Beautiful with a dynamic sound that projects
I believe I got one of the last ones before the model got discontinued. For a first ukulele, I wanted an intermediate level model that I can grow with. The KA-SSEM-C was the perfect ukulele for that, especially at the price I got it for; a few dollars above my $150 budget.
Its understated beauty in the cream colored spruce and almost caramel mahogany with simple rosette and edge rope design. I especially liked the ebony bridge and fretboard with the black Nubone nut and saddle. The looks does not scream or shout. But the sound, on the other hand...
The solid spruce top really projects sound when strummed normally. The solid spruce delivers a full, and a little bright sound paired with the layered exotic mahogany sides and back. Because every string rings true, I know when I mess up, and it has helped me improve my finger placement and strumming technique.
I am a beginner in playing ukulele, but I’ve been playing the guitar for years. Yet I’ve been idle in my progress because most of the chords were barres and I could not get the stings pressed down enough. I got discouraged.
I believe I can go far with the ukulele because playing chords is easier with the smaller area and less strings. Barre chords are executed better except for some that span four or five frets. That’ll take time. I’m really enjoying learning to play. It’s even sweeter learning to play with my daughter who was gifted a ukulele this last Christmas.
The Kala KA-SSEM-C was an excellent first choice, and it will…