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Uk3player78
07-26-2011, 04:02 PM
OK, thank you for the advice first of all on "choosing between 5 ukes". Your help was greatly appreciated. Onto the short list. I was unsure of the Pono's frets after reading through the thread several times. The Kenile'a is going on the wish list for later as it was stretching my budget, also the guitar i sold sadly made less than i anticipated.

I chose the Kala KA-ASACC solid Acacia concert ukulele. It arrived today at 5.45PM, i thought it would be tomorrow but nope, late delivery :). I got a cracking deal from a shop in Glasgow which trades through eBay. I had a chat with the shop owner over the phone (number detailed in listing) nice guy, very helpful and a great price beating SUS and Duke of Uke. All set up with case.

I haven't been playing ukulele long enough to give a detailed review but as a long time guitar player i can say the build is perfect, no mistakes or shoddy workmanship also it's set up with nice action. My huge worry after having to work on the Lanikai was intonation, that was the first thing i checked. I'm happy to report it is spot on.

All that is left is the pic's. I used a small cloth to protect it underneath as i took the photos. :p

Uk3player78
07-26-2011, 04:03 PM
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff122/dek431/P1040328.jpg
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff122/dek431/P1040323.jpg
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff122/dek431/P1040325.jpg
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff122/dek431/P1040324.jpg

Uk3player78
07-26-2011, 04:04 PM
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff122/dek431/P1040327.jpg
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff122/dek431/P1040326.jpg

kalmario
07-26-2011, 04:30 PM
love the fret work on it.

now go and give it heaps!!

Cliff

chindog
07-26-2011, 04:43 PM
Beautiful! Congratulations!

fitncrafty
07-26-2011, 04:45 PM
Beautiful!! I hope that you are having a great time and learning so much!!

mds725
07-26-2011, 05:27 PM
Looks like you got a pretty one! I like the grain pattern. Congratulations!

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
07-26-2011, 05:43 PM
Congratulations! Looks like you found a beautiful ukulele; I'm betting it sounds beautiful as well.

Trinimon
07-26-2011, 05:44 PM
Pretty! I like the wood grain too. Guess that's the scary part of buying a uke without physically seeing it. I've got my eye on one of these as well. Thanks for sharing. :D

TCK
07-26-2011, 05:58 PM
Shure is purty- You are gonna love her!

Kalihonu
07-26-2011, 06:37 PM
Awesome! Aloha & congratulations, beautiful ukulele. Happy strumming!

Mason671
07-26-2011, 07:30 PM
Aloha Uk3player78!
Congratulations on your new Kala ukulele! She is a beauty. I have her bigger sister, the KA-ASAC-T with a Shadow SH 1110-UK passive pickup installed (I plan to install the Mi-Si Trio by December). You will enjoy her even more while she opens up as she is made from solid acacia wood.

Mason671

Uk3player78
07-27-2011, 06:28 AM
Pretty! I like the wood grain too. Guess that's the scary part of buying a uke without physically seeing it. I've got my eye on one of these as well. Thanks for sharing. :D

I highly recommend it.

Uk3player78
07-27-2011, 06:28 AM
Thanks for the replies!

joeybug
07-27-2011, 06:32 AM
Beautiful! Happy New Uke Day! :D

Would love to know how it sounds when you have a chance to record!

Thanks for sharing :D

Joey :music:

BadLands Bart
07-27-2011, 06:39 AM
Wow that is a beauty!!!! Have tons of fun playing!!!!
Congratulations!

deadpool
07-27-2011, 06:41 AM
Very nice indeed. Now I am jonesing after one of those.............doh!

Mandarb
07-27-2011, 06:44 AM
Congrats - enjoy!!

ukulefty
07-27-2011, 07:18 AM
Looks great! I especially love the decorative fret markers.

Foinnse
07-27-2011, 12:07 PM
I too have been considering buying this Uke. Money issues do not allow it but I think I'll go for it when I can. Please fill us in on how you find it as you go along!! And congrats, hope you enjoy it.

Cheers -F