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mcshift
04-12-2010, 07:03 PM
Hey everyone, so this is my first uke and im looking to get one that will last me a while. Ive done a lot of research on different ukes and brands and ive come down to 2 ukes but im not sure whic hone is better.

Kala KA-15S
http://www.ceciliasmusic.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=KA-15S&CartID=1

or...

Lanikai LU-21

http://www.amazon.com/Lanikai-LU-21-Soprano-Ukulele/dp/B001EL6I8W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=musical-instruments&qid=1271134854&sr=8-1

Right now im leaning towards the Kala

Thanks!

HoldinCoffee
04-12-2010, 09:53 PM
I have a KAla-15S. Its a sweet Betty.

luvdat
04-12-2010, 11:23 PM
A vote for the Kala 15-S. The intonation on those things...a great value...

molokinirum
04-13-2010, 05:18 AM
I also vote for the Kala. BTW, check out MGM as he sells tons of Kalas with a great setup and aquila strings, all at a good price.

kissing
04-13-2010, 05:40 AM
I'd go for the Kala too, but try buy it from here:
http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Musicguymics-Room

Musicguymic sets up the ukes he sells, so they're much better than how they come from the factory.

Tudorp
04-13-2010, 05:47 AM
Man, too bad you didnt get in on the Amazon Gold Box deals a couple weeks ago. I bought my daughter the LU-21 for $35 bucks.. A steal.. I would go with the Kala since these guys have experience with it, and recommend it. But, I couldn't pass up the LU-21 for my daughter for $35 thats why I got that, and it is a pretty nice little throw down Uke..

cletus
04-13-2010, 05:54 AM
I am quite happy with my Kala and with MGMs service.

Coconut Willie
04-13-2010, 09:23 AM
I'd go for the Kala too, but try buy it from here:
http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Musicguymics-Room

Musicguymic sets up the ukes he sells, so they're much better than how they come from the factory.

This is the route tp go. I got my Makala from MGM and could not be happier. It was $55 with the MGM service.

boocat
11-15-2010, 08:45 PM
Anybody got a second suggested source for setting up a new Kala 15S? Surely MusicGuyMike can't be the only source online for good uke service.

Any suggestions?

fromthee2me
11-15-2010, 11:49 PM
Let me think.... MGM?

HoldinCoffee
11-16-2010, 12:51 AM
Anybody got a second suggested source for setting up a new Kala 15S? Surely MusicGuyMike can't be the only source online for good uke service.

Any suggestions?

How 'bout UU member Mim... http://www.mimsukes.com/

musiccityuker
11-16-2010, 02:31 AM
If the price is right I don't think you can go wrong with either uke.

Mim
11-16-2010, 03:52 AM
How 'bout UU member Mim... http://www.mimsukes.com/

I have LU 21s that I can get your a good price on, but no Kala 15-S. If you PM me your budget, I can tell you all the options I have. From what you wrote here are some other considerations: I also have some Ohana SK-10s which are a lot like the 15S, but I think a little better. They will cost the same. If you want some "razzle dazzle" for a little more I have some Ohana SK-15s in Blue, Red, and Green (it is a transparent finish and looks sharp). I know LU 21s automatically come out of the box with Aquilas on them, I am sure the Kalas do too, I just never ordered any because I already had a ton of LU-21s and Ohanas. From the looks of it, the Kala looks just like the Ohana Sk-10. Ohana SK-10 s dont come with Aquilas... BUT I will throw some on there for you :). That comes with it. I think I already have one Aquilas strung in the shop and one with GHS. Some people like the sound of the GHS on the mahoganies. I also have some Makai UK-55 ukuleles as well. Baically the same thing as the Ohana SK-10, but with Makai on the headstock. Sometimes it comes down to what brand marking you like the look of.

Did I overwhelm you yet with information? Haha! I have a tendency...

Anyway... PM me or write me at mimontheuke (at) aol (dot) com if you have any questions. You can even call me. My contact info is on mimsukes.com . Just ignore the fact that my site is so sad right now. I am getting some new web building software soon! Woo hoo!

Mim
11-16-2010, 03:52 AM
Oh, and also Mike at Uke Republic is great too!! If you really want the Kala 15 he may have them in.

cletus
11-16-2010, 04:27 AM
MGM sold me a Kala uke over the phone with my credit card. No payPal involved, yeah!