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Kohala KP-B Kanikapila Baritone Ukulele  

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"Kanikapila" means lets play music, and playing music is an important tradition in Kohala and all over Hawaii. With the Kohala KP-B Kanikapila Barito...Read More

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A sweet sounding baritone ukulele with everything you need to start having fun.

"Kanikapila" means lets play music, and playing music is an important tradition in Kohala and all over Hawaii. With the Kohala KP-B Kanikapila Baritone Ukulele you get everything you need to start having fun. The KP-B is a Kohala uke calibrated for sweet sound and comes complete with a convenient clip-on tuner, a gig bag, and an instruction book that'll get you strumming in no time.

The Baritone is the largest of the ukulele sizes and has a much deeper sound than other ukulele sizes. Tuning on this size is the same as the top four strings of a guitar (D-G-B-E).

FEATURES
  • Baritone-sized ukulele
  • Mahogany construction
  • Chrome-plated die-cast tuning machines
  • Body and neck binding
  • Includes Custom Kohala Gig Bag
  • Clip-on ukulele tuner and Kohala instruction booklet

From the beach to the stage, take this one with you. Order today.

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KohalaKP-B Kanikapila Baritone Ukulele
 
4.3

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (23)
  • Consistent (10)
  • Well built / quality (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (19)
    • Back-up (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (19), Novice (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best ukulele that I've ever owned or played!

    From the moment I pulled it out of the box, I could tell that is a well crafted uke. Every piece of wood is a good songwood and you can definitely hear the difference...Read complete review

    From the moment I pulled it out of the box, I could tell that is a well crafted uke. Every piece of wood is a good songwood and you can definitely hear the difference from knock off brands. However, order some different strings for this instrument when you buy it, the ones that it comes with are not the best in the world. A good set of martins will make this ukulele flawless.
    It has strings, a neck, and a soundhole. What more could you want?
    Amazing sound quality. Unlike the cheaper counterparts, it keeps in tune all the way down the neck. The instrument has an amazing timbre that you will love from the first time you strum it.
    Worth way more than I payed for it. Amazing value.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Pretty cool uke.

    Got this on the SDOD. Arrived at me house in awesome shape. Went to tune... And nothing but trouble. Thought I had some dead strings, an MF sent me out a...Read complete review

    Got this on the SDOD. Arrived at me house in awesome shape. Went to tune... And nothing but trouble. Thought I had some dead strings, an MF sent me out a nice set of Martins for free. Took it to my set up guy, and he told me the strings were fine, but the nut was pinching the strings too tight and causing troubles. Old strings off, minor setup done, and new strings on. Now, it plays like a dream.

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    3.0

    Pretty cool uke.

    By MartyR

    from Des Moines, IA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Couch Jamming
    • Good Tone
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Need A Lot Of Work
    • Needed A Lot Of Work

    Best Uses

    • Camping
    • Couch Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Kohala KP-B Kanikapila Baritone Ukulele:

    Got this on the SDOD. Arrived at me house in awesome shape. Went to tune... And nothing but trouble. Thought I had some dead strings, an MF sent me out a nice set of Martins for free. Took it to my set up guy, and he told me the strings were fine, but the nut was pinching the strings too tight and causing troubles. Old strings off, minor setup done, and new strings on. Now, it plays like a dream.

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    4.0

    Nice for the Price!

    By E. T.

    from Purcellville VA

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    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Poor Tone Quality

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Kohala KP-B Kanikapila Baritone Ukulele:

    I got this as s Stupid Deal, so it was a bargain (along with MF's famous FREE SHIPPING!!). For some weird reason, the ukulele is very popular with adolescent girls (or anyone who can see any reason for the existence of Taylor Swift, Zooey Deschanel, of the band Train). As a guitar teacher I have had an income opportunity, but I like to "leave the door open" so to speak, for a switch to guitar. I use the Mexican vihuela, a wacky 6-string "guitarlele", and now the baritone uke to introduce these kids to new and bigger frequency ranges. This one is pretty solidly made and will serve its purpose very well. Thanks, Musician's Friend!

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    5.0

    Tone and projection belies its price

    By duevalvduc

    from Anaheim, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Ladder Bracing
    • Mahogany Tone Wood
    • Well Finished

    Cons

    • Easily Reglued
    • Neck Joint Unbonded

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Tone Is Great Anywhere
    • Vehicular Passenger

    Comments about Kohala KP-B Kanikapila Baritone Ukulele:

    Having some lutherie skills, I was not put-off by the issue of a loose neck joint. I considered that to be part of the price of admission for such a great instrument at a ridiculous price. Very pleased, after gluing it up and clamping it over night. Wonderful to take on trips as a passenger in the car. Who needs a radio?

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    4.0

    good tone,some intonation issues

    By whormongr

    from alameda ca

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Intonation Issues

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Kohala KP-B Kanikapila Baritone Ukulele:

    Good tone and quality but some intonation issues upthe board, worth the money since I got it on sale

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    3.0

    ok for learning the uke

    By duck soup

    from kentucky

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent

    Cons

    • Poor Tone Quality

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Kohala KP-B Kanikapila Baritone Ukulele:

    ok for learning the uke

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    4.0

    Great for the price

    By Bassbldr

    from Nevada City,CA

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Great Uke For The Money

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Kohala KP-B Kanikapila Baritone Ukulele:

        Good sounding baritone ukulele. The nice part of a baritone is it is tuned like the four top strings on a guitar, less of a learning curve if you're a guitar player.

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        4.0

        Good for guitar players

        By Herdsman

        from Des Moines, IA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Size
        • Standard Guitar Tuning

        Cons

        • Wrong Owners Manual

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Kohala KP-B Kanikapila Baritone Ukulele:

        I was looking for a uke that my family could pick up and play. This is a good place to start. Bigger than a 'standard' uke and tuned to top 4 strings of a guitar (EBGD). Still has the uke sound for lots of radio songs out right now.

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        4.0

        Great for beginners

        By Kidpobs

        from Jamaica, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Kohala KP-B Kanikapila Baritone Ukulele:

          This is my first ever uke so I did not know what to expect. This is a baritone uke, meaning this is the biggest of all the ukes. I had to google the tuning for this. I used the DGBE tuning to get the best sound. The sound for GCEA is just too low. Anyway, I bought this for my daughter but I ended up using it a lot. It is great for practice since the frets are smaller. It came with average strings and it will sound much better if you invest on better strings. I got this on Stupid Deal so I got my money's worth. Plus it came with a gig bag and a nice little tuner. Hope this helps.

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          5.0

          Unexpected fun!

          By Kilgore

          from St. Louis

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Kohala KP-B Kanikapila Baritone Ukulele:

              I play most anything with strings. I've avoided Ukes because they're pretty basic, and my wife hates the sound. But... I went ahead and bought this on a whim intending to only play it when the wife wasn't around. But wow... what fun... there's a whole genre of music I never even considered, but what a joy to experience - AND PLAY! You have to learn "Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World" in the style of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. OK... so I'm late to the game, and everyone knows this tune, but I didn't. Morale of the story... if you're a good musician, buy a uke... it will open up a bit more music than you expect.

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              4.0

              A baby classical guitar

              By Drew

              from Flower Town

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                    Comments about Kohala KP-B Kanikapila Baritone Ukulele:

                    They do a very good job making a basic instrument here. The only flaws I found were a tiny bit of glue on the body and one of the highest frets was bent a little.

                    Setup was pretty easy, there was a shim under the bridge that I pulled out and that lowered the action. Nut was actually very well done on mine.

                    Sound is nicely resonant, maybe a little dark. It really sounds as much like a classical guitar as a ukulele. For me, I got this instead of a classical guitar to work on fingerpicking and it has worked great for that.

                    The "package" this thing comes in is very cheap. The gig bag is more like a dust cover, I haven't got the tuner to work properly, and the book is a total joke. The book is so bad, literally a poorly done Islander patois that explains almost nothing except that the uke is about island style. A decent chord sheet would have been more useful. In fact, the book makes me question the seriousness of the entire brand!

                    If you get it on a Stupid Deal like I did, five stars. Regular price, four stars

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