This solid mahogany concert from the Kala company is patterned after the classic Martin mahogany concert ukulele. Kala truly did an excellent job with this SMH line. This concert has a very warm, classic tone that pleases the ears.
Mahogany continues to be used despite being harder to find and more expensive. This is a wood that has been used for stringed instruments for the last century because it has soft and hard wood qualities to it with excellent sonic character. The SMHC not only sounds good, it looks good! The bindings are very precisely routed for, quality wood with clean construction, and the design and adornment is tasteful.
This is the Kala KA-SMHC. They recently re-voiced it and this concert size uke is one of the best on the market now!
We are behind a bench making ukes like this one play and feel great every single day. We truly set up each instrument to ensure you get the absolute best for your money! This includes Saddle and Nut heights, Fret work (usually planing or "dressing"), intonation checks, and a thorough inspection for cosmetic flaw. This is crucial for this middle price range where you can really get close to a high end concert feel from our work. No one is more qualified than our crew to do these final adjustments, and unlike your normal retail shop, we aren't afraid to dig in and do some real work for our customers! We are also dedicated to giving you honest and expert service and advice. Aloha!
This uke is far from that "plinky" cheap concert sound. Not only does it sound good now, but being solid wood, it will just continue to become more resonant and warm. If you were looking for a concert around 200 dollars this should model from Kala would come strongly recommended by us!
We always include a humidifier with solid wood instruments. This is not an option, and we do not charge for it.