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rob.gorman
12-24-2008, 11:59 AM
I'm about to receive a tenor ukulele for Christmas that my wife bought from Bounty Music. It's part of a tenor starter package and says it's a "Bounty" Ukulele. Anybody know who the maker is? Are we spending money that would be better spent with another ukulele? :confused:

haole
12-24-2008, 02:22 PM
Fear not; I'm 90% sure that it's a rebranded Makala, which is sweet!

Plainsong
12-24-2008, 05:02 PM
I'm not so sure. I mean I do see the similarity because I got my mother in-law a Makala concert, but not only is the tenor more expensive than the Makala, but it looks a bit nicer too.

Maybe Kala makes a spiffier version for Bounty?

Pippin
12-25-2008, 06:48 AM
They look like Makala on Bounty's website.

http://www.ukes.com/student-ukuleles.html

Enjoy it.

Plainsong
12-25-2008, 07:45 AM
That's what I was looking at, and the only similiarity I see is in the gears and the font on the headstock looks kinda sorta similar. I mean it's just opinion, and Makala, Kala, and the Bounty are probably made in the same factory, but I don't think they're exactly the same uke, or maybe they're the same uke with some tweaks to the looks. (looks is all I have to go on, being that it's a picture)

hoosierhiver
12-25-2008, 09:17 AM
I've got to agree,alot of different brand ukes are really made at the same factory.

rob.gorman
12-25-2008, 01:43 PM
That's what I was looking at, and the only similiarity I see is in the gears and the font on the headstock looks kinda sorta similar. I mean it's just opinion, and Makala, Kala, and the Bounty are probably made in the same factory, but I don't think they're exactly the same uke, or maybe they're the same uke with some tweaks to the looks. (looks is all I have to go on, being that it's a picture)

Now that I've opened the case I think it is identical to the Kala Spruce Tenor. Whoever made it I'm ecstatic to have an instrument to play.

Lots to learn!

Plainsong
12-25-2008, 08:03 PM
Cool beans! Nothing feels like the gift of music for Christmas. No assembly required!

tori8984
12-26-2008, 07:55 AM
I have a Bounty saprano, and it has been a joy to learn on for me