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    Default makala vs hulala

    Hi! im new here and from the philippines. i wanted to purchase my first uke but i can't decide whether to get the makala mk-c or the hulala ho-II, both are concert size. the ukes are from two different but reputable uke shops. the makala is priced php3,488 (usd85) while the hulala is priced php4,000 (usd97). the hulala comes with gig bag and with aquilla strings while the makala is uke only with its black nylon string. i have seen and read many good reviews about the makala but not much of the hulala. is it because its still new in the market? does anybody here who is familiar or have used and played the hulala? which uke is better? there is a php500 difference between the two ukes. makala good reviews in the net vs hulala with aquilla and gig bag. which would you guys recomend? btw... makala is made of agathis while hulala is of mahogany but both are laminates.

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    Hualala is a pretty good brand. I think they're Anuenue's budget brand (while Makala is Kala's budget brand).

    I think the Hualala is the better deal, given that you also get better strings and a gigbag included.


    Personally I like Hualala better than Makala.

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    I didn't know about the aNueNue link!
    Can you play each one and select the better sounding of the two?
    If not get someone in the shop to play them for you.
    h

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hms View Post
    I didn't know about the aNueNue link!
    Can you play each one and select the better sounding of the two?
    If not get someone in the shop to play them for you.
    h
    The hulala i think sounded better because of the aqilla strings. Makala has a darker and mellow sound. But for php500-600, the makala can be replaced with aquilla or savarez strings.

    Thanks for the replies.

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    I ever played both of makala mk-c and hulala ho-II. hulala sounds much better than makala. At this price, hulala is a very good choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kissing View Post
    Hualala is a pretty good brand. I think they're Anuenue's budget brand (while Makala is Kala's budget brand).

    I think the Hualala is the better deal, given that you also get better strings and a gigbag included.


    Personally I like Hualala better than Makala.
    Thanks! May i ask why do you like the hulala better than the makala? Aside from the better deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marclin723 View Post
    I ever played both of makala mk-c and hulala ho-II. hulala sounds much better than makala. At this price, hulala is a very good choice.
    Thanks! I think i'll be getting the hulala...

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    Here are some vids for the Hulala:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0hLOKsbES8

    and:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woDCOvTpZWc

    (from 2min12sec he switches to the soprano version)
    Makala Dolphin Black, Aquila reentrant gCEA
    wanted: Ovation Applause UAE20


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    Do u know theres a luthier in sn idelfonso bulacan......he export ukes to usa

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1300cc View Post
    Do u know theres a luthier in sn idelfonso bulacan......he export ukes to usa
    i know there are luthiers in pampanga and cebu mostly they make guitars. but a luthier in bulacan who exports uke, thats great to know. do you know the name?

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