Got my new Baritone uke Last night from hawaii music supply!

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I got my new Kala Solid Mahogany Baritone yesterday and I love it! This thing plays very nice and has a lovely tone. I love the classy, classic look. I love the tortoise shell binding and darker mahogany. I like the fact that it even has a truss rod.

The K&K Big Island pick up sounds very natural and has plenty of gain to go straight to the board or amp with out a pre amp. I prefer this type of set up on a performance rig. I have K&K on my Taylor guitar. I just plug it in and l let the sound folks do their thing.

I can't say enough good things about hawaii music supply. The packing was the best I have ever seen when shipped an instrument.
The set up is superb! Action is set perfect, intonation is spot on. Frets nicely dressed with no buzz. Nice easy player!

Nice clean installation of the K&K pickup. I really appreciate that they include a checklist of each step of the set up process that is initialed by the technician.

The hard case is very nice and of good quality.

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Nice uke, nice pictures! That Kala looks great! Would enjoy a sound sample of it.
 

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Congratulations. Those Kala all solid mahogany baritones are excellent sounding. I think they are the best bang for the buck in an all solid baritone. I have played "Solorules" a number of times and I am always impressed with that instrument.

As a side note if you want to brighten up the tone a bit try the new Aquila Reds. Brenda has them on her Kala............and now I have them on a Mya Moe baritone.
 
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Congratulations. Those Kala all solid mahogany baritones are excellent sounding. I think they are the best bang for the buck in an all solid baritone. I have played "Solorules" a number of times and I am always impressed with that instrument.

As a side note if you want to brighten up the tone a bit try the new Aquila Reds. Brenda has them on her Kala............and now I have them on a Mya Moe baritone.

Thank you! It has regular Aquila's on it now. I bought a set of Living Waters to try next. I'll keep the reds in mind to try sometime.
 

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Nice uke, nice pictures! That Kala looks great! Would enjoy a sound sample of it.

I don't have a studio anymore. I might get some kind of recording with my phone or Ipad but I don't know how it would sound. We will see.
 

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Congratulations 4G, I'm with you on the Tortoise Shell binding, it's a very cool feature.
 

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Yes I have them strung with Aquila Red ( the B and E)
The bass are wound Aquila that came with the uke
It really brighten up the voice
I also have K&K pick up installed.
Camsuke ( Campbell) sent me a pre AMP. It works really really well!
Congratulations on your new uke!
 

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Very, very nice. I like Kalas, and I like baritones. I hope it's DGBE, and I hope you keep it that way. :eek:ld:
 

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I am glad you like your Kala Baritone. I have the same model and love it. I was interested in your thought on the K&K pickup. I would like to put one in mine and I value your feedback
 

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Congratulations! Love the Tortoiseshell binding against the Mahogany. And it's a testament from Dave calling this Solid-Mahogany Kala Baritone model "excellent sounding", that's a reassurance you can take to the bank!
 

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Congrats! I have the tenor, it prefers strings on the mellower side as do many solid mahogany ukes. I polished the tortoise with a little Flitz.