Makala Dolphin Ukulele

  1. 7 years ago

    Hello!
    This was my first ukulele (I still use it).The sound was okay but I had to constantly tune the c string All of the ukuleles are glossy and sparkly. I would recommend this to a beginner. The price would range from 45-$60 it depends where you buy it. I got mine at amazon for $52. If you don't like colored ukuleles there are good cheap brands like lanikai and kala to look forward to.

    Features-

    • Injection Molded body
    • Agathis Wood Top
    • Fret position Marks at 5th,7th and 10th frets on neck and top of fingerboard
    • 12 Brass Frets
    • Rosewood Fingerboard and Graphite DOLPHIN Bridge
    • Mahogany neck
    • Geared tuners
    • Soprano ukulele

    Gloss Finishes in:
    Black
    Red Burst
    Metallic Blue
    Pearl White
    Pink
    Purple
    Light Blue
    Candy Red
    Red
    Yellow
    Orange
    Green

    I hope this helped!

  2. I like Dolphins a lot... amazing quality for such an inexpensive uke. About your tuning problem... have you adjusted the tension of the C-string tuner? Tighten (probably more than loosen) the screw in the center of the gear... adjust the tightness slowly, keep checking the hold... firm but not too tight. Don't tighten too far and make it difficult to turn. Sometimes as you tighten, a little lube (WD-40, graphite, or other very light lube like a sewing machine oil) can ease the friction, allowing you to both tighten the tuner more yet still keep an easy turn.

    One great aspect of Dolphins is their materials. The molded plastic back and side are virtually weather and temperature resistant and the paint coating over the laminate top is both stable and gives very good tone. The dolphin is one of the best values in an uke I have ever seen.

  3. One of the best beginner ukes there is

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