Kala KA-C Ukulele

In my opinion, the concert ukulele is the best all-round size of ukulele. It retains the distinctive sound of the soprano ukulele (which tenor ukuleles don’t always) while giving you an extra bit of room on the fretboard.

If you’re thinking of getting a concert ukulele as your first uke, I’d recommend the Kala KA-C. Particularly if you’re able to spend a bit more than the minimum.

On Video

The Music Farm do a quick demonstration of the Kala KA-C.

On eBay US

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On eBay UK

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Specifications

Size: Concert
Construction: Mahogany (laminated) top, back and sides.
Fretboard: Rosewood.
Frets:: 18
Tuners: Sealed, geared.

6 Comments

  1. jacqui December 26th, 2009 1:35 pm

    My husband bought me the KA FMC for Christmas,lovely thing to handle and so easy to get to grips with, it virtually plays itself,
    what a little belter :)

  2. Amanda September 1st, 2012 8:18 am

    I’ve just started on the uke. I have played some guitar and the fingerpicking especially has transferred well.

    I’ve had my uke for about two weeks. I love it and play it almost every day (missed one day). My husband has even started playing it. Since I found the sweet spot, I’ve been getting a beautiful tone from it. The mahogany is beautiful. It seems very well constructed.

    I am very happy but I don’t know instruments very well and I’m not a musician so I feel uncomfortable giving a rating.

    I would say that a beginner that doesn’t know if the uke is something they really want to play (like I was) should get this if it’s easy for them to afford. I think a good sounding instrument makes playing so much more fun. But if you know that you want to play the uke, I imagine that if you save for a little, you’d get a much better instrument. So in that sense, I feel it falls in the middle. But I agree that a concert is a great size. More frets than a soprano but still with a lot of brightness.

    I think Kala has a glossy version as well for a little more.

    I don’t know if this is allowed, but I bought mine from theukulelesite.com – I had a little problem at first but they gave me some great customer service. I don’t like buying from ebuy, so I would recommend them as another option.

  3. Kira October 31st, 2012 3:20 pm

    I bought a KA-C (concert sized) ukulele back in June and I love it. Previously I had a Diamond Head ukulele (as cheap as they come) and the difference was obviously remarkable. It has a great tone, good sound, its loud enough. It’s all you could ask for and more in a 100 dollar instrument.

  4. Dany March 26th, 2013 6:24 pm

    I bought a KA-C one year ago and I really LOVE this uke. I tuned it GCEA (low G). I bought another ukulele since that time (oscar schmidt ou8tlce), but I often come back to my Kala because of the great playing feeling. It is an “easy-to-make-sound-good” ukulele!
    It is also a really beautiful instrument.

    I paid about 100$ for this uke and it worth it (and even more!)

  5. David June 9th, 2013 8:20 pm

    Just bought a KA-C.

    I’m now to playing Ukuleles, so I don’t have much to compare it to.

    Having said all that if find it easy to tune (seems to stay in tune well), easy to play, and looks good.

    Can’t ask for much more out of a $100 ukulele.

  6. verycoolname December 29th, 2013 8:36 pm

    Got a Kala KA-CGE (acoustic/electric) for Christmas and it rocks! My first uke was a cheapo Diamond Head, so the Kala is a massive upgrade. It looks good, feels good, and (most importantly) sounds amazing. The onboard electronics (including a tuner) are very handy, and it has a great plugged in sound (I played it through my bass amp). For a <$200 ukulele I couldn't ask for much more!

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