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Kohala KP-C Kanikapila Concert Ukulele Satin Natural

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"Kanikapila" means let's play music, and playing music is an important tradition in Kohala and all over Hawaii. With the Kohala KP-C Kanikapila Conce...Click To Read More About This Product

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

"Kanikapila" means let's play music, and playing music is an important tradition in Kohala and all over Hawaii. With the Kohala KP-C Kanikapila Concert Ukulele you get everything you need to start having fun. The KP-C 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.

A concert ukulele is slightly larger than a soprano with a fuller sound, perfect for beach parties or small gigs.

FEATURES
  • Concert-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-C Kanikapila Concert Ukulele
 
4.5

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (17)
  • Consistent (7)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (17)
  • Back-up (8)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Novice (8), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not bad, but there are better ones out there

I received this as a birthday gift from my wife, and my 19 year old daughter decided that she wanted to get one also (she's been playing guitar for a couple years). She...Read complete review

I received this as a birthday gift from my wife, and my 19 year old daughter decided that she wanted to get one also (she's been playing guitar for a couple years). She chose a Luna "TC MAH" tattoo uke, and we've spent quite a bit of time playing these together this afternoon and comparing them. While they have slightly different features, and are around the same price, the Luna is clearly a better quality and better sounding uke. Part of that may be the better strings on the Luna, and that it has a better set-up (no sharp frets, lower action) and a larger body (3/8" wider lower bout; 1/8" thicker sides).

I'll be taking this Kohala back and exchanging it for a Luna Tattoo model (yes, I have my wife's permission!). It's not a bad uke - a set up would certainly help - but the Luna is *that much* better for a little less money.
At this price, this is a well featured uke. While the body is laminated woods, the mahogany has very nice color and grain in it. It has body binding and neck binding, with fret markers both on the side of the neck and on the fingerboard. Solid tuners, and a compensated saddle. I mark it down one point for having cheap strings on it (compared to another uke of similar price); I suspect these have hald back the tone a bit.
It's well put together, and I don't see any glue residue inside the body. As mentioned above, the saddle is compensated, and the nut seems to be cut with good spacing, but the slots need to be lowered a little; it goes sharp on the lower frets, so it sounds out of tune on some chords.

The reason I rated it a little low is because of rough fret ends and high action. The neck seems straight, so the saddle needs to be lowered and the nut slots need to be lowered; this uke would play much better with a little more care to the set-up before it left the factory.
I was surprised at how well this was put together and how nice it looks at this price. It stays in tune, and it produces nice volume. A quality set of strings and a better set-up would take this uke up to a 9 or 10.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Stupid deal of the day purchase

If you get it as the stupid deal of the day it's a good deal for a gift to a beginner. There are more substantial ukes available with better tone and manufacture. I'd suggest...Read complete review

If you get it as the stupid deal of the day it's a good deal for a gift to a beginner. There are more substantial ukes available with better tone and manufacture. I'd suggest a visit to your local big box music store to examine before you buy. Wide range of quality even within some brands.

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(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not bad, but there are better ones out there

By SouthpawinOmahaw

from Omaha, NE

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Comments about Kohala KP-C Kanikapila Concert Ukulele:

I received this as a birthday gift from my wife, and my 19 year old daughter decided that she wanted to get one also (she's been playing guitar for a couple years). She chose a Luna "TC MAH" tattoo uke, and we've spent quite a bit of time playing these together this afternoon and comparing them. While they have slightly different features, and are around the same price, the Luna is clearly a better quality and better sounding uke. Part of that may be the better strings on the Luna, and that it has a better set-up (no sharp frets, lower action) and a larger body (3/8" wider lower bout; 1/8" thicker sides).

I'll be taking this Kohala back and exchanging it for a Luna Tattoo model (yes, I have my wife's permission!). It's not a bad uke - a set up would certainly help - but the Luna is *that much* better for a little less money.
At this price, this is a well featured uke. While the body is laminated woods, the mahogany has very nice color and grain in it. It has body binding and neck binding, with fret markers both on the side of the neck and on the fingerboard. Solid tuners, and a compensated saddle. I mark it down one point for having cheap strings on it (compared to another uke of similar price); I suspect these have hald back the tone a bit.
It's well put together, and I don't see any glue residue inside the body. As mentioned above, the saddle is compensated, and the nut seems to be cut with good spacing, but the slots need to be lowered a little; it goes sharp on the lower frets, so it sounds out of tune on some chords.

The reason I rated it a little low is because of rough fret ends and high action. The neck seems straight, so the saddle needs to be lowered and the nut slots need to be lowered; this uke would play much better with a little more care to the set-up before it left the factory.
I was surprised at how well this was put together and how nice it looks at this price. It stays in tune, and it produces nice volume. A quality set of strings and a better set-up would take this uke up to a 9 or 10.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great potential

By dmvksv

from Michigan

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Consistent

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Kohala KP-C Kanikapila Concert Ukulele:

      I always thought the ukulele looked like a fun instrument to try. After doing a little research, I decided a soprano would be to small for me, as I am 6'1" with long arms. I figured a concert size would be the way to get started. I picked one of these up for a great price on a Stupid Deal of the Day For the price I paid, I figured a uke with a gig bag and tuner was a no-brainer.. My first impressions when I opened up the package were mixed, The actual craftsmanship of the uke was nearly flawless - everything lined up perfectly and the binding was very nice. The frets were level, an although they could stand a little filing on the edges, not bad at all. The fretboard was a very nice piece of rosewood . The gig bag, while not padded, was a heavy cordura material with heavy duty zippers, and actually very nice. While I prefer my Snark tuners, the tuner was better than expected and easy to use. Where the I was disappointed was the finish and the sound. The wood itself was nice enough with some really nice grain pattern, but what the description called satin looked flat to me, which gave it a low budget look. I have satin finished guitars, so I know what satin is supposed to look like. This was flat. I decided to give it a few coats of Tru-Oil, and it really brought out the striping , the grain, and the color of the Mahagony. A huge improvement. If you've never used Tru-Oil to finish an instrument, you owe it to yourself to try it. I ordered a set of Aquila Nyl-gut strings, as I was not happy with the sounds I was getting from the stock GHS strings. What a huge improvement. It really brought life to it and now it's a joy to play. It sounds better than a budget instrument has a right to. I will probably replace the tuners with a set of Grover's the next time I re-string it. The set for a uke is cheap enough and one of the tuners is grinding a little bit, so it will probably be worth the upgrade. To sum it up, all it really needed out of other box was a better set of strings to become a competent ukelele. I'm very pleased with it and recommend it

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      It works for me.

      By MrCapeCod

      from Cape Cod

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Kohala KP-C Kanikapila Concert Ukulele:

        A good Uke for the money paid. Plus a carrying bag and a Tuner included. People that complain about it going out of tune have not stretched the strings or waited for them to stretch. If the problem is that the machine heads are slipping it is a simple matter to use a screwdriver to tighten the machine heads.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent starter Ukulele

        By gandi4ever

        from Lake City, FL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Kohala KP-C Kanikapila Concert Ukulele:

          Solid wood, well built instrument. I normally play a spanish classical guitar or a Takamine Jumbo acoustic electric guitar. The Concert ukulele feels so tiny in comparison. But it has an amazing sound and is so simple and easy to play. I am very happy with it. A no-brainer purchase on a stupid deal of the day.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Delighted!

          By Gidge

          from Lincolnshire, IL

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Finger
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Backup For Singing
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Kohala KP-C Kanikapila Concert Ukulele:

            My concert ukulelee arrived today with free shipping and only 3 days after I ordered it. I have been playing a soprano uke for some time but I have big fingers and sometimes they overlap onto adjacent strings screwing up the chord. This concert uke gives more room for big fingers and is much easier for me to play. It also has a mellower sound and is easier to fine tune with the worm gear mechanism. I absolutely love this uke. I can't comment on it's durability as I just received it today. But so far I am delighted.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great for the price.

            By Jabo

            from Knoxville, Tn

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Nice Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing
              • Teaching Aid

              Comments about Kohala KP-C Kanikapila Concert Ukulele:

              This Uke was easy to tune with the tuner that was included. Nice little gig bag also came with it. The quality of the instrument was much better than expected. Buy this UKE.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Gift

              By Mr Z

              from New Orleans, LA

              Comments about Kohala KP-C Kanikapila Concert Ukulele:

              I am a professional musician. I gave the KP-C Ukulele to a friend as a gift. She is a beginner (her first instrument), so it remains to be seen how it will work out. She was pleased with the appearance of it and commented on how light in weight it is. Once she learns how to tune it and play it, I'm sure she will enjoy it.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              kp-t tenor model

              By overthrow!

              from Pittsburgh

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Quality Build

              Cons

              • Loses Tuning Quickly

              Best Uses

                Comments about Kohala KP-C Kanikapila Concert Ukulele:

                great tone and build. i bought the tenor version of this model. very nice for a cheap instrument.
                im a guitar player and this plays like a nice mid to upper range guitar. i was expecting something much cheaper and am very pleasantly surprised.
                it also came with a headstock tuner which comes in handy as you have to tune it a lot!
                thanks!

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Wonderful Ukulele WORTH IT

                By Jon B

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Novice

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Great For All Ages
                • Great Tone
                • Lightweight
                • Solid Construction

                Cons

                • Replace Stock Strings

                Best Uses

                • Fun For All Ages
                • Great for beginners
                • Practicing

                Comments about Kohala KP-C Kanikapila Concert Ukulele:

                I just got into playing this Ukulele and I can honestly say it's truly exceptional for beginners to intermediate ukulele players. Its very well constructed, no creaks or noises when playing. Easy to tune, although it takes time for the strings to stretch. Give it a couple of days to settle in and it will sound great. Word of advice, change the stock strings. They aren't very good and sound terrible. Put Aquila ukulele strings or D'Addario ukulele strings and you'll see a significant difference in sound! I put the Aquila strings and its amazing! Changing the strings is also a piece of cake.

                I'm able to play 4 songs already and I just got this a couple of days ago. Its very easy to play. It comes with a gig bag and tuner. Very good deal if you ask me. I highly recommend this ukulele for anyone starting out. You won't be disappointed!

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Cool little instrument.

                By sammymann

                from Bell, CA

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Came With Tuner Big Plus
                • Good Tone
                • Has Nice Soft Shell Case
                • Nice And Compact

                Cons

                • Hard Shell Case
                • My Fat Fingers Baritone
                • Should Have Gotten A Teno

                Best Uses

                • Great For Any Place

                Comments about Kohala KP-C Kanikapila Concert Ukulele:

                It's a very nice instrument. It sounds great. I can take it anywhere. It's fun to play and a great learning and starter Uke. A little small for my big fat figners. I should have gotten a tenor or a baritone. I would have also likee a hard shell case.

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