Hi there!

I learned how to play on that Kala mahogany satin, in a concert size. It's an excellent beginners uke, for sure. I then moved up to a SSTU travel tenor. Neither are awesome sounding, to be fair, but that travel tenor sounds amazing compared to the plywood Kalas, and I love how light and easy to play it is... Plus it's available with a good quality pickup in all sizes (no Baritone). Here in America it can be had for about $250 w/ pickup included.

That said, once I stepped up again to a "true" solid top uke, my Kala travel became my beach uke and my Satin Mahogany my loaner. The Pono never leaves the house!