Kala KA-CGE Gloss Mahogany Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with EQ
The price tier occupied by the Kala KA-CGE ($150+) is where you start to see a significant increase in quality over beginner instruments. But not everyone is deemed as worthy of the price as this mahogany body concert shape uke from Kala.
While this ukulele has a very warm tone as expected from mahogany body ukuleles, this one is more resonant and packs a bit more volume acoustically. In addition, this uke also comes with an active pickup system as well as an onboard tuner.
The preamp unit used is the Shadow Nano-Flex EQ System, which is an active preamp that gets a lot of good reviews overall. The electronics are a definite step ahead of those in this price range, so if you’re looking to gig with the ukulele consistently the KA-CGE is a just as good of an option as the Cordoba or Luna options we have recommended in this guide.
At a Glance:
The Kala KA-CGE is one of the cheapest ukuleles that would be suitable for regular gigging. It sounds much better than a beginner ukulele, though those who will only play the instrument occasionally likely won’t benefit much from it.
It's not currently on our recommended list, but you can see that in our guide to The Best Acoustic-Electric Ukuleles.