If you're looking for a cheap but good quality and reliable ukulele, this is one of the best. Kala have a great reputation (I have one of their Lacewood ukuleles - it's marvelous) and musicguymic's Kala KA-S starter packs come with everything a new uker needs: case, books, decent strings and, most important of all, a professional set-up.
Mike Upton of Kala Ukuleles demonstrates a KA-S.
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Construction: Laminated mahogany top, back and sides.
Fretboard: 12 frets.
Tuners: Open, geared.