coniferous tree of New Zealand. This tonewood variety exhibits a lustrous surface, which evokes a vintage-like vibe. Kauri delivers articulate sounds with the perfect note separation and enhanced sustain. The mahogany construction of the neck translates into versatile playability, given it offers a full, meaty midrange. Therefore, if you are a roots music aficionado, this ukulele is your best bet. In addition, mahogany compresses the highs to some extent and draws up the string vibrations from the top to deliver high-fidelity sounds. This tonewood offers speedy transmission of sound leading to the generation of a large number of overtones.
The fretboard of this soprano ukulele is crafted from rosewood, which delivers sounds rich in fundamentals. This tonewood variety covers a wide tonal range, thus accommodating a whole gamut of musical styles. Unwanted stray overtones are absorbed into the oily pores of rosewood to deliver warm, mellow tones typical of folk music. The sound of rosewood is characterized by a throaty low end, bright treble notes, and a scooped midrange. Furthermore, thanks to close arrangement of frets and reduced tension between the strings, this ukulele is well-suited for musicians with small hands.
Saddle and Strings
The saddle and nut of the Kala Makala MK-S Soprano Ukulele are made from plastic, for it is resistant to the vagaries of weather. The plastic construction of the saddle helps reduce the overall weight of the instrument for easy portability. In addition, plastic contributes to tonal clarity. This ukulele is provided with Aquila’s Supernylgut strings to enhance your strumming experience. The smooth surface of this material makes playing for an extended period an easy-breezy experience given the consequent reduction in finger fatigue. Supernylgut helps you achieve accurate fret-intonation. As a result, your beloved instrument remains in tune even after prolonged use.
Ease of Use
With the Kala Makala MK-S Soprano Ukulele in your hands, you are sure to strike the right note. Its short scale length helps you sound the chords with minimal effort.
- 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
- Tuners: Geared
- Finish: Satin
- Overall Instrument Length: 530mm
- Body Length: 238mm
- Upper Bout Width: 130mm
- Lower Bout Width: 177mm
- Waist Width: 144mm
- Body Depth: 60mm
- Fingerboard Width at Neck/Body Joint: 41mm
This product includes Beginner's Guide to Learning Ukulele E-book