It is common knowledge that the ukulele is associated with Hawaii but
did you know that the Kala uke is NOT made in the sunny paradise? This does not
stop companies from using the Hawaiian theme to sell this brand of uke in the
shops however (especially as ‘Kala’ has several meanings in Hawaii including
‘to forgive’ and ‘currency’.)
A Kala uke is actually made in a climate which resembles that of North
America. It is interesting to note that Hawaiian-made ukes could potentially
crack and warp in places where the climate is not the same. As the Hawaiian
climate is generally warm and humid, a Kala ukulele may be the best option for
someone living in London for example where the climate is dissimilar to that of
When you’re buying a Kala Ukulele online from Southern Ukulele Store,
you’re purchasing an instrument that bears a close resemblance to the Brazilian
cavaquinho in terms of body shape. This is especially the case when tenor or
baritone models are bought. It seems that a lot of Kala ukes are made in China
and are considered to be one of the finest production line ukes on the market.
Most users suggest that a Kala ukulele has tighter strings than a guitar and
these strings do not bend as easily as they do in soprano ukes.
The Kala ukulele brand comes in the standard four sizes: soprano,
concert, tenor and baritone. The vast majority of Kala ukuleles is made from
mahogany and has a stain or gloss finish. A Kala soprano uke can be purchased
for as little as £40 online with larger uke types costing more. The Kala uke is
one of the most popular on the market because of its affordability and the ease
with which musicians can purchase one.