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Kohala KP-C Kanikapila Concert Ukulele  

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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...Read More

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OVERVIEW

-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

    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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    5.0

    Great little Uke!

    By cgilbert

    from Palo Alto, CA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Pretty

    Cons

    • Strings

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Fun
    • Practicing

    Comments about Kohala KP-C Kanikapila Concert Ukulele:

    Purchased a month ago and have only recently gotten going. It is everything reviewers indicated. It has good tone, looks good, after about a week, held its tuning. Was lucky enough to get it as a Stupid deal of the Week! Really beats other ukes in its reduced price range by a mile. Love it.

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    4.0

    uke

    By roymarks

    from Tampa Bay

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Price And Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

    • Dull Finish
    • Not Consistent

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Paint It Have Fun

    Comments about Kohala KP-C Kanikapila Concert Ukulele:

    Enjoy the Uke. Paint it and add decals of palm trees or whatever, or paint it tie-dye or psychedelic.

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    4.0

    Daughter loved it

    By Bluzpicker

    from Sonoma, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All around performer
      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Kohala KP-C Kanikapila Concert Ukulele:

      Purchased this as a birthday gift for my daughter and she loves it. Full warm and consistent tone quality after giving the strings a few days to stretch and settle in. Clean natural finish is attractive. Well constructed. Good instrument for all levels of experience below expert.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wonderful Ukulele WORTH IT

      By Jon B

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Novice

      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!

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      4.0

      Nice Uke

      By Picky Buyer

      from Detroit, MI

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Bang For The Buck
      • Carry Bag And Tuner
      • Good Tone
      • Well built

      Cons

      • Cheap Strings

      Best Uses

      • General Playing
      • Practicing

      Comments about Kohala KP-C Kanikapila Concert Ukulele:

      This is nice concert-size uke for not a lot of money, especially if you get it on sale. Comes with a decent (unpadded) carry bag and clip-on tuner. I did change the strings (to Nylgut) and file the fret ends a bit, but beyond that it is very playable and has a good sound. The string upgrade made a big difference. Like all economy ukes (you can spend thousands on a premium uke), it is made of laminated woods. While laminate construction doesn't generally sound as rich as solid woods (more damping), it is more durable and less sensitive to temperature and humidity. A well-built little uke. That being said, it is a great uke for beginners, but also dragging around to casual events and parties where you won't have to worry about letting others having a go at it or getting it damaged. I leave the expensive ukes at home with their humidifiers.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Starter Uke

      By I Am A Rodeo

      from Georgia, USA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Play
      • Good Bang For The Buck
      • Good Tone
      • Well-intonated

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Beginner's Uke
        • Jamming

        Comments about Kohala KP-C Kanikapila Concert Ukulele:

        First and foremost, this is a legitimate musical instrument. It's well-made, set up well, and very easy to play. At the MF price point, it's a great introduction to ukulele and stringed instruments in general. The binding is a nice touch, and while somewhat plain it's a very pretty instrument too. It is not a toy by any measure, which distinguishes it from many ukes at or near this price point.

        The fact that it comes with a tuner and a (thin but attractive) gig bag did not hurt one bit. I bought it for my daughter, and it is head-and-shoulders above the instruments her classmates bought. I want her to not have to struggle to play, and fretting these strings is almost effortless. So while I could have gone with a cheaper uke, this one gives her the best chance of developing an interest in ukes.

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        5.0

        Good Value

        By Bleikr

        from Konnarock, WV

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about Kohala KP-C Kanikapila Concert Ukulele:

          Great value, very nice quality. Action maybe a little high, slight intonation issue, but these can be repaired easily.
          Comes with a pretty good tuner too.

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          5.0

          Just having fun

          By Tucki

          from Nor Cal

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Got My Monies Worth

          Cons

          • The Chord Book Is Limited

          Best Uses

          • Tv Off This Is Mo Fun

          Comments about Kohala KP-C Kanikapila Concert Ukulele:

          A lot easier than a guitar. And my fingers don't hurt!

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          5.0

          Great Uke

          By cgilbert

          from Palo Alto, CA

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Great value
          • Nice Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Kohala KP-C Kanikapila Concert Ukulele:

              Best of everything I reviewed. Equaled its description.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              i will buy this uku again.

              By duke,ca

              from san diego

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Great Uku Easy To Play

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

                Comments about Kohala KP-C Kanikapila Concert Ukulele:

                I would buy this uku again

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