- Color Top/Black Back (Aqua Blue)
- Soprano Uke with Durable High-Grade Polycarbonate Construction
- Portable, Water Reuistant and Easy to Clean
- Great For Outdoors
- Nickel-Plated Open-Gear Tuners
- Includes Travel-Friendly Logo Backpack Bag
The Waterman StoryKALA Ukulele, known for several brands of high quality yet affordable instruments, has been inspired by the 1950’s Maccaferri ukulele and created a new uke with a focus on the outdoor enthusiast. The Waterman is a ukulele for everyone but pays special tribute to people that live the waterman, outdoor lifestyle. An affordable, innovative uke with the quality you’ve come to expect from Kala, the Makala Waterman plays great, sounds great, and stays in tune. The Makala Waterman boasts a durable high-grade polycarbonate construction and a travel-friendly, water-resistant design that makes this uke the perfect choice no matter where you go. Comes equipped with a set of nickel-plated open-gear tuners and a set of Aqulia Super Nylgut strings. Can easily converted for left-handed players. Includes a logo backpack bag.
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21.3 x 8.3 x 3.5 inches
In all fairness you cannot set this ukulele in the same class as a wood ukulele. It wouldn't stack up.
So I am writing this for its class: An All-Plastic Ukulele.
Right out of the package I noticed that it came with Aquila Super Nylgut Strings. Always a plus in my book.
The strings are settling in just fine. After tuning and initial retuning(s) the strings settling in and stabilizing just as I would expect from a new uke.
The gears appear to be of good to excellent quality.
Durability: I would say excellent. Given that it is plastic, it can be a more of a go anywhere type uke and not have to worry about getting splashed.
Appearance: Fine Quality appearance for plastic. No odd seams blemishes, scratches or errant glue. Looks well put together for plastic.
The color: Black body Aqua-Blue, (what I call 505nm Blue), my favorite. A nice cheerful color.
So overall for its class of ukulele: I will give it five stars.
Well, it's a plastic Uke. Pretty much exactly what I was expecting. The thing goes out of tune every few minutes but that is to be expected for a little while until the strings settle. For the price this is a good deal. I bought this for my 4yr old son and he loves it. And I don't have to worry quite as much about the ukulele getting damaged because of its construction.
Not for traditionalist! But if you are about function over form then you will probably like the Waterman.
I am a complete amateur when it comes to ukuleles but for me it sounds fantastic, just what I needed as a beginner. And considering my clumsiness and the ridiculous climate changes between humidity and heat where I live this ukulele is perfect for me.
This is a great little uke. The sound is great, it's lightweight, portable and cheap!! What more can you ask for...oh wait. It's super cute too!! This is perfect as a travel uke. It's water proof and I'm not afraid of it getting damaged when I take it places. I love it.