View Full Version : Kala KA-S and KA-15S

05-12-2008, 08:36 PM
I've been wondering for a while... is anyone clear on the difference(s) between the KA-15S (https://www.kalaukulele.com/KA-15S.htm) and the KA-S (https://www.kalaukulele.com/KA-S.htm) Kala Mahogany Series Standard Ukes?

I mean, the S has the white binding, and the 15S has the painted circle around the sound hole... and the MSRP for the S is 17 bucks more than the 15S.

But I've been wondering for a while... is that it? is white binding worth 17 bucks? Are there other differences that aren't so clear from the Kala website?

05-12-2008, 08:40 PM
The difference is the white binding and the frets. The KA-15S uses a slightly lower quality metal for the frets which allows it to be a little cheaper. There is pretty much no difference as far as tone though.

05-12-2008, 08:50 PM
hmm...beats the crap outta me -- I never really looked that closely at them, much less noticed they were two different items. One other thing I noticed different about the two (based on the site references you posted) is the bridge looks a little different too.

funny thing is, if I had noticed this sooner, I would have probably asked YOU :D

05-12-2008, 09:08 PM
One other difference, which might not be a difference at all, is that Kala describes the 15S as a Soprano, and the S as a Standard...

Of course, I always thought that "Soprano" and "Standard" were synonymous, in ukulele-world...