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Uke Republic
09-19-2014, 10:24 AM
Kala now has a plastic soprano in the make known as the Waterman.
This is the prototype. More info to come.


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vanflynn
09-19-2014, 10:30 AM
Interesting. What are the frets and fretboard made of?

Uke Republic
09-19-2014, 10:41 AM
Plastic. It's inspired from the old Islanders by Maccaferri. Kala wanted to make a go anywhere ukulele that was durable and environment resistant. Its supposed to come with a drawstring type gig bag and Aquila strings as standard.

river_driver
09-25-2014, 07:27 AM
Any idea what the price point will be, and when it will be available?

I think I'd have a go at one if they come in around $50. Don't think I'd be willing to pay more than that though.

strumsilly
09-25-2014, 10:54 AM
I'm surprised that nobody has made a plastic copy of an Islander that sounded as good at a $50 price point. The Woody was half that but missed the mark as far as I'm concerned. my Macc Islander is a pretty good sounding/playing uke for plastic.

river_driver
11-03-2014, 09:05 AM
Any updates on these? Will they be available by Christmastime?

Uke Republic
11-20-2014, 05:08 AM
Any updates on these? Will they be available by Christmastime?

Kala is hoping for it but not 100% sure yet

Chopped Liver
11-20-2014, 01:07 PM
Oooo! Does that mean I could keep it in my car - hot or cold? I might need one of those! :drool:

spookelele
02-05-2015, 05:57 AM
Any updates on these? Will they be available by Christmastime?

Distributor said they should start shipping mid march. Anything listed before that would be pre-order.
Wish someone would put up a clear recording.
I want a plastic for backpacking, and so far this seems the most promising.

Olarte
02-05-2015, 07:28 AM
I need a big brother for my TVPal

The swirl looks awesome can't wait to get one

mingus
02-20-2015, 05:20 AM
Any idea when the Waterman ukes will be available?

Recstar24
02-20-2015, 06:33 AM
Any idea when the Waterman ukes will be available?

soon. You can pre-order from Uke Republic and other vendors, last time I saw a facebook update from Kala.

spookelele
03-03-2015, 09:43 AM
It seems the waterman is living up to it's name.
Kala says that the release is delayed because the ukes are stuck on the boats.
The West Coast Port negotiations back logged alot of imports, including the watermans.

Olarte
03-03-2015, 10:02 AM
Good one :rolleyes:

I'm waiting for these and the Digitech Trio.. .probably in the same Boat! ;)


It seems the waterman is living up to it's name.
Kala says that the release is delayed because the ukes are stuck on the boats.
The West Coast Port negotiations back logged alot of imports, including the watermans.

Mol
04-06-2015, 08:41 PM
Any news at all, I saw on YouTube that these would be available in march. So are there any members that bought this Kala Waterman and could give a quick review. I like the idea of a plastic one, summer is coming up.

Uke Republic
04-09-2015, 08:31 AM
Just wanted to update. The Watermans landed at Kala and are in route to Uke Republic. we have them listed and will start shipping next week. The Clear is available now.

river_driver
04-09-2015, 10:34 AM
Just wanted to update. The Watermans landed at Kala and are in route to Uke Republic. we have them listed and will start shipping next week. The Clear is available now.

Thanks for the update. Will the folks who pre-ordered get a Paypal payment request before or after the Watermans arrive at your shop?