Kala KA-MK-P Makala Pineapple Soprano Ukulele


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Kala KA-MK-P Makala Pineapple Soprano Ukulele

The Kala KA-MK-P is an entry-level "pineapple" shape soprano ukulele with mahogany body.

Given its price, this one has a more streamlined appearance, with the most basic specs.

The neck is also crafted from mahogany and is fitted with a 12-fret walnut fingerboard.

And being an entry-level instrument, the action and tension of the strings are meant to be beginner-friendly.

Key Features

  • Top: Mahogany
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Walnut
  • Frets: 12

Many are surprised by how good this ukulele sounds, some even comparing it positively against ones that are priced two or three times higher. But the best thing about it is its affordability and comfortable size and playability, which makes it ideal for younger players.

There are some who take issue with its tuners, while a few report minor quality control issues.

For the money, it's hard to beat the value of the Kala KA-MK-P.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Soprano Ukuleles.

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I've written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at my local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.