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jaydeeaye
12-08-2008, 09:26 AM
okay well i started with a cheap soprano ukulele to see if i liked the instrument. And it turns out that i do.

So out of these two which should i buy? (I am kind of low on cash but i am willing to spend if its worth it).

https://www.kalaukulele.com/KA-C.htm (https://www.kalaukulele.com/KA-C.htm)

https://www.kalaukulele.com/KA-T.htm (https://www.kalaukulele.com/KA-T.htm)

BluesDrive
12-08-2008, 09:44 AM
I own the KA-CE, which the same as the C, but with a pickup/preamp. I really like it. Since you're coming from a soprano, I'd say to go with the concert. That way it's not a huge change in feel and sound.

Kanaka916
12-08-2008, 10:22 AM
One is a concert (same size body as a soprano with a tenor neck) and the other is a tenor (larger than a concert, 26" long, 14 frets to the body). If you're comfortable with a soprano, you may wanna consider the concert. If you're looking for a bigger sound, definetly a tenor.

As far as a purchase, you may wanna check with MGM (http://stores.ebay.com/Musicguymics-Room_W0QQcolZ2QQdirZ1QQfsubZQ2d999QQftidZ2QQtZkm). He's a Kala distributor and will do a instrument setup when purchased.

jqrcaliman
12-08-2008, 11:24 AM
ya usually after the "cheap soprano" phase comes the cool concert. i got a concert after i realized how much i loved playing on the soprano.

jaydeeaye
12-08-2008, 11:27 AM
thanks but i have to ask does me playing the guitar have any effect in size?

Kanaka916
12-08-2008, 11:44 AM
The impression I get seems guitar players, not all, prefer the size of a tenor rather than a concert. Just an observation from the posts.

BluesDrive
12-08-2008, 05:21 PM
I'm a guitar player and I prefer the size of the concert. It's all personal I think. It's harder to play some chords, which is why I'm switching to a tenor, but I do enjoy the size of the frets for picking/solo work.

jaydeeaye
12-08-2008, 07:44 PM
thanks for all the advice i guess im just going to have to try them both out.

bundy
12-09-2008, 02:47 PM
thanks but i have to ask does me playing the guitar have any effect in size?

i dont know if its just me but, it always takes me a minute to adjust to the shorter fret lengths on a ukulele after playing a guitar.

Phatzo
12-10-2008, 01:33 PM
string tention is also different on a tenor, being a guitar play we exert more finger pressure than what is needed on the concert and sop. So then tenor would stayed in tune longer. I have both a concert and tenor now. I tend to play the tenor more, unless I am traveling with a uke then its the smaller concert.

I can almost garuntee that you wont find a better price than with MGM, plus he dress'm up and he has great customer service.