I recommend making whatever uke you want to keep into a keeper. Whether it be a Mahalo or MBU. You are allowed to keep what ever ukes you choose.
This certainly holds true. Out of all the uke manufacturers in the world, I'd say Kamaka is the most consistent, both between sizes and within different specimen of the same model. I think it's fairly easy to make that statement after you listen to several examples of Kamakas and also learn about their manufacturing and especially wood selection process.I think Kamaka have a pretty consistent signature sound regardless of size