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Fitzy
01-26-2010, 05:18 AM
My Kala KA-MC arrived Monday safe and sound and I could not be happier!

This uke - which is my first - is absolutely stunning, although the attached photos (not a photographer here) don't do it justice. It looks great and plays beautifully. I just can't put it down. There isn't a single blemish in the finish or construction and the intonation is spot on. No buzzes or muddy spots at all.

When I first took it out of the case every string except the A string was in tune. I played it for an hour last night and it stayed in tune the entire time. As for the sound, I don't have anything to compare it with, but it sounds loud and bright to my ears. For a laminate, this ukulele sounds great to me and I am thoroughly satisfied.

A BIG thank you to UU members HaileISela (happy birthday Richard!), Whetu, Lori, Portlandjosh and Wfwhitson for their feedback and advice during my "first uke" buying experience. And, of course, a real BIG thanks to MGM - an absolutely great guy to do business with.

Papa Dave
01-26-2010, 05:27 AM
Congratulations! Your new 'ukulele is stunning! I'm really happy for you and i hope you have a great time learning to play.

BarbaryBill
01-26-2010, 06:37 AM
Congrats - hope it does you proud! It does look sweet.

dkcrown
01-26-2010, 10:38 AM
Congratulations Fitzy. Enjoy the heck out of your first uke. If you're like most people on this site, it won't be your last:)

BTW, if your ever down the Cape this summer, let me know ahead of time. Maybe we can get together and jam.

portlandjosh
01-26-2010, 11:18 AM
Good choice. I have had my KA-MC for a little more than a week now, and am loving it too. It's a great looking instrument. I will say, this whole UAS thing is for real. I am spending way too much time reading these boards and drooling over tenor cutaways and mahogany sopranos! ;)

Skitzic
01-26-2010, 01:14 PM
Congratz! It's real purdy... :-)

I couldn't wait long enough to take pics of mine in the box. I just ripped into it.

Fitzy
01-27-2010, 11:18 AM
Thanks guys, enjoying it a lot! dkcrown - I'm hoping to get down to the Cape to do some fishing this season. Will give you a shout and we'll plan something