The ultimate upgrade.
I’ve been waiting weeks for this to come in (ordered it through my local music store), but when it did, it blew me completely away. This is my first completely non-laminate ukulele, so I don’t have a broad range of experience when it comes to solid wood; however, I have other solid wood instruments and have used those as the bar to measure this uke up to. This uke shattered my expectations, in both sound/tone and aesthetics. She’s sweet on the ears and easy on the eyes. The fit and finish on the neck is great too, I love the satin finish, it makes playing so smooth (my other Kala ukes have been the: KA-KSLNG, and the KA-CGE, both having gloss necks.). I thought that the scale size would be rather difficult for my small hands, but it seems Kala thought of that possibility. The neck profile and extra nut width give me a lot of leverage to maneuver my fingers adroitly across the fretboard. I cannot honestly find a single aspect to complain about. I absolutely adore her.