Makala MK-T Tenor Ukulele

Makala are Kala's introductory range of ukuleles. If you're looking for the cheapest but playable tenor, this is a good buy. But it's worth getting one with set-up and some decent strings (like Aquila) if you can find them.

On Video

gnarlieone plays Roy Smeck's Magic Ukulele Waltz on a tenor Makala.

On eBay

On eBay UK

Video Review

One correction to that video, he refers to it as, "pure mahogany". It's not it's laminated.


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


  1. Rebecca April 7th, 2011 3:57 am

    This was my first ukulele and I swear I like it better than ukuleles on the mainland that are 300$.

  2. Oliver González February 2nd, 2012 4:08 pm

    I must confess that I love the tenor size ukeleles; but since I also own a Kala Black Electric model and a handmade solid wood tenor (made from a Stew-Mac kit); the sound quality of the Makala Tenor MK-T is not as good as to be chosen by me.

  3. Yanina February 19th, 2012 4:40 pm

    I got a Kala Makala Tenor a couple of months ago. I didn’t know how to play at all. And it wasn’t difficult to get a nice sound out of it!
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  4. Melody April 15th, 2012 8:57 am

    My second uku.Great value:stay in tune,good and mellow sounds,comfort size.I do recommend use a soprano for starter and after you get comfortable with different tabs then switch to larger size.

  5. Jeff in NYC June 14th, 2012 12:27 am

    This will be my first Uke! I can’t rate it yet but I’m sure it will be a keeper! I just ordered a set up from Musicguymic. I was glad to track him down, and he’s feeling better again. Mike’s with Hawaii Music Supply and it was a treat to speak with him last night. Can’t wait to get this set up!

  6. Tim August 3rd, 2013 3:10 pm

    As it was my first Ukulele I took a friend who had been playing for years, we compared it to Ukuleles that were $290 and decided to buy it simply because it sounded much nicer than the others. It did have good quality strings on it though. Ive been travelling around the world with it and it has been getting beaten up but is still going strong!

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