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Kohala KP-C Kanikapila Concert Ukulele Satin Natural 

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Overview
  • Concert-sized ukulele
  • Mahogany construction
  • Chrome-plated die-cast tuning machines
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $150.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $51.00
  • Your Price:
    $9900

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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 26 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (16)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (8)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good tone (15)
      • Consistent (6)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (16)
        • Back-up (6)
        • Concerts (4)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (14), Novice (7), 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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        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

                    Comment on this review

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Starter

                    By Karsinger

                    from North Carolina

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Kohala KP-C Kanikapila Concert Ukulele:

                      Bought on Stupid Deal so pricing was superb

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                      (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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