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Turtle
01-05-2011, 01:01 PM
I've been wanting to buy a concert sized ukulele. I finally settled on the Kala KA KCG CT Koa Cedartop Concert Ukulele gloss cs.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250751741202&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

I bought it from Music Guy Mike (I have never bought from MGM before but based upon all the great reviews I have heard on the forums, I had zero hesitation. I just got through making my Pay Pal payment. Woo Hoo! new uke on it's way.

Happy Ukulele Cheers,

-Turtle

Coconut Willie
01-05-2011, 01:16 PM
Outstanding and congrats!! Now the dreaded wait!!!!!

DAPuke
01-05-2011, 01:17 PM
That's a sweet uke. Yay for you!!!
DAP

hmgberg
01-05-2011, 02:12 PM
I bought the same uke from MGM last spring. It sounds nice - a little guitar like (because of the cedar) and quite loud. Since then, I've played a lot of Kalas. I think this is their best sounding ukulele - even better than the solid mahogany ones. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. BTW-I received mine from MGM in two days!! All the way from Hawaii to Maine.

Chris Tarman
01-05-2011, 02:15 PM
I saw one of those in person in Denver this summer and thought it was GORGEOUS! I wish they made a soprano version of it.

MGM
01-05-2011, 02:28 PM
Things to look for from Kala Alot of new novelty printed ukes, the solid body U bass, Spalted maple pocket ukes, and now a gloss koa line of ukuleles.

jacothedog
01-05-2011, 03:51 PM
Congrats on the new uke, and Mike - thanks for the heads up!

Gmoney
01-05-2011, 03:55 PM
That was my first uke purchased from MGM as well! It is pretty sweet - bet you will love it.

rem50
01-05-2011, 03:59 PM
that is beautiful! Make sure to tell us how it sounds!

eor
01-05-2011, 05:22 PM
hi

I have a ka-kcg-ct-ltd

I think you will be very satisfied. I love mine

you can hear it here.... http://www.youtube.com/user/MultiFlyfisher

there is a review in ukulele player magasine .... http://www.tricornpublications.com/issue12.pdf

good luck .... dont ya hate waiting????




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mm stan
01-05-2011, 07:12 PM
Aloha Turtle,
Congrats on your new Kala ...Have fun and enjoy....Isn't Mike great!! Thanks for sharing....Happy Strummings. MM Stan

Uncle Leroy
01-05-2011, 08:08 PM
Turtle,
That is great, Mike's service is the best. Hope you like your uke.

Mandarb
01-06-2011, 02:52 AM
Congrats on the new uke. Enjoy.

guitharsis
01-06-2011, 02:58 AM
Congrats! Great looking uke. You know it will be set up perfectly too.

molokinirum
01-06-2011, 07:32 AM
Congrats on your new uke!!! MGM is one of the best and you will be very happy! Don't forget to post some pics!

Turtle
01-07-2011, 03:30 AM
Thanks for all the great responses. I hadn't realized that the cedar top/ koa Kala had gotten so many great reviews. I had been mostly going by my own thoughts about what a good intermediate ukulele might consist of and the sound clip MGM had up on youtube for this model. Now I am really stoked! I am still pretty new at the ukulele though I have played guitar at an intermediate level for many years. While I mostly play folk and traditional music on the guitar, my ukulele playing has been mostly centered on learning classical music. I have been working through Wilifred Welti's ebook and John King's excellent material. I am definitely a novice but having a great deal of fun. While working on John King's book I realized I really needed a little more finger room. I think this Kala will be perfect. I am also again delighted by everyone's enthusiastic endorsement of MGM. (Thanks Mike for the heads-up about upcoming items and for your speedy shipping of my uke!) My Uke is scheduled to be here Monday.

Cheers,

Turtle

Nickie
01-07-2011, 03:52 AM
Turtle,
Congrats on your new baby. I hope you enjoy it for a long time. Happy pickin'!

Turtle
01-07-2011, 01:59 PM
Yay! My new Kala has officially arrived on the Mainland and is speeding toward Austin with an anticipated arrival of Monday!

DAPuke
01-07-2011, 02:20 PM
Yay! My new Kala has officially arrived on the Mainland and is speeding toward Austin with an anticipated arrival of Monday!

hooray! It's gonna be a long weekend:)
DAP

experimentjon
01-07-2011, 03:29 PM
Congrats. That's a great choice. I've played one of those, and it was quite impressive. You'll enjoy it. The concert scale is probably the most fun scale length to play, because you can make all of the stretches, but still have enough space on the fretboard to hit all the notes cleanly. You'll feel like superman playing it. :)

Turtle
01-07-2011, 05:29 PM
Yeah, I've really been dying to get a hold of a concert uke. I'm slowly (and painfully) learning some classical music. I have the major portion of Jesu the Joy of Man's Desiring (ala John King) to where I have it mostly memorized and am just trying to get the middle part incorporated. I know having just a tiny amount more room on the fretboard will make a huge difference. There are other songs that King arranged that call for going higher up the neck (like Carol of the Bells) that I haven't even been able to get started on. (I am really sad that we lost John King just as I was starting to learn ukulele.)

On a side note. My partner picked up my current Kala tonight and made intimations that maybe she could learn to play one of these things. I showed her a little about how TAB works and pointed her to some simple songs (Mary Had a Little Lamb, Old Grey Mare type stuff) that she would be able to pick out easily and see how easy it is to start making sound on a ukulele. I think her interest has actually been sparked. She even lit up when I suggested that duets can be fun!