Makala MK-C Concert Ukulele

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Makala are Kala‘s introductory range of ukuleles. There aren’t many budget-price concert ukuleles around, but this is a good buy. If you can find it, it’s worth buying on that comes with setup and some good strings (like Aquila).

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Kala Makala Concert Ukulele – $59.99
Kala Makala Concert Ukulele Starter Pack – $79.99
Included: MK-C Ukulele, UB-C Gig Bag, and KC-02 Clip-On Chromatic Tuner

Specifications

Size: Concert
Construction: Agathis (laminated) top, sides, and back
Fretboard: Rosewood
Frets: 18
Bridge: Rosewood
Neck: Mahogany
Tuners: Geared Tuners
Finish: Satin

3 Comments

  1. alexandra May 26th, 2013 11:56 am

    After learning the uke on a mahalo cheapie since august 2012, i thought about upgrading to a concert sized uke, and went for this makala mk-c model, and i am very impressed with it so far, even though i have owned it for less than 48 hours, the difference between the mahalo and the makala is extraordinary, it is much louder, clearer, brighter, and the fingerboard is a joy to play with, the frets are at the right height, no sharps anywhere.

    I did experience a buzzing sound from the head, after close inspection and a bit of head scratching, i found out that the buzz was due to those creamy plastic rings which are on each tuner on the front of the head, i simply glued them carefully in place to stop them moving, job done, no more buzzing, a minor issue, but worth pointing out, and it does not detract from its value for money or playability/sound, just glue them in place and the buzzing will go.

    Definitely worth spending the extra money on, even though i got it for £43 in the uk, its still cheap compared to some concert ukulele’s, but slightly more expensive than the basic dirt cheap introductory models, this is definitely a ukulele to consider.

  2. Gabby March 6th, 2015 2:35 am

    i agree with Alexandra! The little plastic rings were obnoxious, so I glued them in place…no problem now! I am going to replace the black nylon strings with Aquila Nylgut thought…I like the sound of those strings better over the black nylon. Great uke over all!

  3. Lorrie June 3rd, 2017 3:31 am

    I just bought a Makala MK-C. It is brand new and it seems that after every 3 songs I have to tune it again. Please tell me the strings settle down or should I return the uke?

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