Kala MK-SD/PL/CAR Makala Soprano Ukulele Review [Dolphin Bridge]

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If you research, you will see that there is something exceptional about Kala MK-SD/PW Makala Dolphin Soprano Ukulele. We worked on it for 37 hours, dug through the internet, and brought you the results of this article.

As a soprano ukulele, it is beginner-friendly for the size and weight, renders good old sound just like other quality soprano ukuleles, built with quality materials that are industry standards. Now let’s see the specifications of this ukulele in detail which makes it one of the best ukuleles for beginners.

Size and Weight

Well, you already know it is a soprano ukulele which means it is the smallest size ukulele that makes it easy for both kids and grown-up beginner ukulele players.

The size dimensions of this soprano ukulele are 25.2 x 25.6 x 9.8 inches which make the ukulele a total size of 25 inches, which is a bit bigger than the regular soprano ukuleles.

You can say the length is approximately similar to a concert-size ukulele. But still, it is beginner-friendly because concert size ukuleles are also good for kids as it is a medium size.

The scale length of this ukulele is 13.625 inches. It is a Soprano Uke w/Kauri Top and Composite Back & Sides.

The weight of the ukulele is 1.54 pounds and the shipping weight is 1.55 pounds. This is another beginner-friendly feature of this ukulele.

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Sounding

We know that soprano ukuleles don’t give that much long sustainable sound and give less bass effect.

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But as this soprano size ukulele is a bit bigger than the regular size sopranos, guess what? This one features long sustainable sound and bass effects.

The sound quality is great, comparing to other similar size ukuleles, it performs as both soprano and concert-size ukulele. The sound is bright and warm.

Comparing to other soprano and concert size ukuleles, this ukulele gives a more rich sound than any other similar kind of ukuleles.

The soundhole is big enough the take the string inputs of distorted frequency and outputs the uniformed frequency of sound that is well sustained and bass friendly.

Built With

The ukulele is built with normal industry standard mahogany wood. The body and neck are made with mahogany, but the fingerboard is made with high-quality rosewood.

To bring the brand, Kala MK-SD/PW Makala Dolphin Bridge Soprano Ukulele has a dolphin-shaped bridge. The nut and saddle are made of high-quality plastic materials.

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Strings

The strings of this ukulele are Aquila Super Nylgut Strings which makes it compete with the other brands of ukuleles.

Specialty

The specialty of this ukulele is this comes with a nylon carry bag. The scale length of it is 13.625 inches. And most importantly the design and craftsmanship come in various colors, you can choose your favorite color from Amazon.

Pros

  • Soprano Uke w/Kauri Top and Composite Back & Sides
  • 13.625″ Scale Length; Mahogany Neck w/Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Dolphin-Shaped Bridge; Plastic Nut & Saddle
  • Aquila Super Nylgut Strings
  • Nylon Carry Bag Included

Cons

  • The design and color combination could have been better
  • The size of the ukulele could be smaller than a soprano ukulele though it is actually a pro’ of this ukulele.
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