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hybridnightmare
03-02-2009, 07:29 PM
Kala Curly Mango v.s. KOA PILI KOKO

I gave up on the pineapple/soprano ukulele and decided to just get something better since I now have the cash.

Anyone have any input in what to get?

I could get a mango concert for $239 at my local gutiar store or I could buy at Koko concert for 210 online from someone in Hawaii.

What do you guys think?

grappler
03-02-2009, 07:48 PM
koa pili ko ko by FAR.

my 2 cents

bbycrts
03-02-2009, 08:07 PM
Koa Pili Koko is all solid, while I think the Kala is a Mango laminate, isn't it? I'd go KPK all the way, too!

rayan
03-02-2009, 08:12 PM
Just so you know, the KPK is not real koa but Acacia wood. Similar but real koa only grows in Hawaii.

hybridnightmare
03-02-2009, 08:18 PM
Just so you know, the KPK is not real koa but Acacia wood. Similar but real koa only grows in Hawaii.

haha yeah i know, i saw your review on youtube, is the kala mango laminate?

grappler
03-02-2009, 10:53 PM
i think it is man

UkuLeLesReggAe
03-02-2009, 11:20 PM
hmm.. i love the kpk but i dunno... 2nd thoughts

kashodi
03-03-2009, 04:00 AM
I really couldn't compare. But I have the Kala Mango and absolutely love it, plays great sounds amazing. lol I wish I could add more, but you get the idea, seems like you have a pretty good price too, although mine was a bit more because of the pick-up.

:shaka:

Kanaka916
03-03-2009, 04:58 AM
+1 fo da KPK. I played a Kala Mango Tenor and I didn't like the overall sound, my dos centavos.

haolejohn
03-03-2009, 05:01 AM
I would say go with the solid wood any chance you get even though I have a kala mango for sale and it is a laminate. Sounds great and looks great and I bought it b/c it was a laminate (less sensetive than the solid wood) but solid woods are just better. THe price you get on that KPK is GREAT.

hybridnightmare
03-03-2009, 01:56 PM
I would say go with the solid wood any chance you get even though I have a kala mango for sale and it is a laminate. Sounds great and looks great and I bought it b/c it was a laminate (less sensetive than the solid wood) but solid woods are just better. THe price you get on that KPK is GREAT.

Yeah I was thinking of buying your tenor mango but if someone else cops it I think I'll go with the KPK

grappler
03-03-2009, 02:37 PM
Kpk is awesome. I was thinking about getting one