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Kala KA-SMHC Solid Mahogany Concert
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was $339.99 Special Price $259.99
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KA-SMHC
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88 % of 100

This solid mahogany concert from the Kala company is patterned after the classic Martin mahogany concert ukulele. Kala truly did an excellent job with this SMH line. This concert has a very warm, classic tone that pleases the ears.

Mahogany continues to be used despite it being harder to find and more expensive. This is a wood that has been used for stringed instruments for the last century because it has soft and hard wood qualities to it with excellent sonic character. The SMHC not only sounds good, it looks good! The bindings are very precisely routed for, quality wood with clean construction, and the design and adornment is tasteful.

 

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  1. Nice concert uke for the money 0 people found this helpful
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    I purchased this with a K&K spot pickup installed. It doesn't project quite as much as my KA-PWS soprano, but the tone is a lot more mellow and pleasant. I find the fingerboard width to be perfect for me (I've got skinny, piano player fingers). No buzzing frets. In the month I've had it so far, the only time it has needed tuning was the day I opened up the box. The tortoise shell binding gives it a really nice look.
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  2. Beautiful, resonant sound with just the right amount of brightness 0 people found this helpful
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    After spending an hour or two in the ukulele store strumming on different ukes, I kept coming back to the Kala KA-SMHC because of its rich, resonant sound, mixed with some of the brightness I really like in a ukulele. Beautiful sound, nice-looking and light weight instrument. Easy to play, and the Nylgut strings feel good to the fingers. All in all, I'm thoroughly satisfied with this sweet little uke.
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  3. Great value 0 people found this helpful
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    I purchased this uke with the misi accoustic trio installed. I have had it for a few months, and I love it. The sound is consistent when I am plugged in and when I am not. The setup of the instrument was perfect. No buzz and all frets are smooth. The price with hard case and pickup installation was less than my Martin soprano. The tone and quality is equal to that instrument.
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  4. Starter uke for my daughter in grade school 0 people found this helpful
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    My daughter's elementary school teaches ukulele to all the kids (she started around 7 yrs old in 2011). The recommended uke from the teacher is a Kala KA-C, setup with Low-G. I wanted to get her something with HMS's well regarded setup. As luck would have it, the KA-C was in short supply that year in the fall so I moved up to the solid wood model. There is just a tiny bit more ornamentation on the KA-SMHC which my daughter appreciates as it sets her uke apart, but not *too much* apart from the other kids. The uke is very resonant and ringing despite being a concert size and is well suited for her size (but as an adult male I have no trouble playing it as well). The intonation is spot on and with HMS's setup, there is no buzz anywhere on the fret board. The frets are all nicely finished with no burrs or rough spots. Tuning is accurate and easy, but lacks the precision feel of a high-end K-brand uke (but that's no surprise considering that this is a fifth of the price). My daughter is in her second year of using this uke and it is still perfect.
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  5. Great starter concert uke! 0 people found this helpful
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    This was my first ukulele and while I did not know what size would work for me I did have a guitar background and knew that a solid uke would be of higher quality than a laminate wood build. This uke sounds great for the price and grew my love for the instrument. I bought a kamaka hf-3 within a couple of years. I still love my Kala and bring it with me on my travels.
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