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hi I’m Alex Turner on the southern
ukulele store and yesterday I was
browsing through our website and noticed
that one of the brands with the fewest
product videos for all of you turned out
to be Carla which is ironic considering
now probably the most well known ukulele
brand out there some of you may disagree
but certainly if you look at this size
of Carla’s catalog of ukuleles and how
they’re spread across the world
I think it is fairly hard to find
something that is quite at that same
level there are Hawaiian brands that are
you know probably more well known
historically but Carla right there if
you’re a beginner or intermediate or
even a professional you know Carla kind
of have you covered so I thought I would
take a look at I’ve got quite a few
ukuleles here I’m not going to count
them I’ve got a spread of soprano
concerts tenors and baritones I’ve
basically gone through and found all of
the ukuleles we’ve not already featured
by Carla and this morning I’m going to
attempt to get through all of them in
the half now before the shop opens I
even got my old Carla hat out of my loft
which has been there for a summer or two
since it wore out it’s so worn it’s
almost vintage now I think so yeah I’m
gonna start with some Sopranos and move
up let’s begin right first ukulele this
morning is the collar KAS which stands
for Carla soprano this is a laminate
mahogany they might clasp it’s appealing
nowadays it’s it looks more like sapele
or some kind of similar family mahogany
wood this has a wound up fingerboard and
Carla use a new bone nut and saddle on
both of these it’s worth making these
cool a / Mac – news on the introductory
Carla’s there is a model below this in
the range the Carla ka 15s and they do a
long neck version of that as well the
difference I believe between the two is
this one has the binding and doesn’t
have the kind of sound hole laser-etched
cutting very traditional side dots as
well let’s begin
and moving slightly up the range now
this is the Karla Kas e/m which stands
for soprano exotic mahogany this is too
many considered like the next step up
from the Karla Kas the exotic mahogany
with this kind of orange stain sometimes
has some kind of flaming to it it’s
quite pretty wood some models will have
this black binding stripe down the back
some earlier ones whoa and got a black
binding there with the Warner think of
all and bridge again and they same
tuners there yeah another great soprano
to get you started off
okay next you glaze today is the color
ka z CT s which stands for the zero Coty
soprano so this is a laminate ukulele as
this is considerably more expensive than
the SEM we’ve just featured I think it’s
about twice the price maybe even a
little bit more this has the walnut
fingerboard and bridge of note you have
a gloss finish on this which does change
the sound quite dramatically but it
still has a satin neck which is a good
choice Carla and you’ve got the closed
back slightly more upgraded tuners there
with a black new bone nut and saddle you
also have binding on the fingerboard
here which i think is more obvious with
the lighter neck with the dots yeah do
you think
okay a slightly more complicated choice
here this model is the Karla ka s a dash
S which stands for solid acacia soprano
but this particular one and the
incarnations that we still receive here
in the UK is known as an AAS AC – S
which stands for acacia solid soprano
this particular model the older one the
ASAC s has a rosewood fingerboard
approach but both models you can trust
have a solid acacia top back iron sights
and certainly they start to get quite a
bit more figured at this point really
nice bits of wood I’ll let there’s a
picture of my captain on the front there
as well
this one has friction tuners which it’s
kind of more of a traditional nod than
what we’re getting on the other models
and these are some of the best friction
tuners I’ve ever used I will research
what they are and put it at the bottom
of the screen as I speak but yeah great
friction tuners like a real pleasure to
tune and they always have been yeah I
don’t know why more people I’m using
these anyway I’ll stop talking you ever
play do you think
all right then listen actually clearly
is the Karla ka s MHC which is a solid
mahogany concert if you want the
technical jargon explained this is all
solid so you have a solid top mahogany
sides mahogany back mahogany mahogany
neck as well with the Warner fingerboard
Ambridge and Carla’s new bone black nut
and saddle this one as well of note has
those clothes back tunas we saw on the
0kt soprano a moment ago and yeah the
tortoise shell binding is probably the
most distinguishing feature about this I
love to show binding so yeah I’m gonna
give it a plane so you think
okay this next ukulele is the caller s
AC formerly known as the a s AC – see I
can see where they shortened the name
either way it means solid acacia concert
we’ve just looked at the soprano
earlier on in the video but this is a
solid acacia top sort of the case your
backs on the case your sides they vary
wildly from one to the other so if you
know a dealer has more than one in stock
take the time to get them to send you a
we do all the time and we’re never gonna
say no to that this has a warner
fingerboard and bridge with the black
new bone and saddle like the models
previously featured this also has a
mahogany neck with those closed back
tunas with the black buttons nice choice
Carla but this has the maple binding
another little feature and also that
although find in there cheeky collar
alright let’s go to play
okay this is another especially popular
model this is the Karla ka a CP CTG
otherwise they also do this model as a
satin which is known as the AC PCT
although over here in the UK and most
parts of Europe we only have a 10 C one
all the other and quite often it’s a
surprise to us and the dealers which one
we’re gonna get and so that turns up so
this has its solid cedar top with lamina
acacia back and sides I’m holding that
with a slotted head stock which is rare
on a concert this might be your best
choice if you want a slight headstock
concert it’s as Carla’s own brand tuners
which are most likely made by grover or
certainly a very good copy this has the
Paducah red binding which is normally
reserved for super expensive instruments
because it makes instruments look super
expensive once again I said this has a
gloss finish ah look at that as well
petite binding all the way up the
fingerboard I haven’t noticed that
look at that not beautiful yeah let’s
give it a try
walnut fingerboard and bridge in case I
missed that so
right I know what you’re thinking and
yes this is very orange this is the
Carla ka Tem this is the tenor version
of the SEM we featured earlier in the
video this is laminar exotic mahogany on
the top back and sides did that the
wrong way around at night never mind no
one knows so that’s got the kind of
flame and knee top there which is
slightly holographic gotta love that
though the black binding talked about on
the earlier model with the mahogany neck
and the Warner fingerboard bridge this
would be considered a kind of
entry-level tenor by Carla they make the
non orange version the k80 which I
believe we’ve already featured in a
previous televideo so I’m not featured
it today but you have any questions
don’t hesitate
okay this next ukulele is one of Carla’s
better known models as well this is a
Carla ka j te 2t s so this is their arch
top ukulele as you can see from the F
holes it has a curved top kind of going
up like that and this is a laminate
spruce with laminate mahogany back and
sides as most arch tops tend to be I
think it’s hard unless you’re spending
free foreground on something with a
carved top to get a solid piece of wood
there this particular one has the walnut
fingerboard Ambridge with the new bone
nothing sadder barton saddle this has
the closed-back tuners you’ve seen
previously one thing that sets this
ukulele a pop there are things in the
car range is the pickup so I think most
people that buy this ukulele will be
playing it plugged in because you get
that look on stage that you probably
want a built-in tuner with the pickup
pretty really good pickup kind of pretty
standard but Carla have definitely
improved their pickups in recent years
this is a great little thing to get you
through any gig situation really this
also has the mother of toilet seat
binding there I don’t know what the
technical term is for that for that but
our 10 years have been calling it that
so I’m going to stick with my over a
toilet seat and hope no one takes it in
a derogatory way yeah anyway let’s give
it a play do you think
okay this is mortal everyone must know
this by now this has been around forever
this is the color ka s s tu T which is
their travel tenner why is it a travel
ukelele well it’s half the thickness of
a normal ukulele so don’t be fooled
though a lot of travel ukuleles or
people that have copied this style
making ukulele that has the kind of
small smaller depth but has none of the
power so what you get here from Carla is
a ukulele that is skinny and loud a bit
like me and Phil shut up this is a solid
spruce top with laminate mahogany back
in sides mahogany neck those Carla
tuners again the walnut fingerboard and
bridge with the new bone and saddle yeah
this also comes with a gig bag which is
a godsend because it would be a little
bit too thin for a normal tenor gig bag
you probably find it would just be going
back and forth all the time
yeah great ukulele super loud probably
the loudest ukulele will do today see we
okay this next ukulele is the Carla ka
be f te which stands for the butterfly
tenor electro so butterfly that’s a
weird word
well butterfly word is also known as
boku T so you have this kind of really
extrovert almost painted tiger stripe
would and yeah it’s so unique it’s like
hot chocolate stirred with a spoon let’s
have a look at the back and sides on
this particular one as an example now
looks a little bit like the screen
painting doesn’t it but yeah this is a
laminate wood I have not seen anything
that was solid vacati yeah that that
wasn’t really heavy I’ve seen a few
solid body guitars perhaps that’s why
it’s best it’s laminated this one has
the walnut finger Water Bridge with the
new bone buttons back button saddle did
it again and saddle this has a tiny
little butterfly headstock regular with
the open back tuners which are my
favorite of the Carla tuners fact fans
and this also has the pickup on it so
you can plug in the same one as the jt2
ts that we featured earlier got built-in
tuner a little bit of EQ and a bit
volume it does the job it’s perfectly
good for anyone who needs to go out
there and plug in occasionally yeah it
doesn’t have an end pin jack socket
though this one this one has the one
with the easier to access battery
compartment so if you wear a strap you
might need to get bumped up which we did
you hear it seven you can only store
five pounds anyway let’s give this one
okay this next ukulele is the Carla ka
six I’m sorry about the glare this one’s
a very glossy finish on mahogany so the
lights D sometimes catch it but this is
yeah laminate mahogany this is a six
string ukulele one two sixes and eights
now this is a walnut fingerboard and
bridge yeah lovely mahogany back and
sides it’s got that kind of classic look
but the gloss finish gives it some kind
of real zing to look at and then sound
most of Carla’s six and eight strings
will have the slot headstock this has
somebody called classical guitar style
free on a plate tuners as well yeah this
is really popular ukulele is one we very
rarely have in stock sixes and eights
are made in much smaller numbers and you
might find that if you kind of dawdle on
one for too long the dealer might tell
you it’s three four months before they
get another one really is rare that I’ve
got a good range of sixes and eights
here at the shop but yeah let’s give it
a play anyway
another tip worth noting four six and
eight strings is that laminate is not
necessarily a bad thing that jangly
sound is almost enhanced in many ways by
having a laminate top back and sides
when you get the solid ones you
certainly get some more depth but that’s
not necessarily the sound that everybody
is looking for from a six or an eight
string anyway
okay this is a brand-new you can only
hear a sus and this is the makalah mk8
so this is the student range of Carly
ukuleles and they have decided after
much requests from mainly the UK
audience for Karla and customers for
Karla to do an eight-string ukulele in
The Mikado Brown so this is an
introductory level patron ukulele it’s
very basic there’s nothing fancy about
how it looks but it’s got that jangly
sound so if you just what ever wanted to
try in an eight-string
without having to kind of dip your toe
too much financially this has the walnut
fingerboard and bridge laminate NATO
slash mahogany / the pili some kind of
mahogany kind of wood on top back in
sides it’s stained dark mahogany neck
with the foreigner play tuners same as
the color ka6 but in the foreigner side
variety yeah let’s go to play nothing
ukulele and they have to give it a chain
okay the next ukulele this is the Carlo
ka 8e so this is a laminate mahogany I’m
holding you talk back and sides and this
is an electro eight string so you’ve got
that Carla preamp we’ve already talked
about previously fantastic you can only
pick up in this one this has the gold
for on a plate tuners
it’s like upgrade from the model before
a really nice country slightly
translucent white buttons you won’t pick
up on the camera but it’d be nice to
tell you matter anyway this has the
cream binding with the Warner
fingerboard and bridge yeah there’s a
lot to love this is Carla’s this used to
be Carla’s first step into a string you
glaze before the mk8 came along it now
definitely feels like a kind of step up
from that so yeah if you want something
a little bit more serious than the mka
this might be the way to go
okay this next she clearly is the Karla
ka f m BG which stands for the flamed
maple baritone in gloss this has a saw
this brush top which is probably a bit
glaring the camera again sorry about
with the laminar flame maple back and
sides I mean it’s just a lovely looking
word isn’t it
this has a walnut fingerboard and bridge
as all the colors do is standard with
the new beau nut and saddle and Carla’s
closed back Cheers
yeah lovely let’s give this you play
your play that’s everything
okay this next you clearly is the Carla
okay a z CT – B this is a zero cote
baritone this is zero cote laminate top
sides and back this one has a really
cool 0kt flame it goes all the way
around and that’s not uncommon Carla
I’ve done a fantastic job with this
range we talked about the soprano
earlier on but when you get a bigger
body like the baritone you really scare
to see I’ve got a wider variety over the
woods this one has a nice stripe down
the back which is also very common yeah
one of those ukuleles as I said before
where don’t hesitate to ask your dealer
preferably us what they have in stock
and if they can take a picture of the
one they have at the moment because
they’re all very unique and there’s
nothing wrong with that the walnut
fingerboard and bridge with the new bone
nut and saddle and the closed back – no
the difference between this in the FM BG
we just poke about as this one has a
Saturn neck and yeah I mean lovely
ukulele let’s give up
okay the final ukulele other day is the
Karla ka m BG had to check because
although it’s a gloss one sometimes the
labels don’t say the right thing so this
is a laminar mango top back and sides
ukelele and mango is just lovely look at
that he’s got some real kind of map-like
qualities to it it’s fantastic and
they’re all like this as well I’ve never
seen one that wasn’t really cool-looking
the this is one ukulele that the walnut
fingerboard bridge really suit as well
because it has that kind of slightly
dark kind of dusty color and bridge just
looks like it belongs there
nobody sound hora is out on this model
as well that you don’t see on many other
Karla models with the closed back tuners
yeah you get a lot of laminate baritones
because the bigger sound the bigger body
and that bigger sound they don’t tend to
suffer by being a laminate so if you
like pretty woods but you don’t want to
spend thousands of pounds like that by
our tens a great size to go for because
you really are spoiled for choice with
lovely instruments like this so anyway
let’s give once upon a place the last
one of the day
okay lovely so that was a lot of Carly
ukuleles what did you think what was
your favorite
what Carly ukelele are you thinking
about now that you weren’t thinking
about before do you prefer the sopranos
concerts tennis or baritones or even the
eighth string tenors I don’t know we’ve
all got our own preferences but I’d love
to hear yours you can leave a comment in
the video or you can give us a call if
you have any questions on oh one two oh
two for 308 200 or you can email us at
shop at southern ukulele store code at
UK but in another video tomorrow and I
look forward to seeing you soon

Kala Ukuleles

One of the great things about the Kala ukulele is that it is a wonderful instrument for learning to play a beautiful tune with only a few chords. There are quite a few different ways you can learn to play the Kala ukulele, but there are some things that you want to keep in mind while doing so.

First, the most important thing is that you need to get yourself comfortable with playing the Kala ukulele before trying out new tunes on the instrument. This means that you must be able to read sheet music that will allow you to figure out the notes for your songs, as well as being able to play them with your fingers without having to hold them so that the piece will come out correctly in the first place.

If you don’t feel confident in reading sheet music, an easy thing that you can do is just pick up your guitar and play a couple of tunes to practice playing the Kala ukulele on it. This will make you very familiar with playing the guitar, as well as giving you a good sense of familiarity with your own voice, which is extremely important in playing this type of instrument. When you play your own songs, you will have a much better chance at playing the right note every time.

The second thing that you want to do is start playing on your own. Although learning how to play the Kala ukulele will give you plenty of opportunities to play on your instrument, there is no substitute for playing for real. So just go out and play the song that you want to learn how to play.

There are also a couple of other things that you can do to help improve your skill level when learning how to play the Kala ukulele. Some of these things include practicing the tune with a metronome, as well as working on some scales or arpeggios while listening to a recording of your favorite piece of music.

As you can see, there are plenty of opportunities to learn how to play the Kala ukulele, and it won’t take very long. If you get started right away, you should have no problem playing the piece of music that you were just learning how to play.

You can also learn to play the Kala ukulele by using online courses or DVDs. One such course is the “Learn How to Play the Kala ukulele” series by Dan Houghton. It is the only one of its kind and has a great reputation.

Finally, if you are interested in learning how to play the Kala ukulele, you can take a class or a private lesson. Many schools and community colleges offer lessons for people who want to improve their ability to play the instrument. You should be able to find a good school near you and they may even offer an option to purchase the Kala ukulele online through their website.

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3 verified buyer reviews
  1. I purchased a very good soprano butterfly wood ukulele and was still concerned about taking it to the beach and other places. This is ideal for carrying with you everywhere you go. I haven’t tuned it in a long time, but it still sounds great. It’s not that loud, but it’s certainly loud enough if you’re playing it at the beach, around a campfire, or something similar. I’ve played it in the shower with no problems (just because I wanted to tested out the waterproof abilities, lol). I’ve even taken it kayaking, and it’s pretty fun to just sit in a kayak and jam out on the water.

  2. I bought the Kala starter kit and liked the uke, but I got it partly for the tuner. Because it was missing from the box, I discovered tuning apps (and YouTube by ear) that are successful and realized a tuner isn’t needed. I decided to give the Kala KA-15S a shot because it kept being recommended as the best for a beginner and works well into the intermediate stages… That piqued my interest because I’m learning to play at a rapid pace. It’s not only a lovely instrument, but the sound travels further and is more distinct than the uke in the starter kit. Not to mention that the case that came with the starter kit was nothing more than a flimsy sack. This ukulele came with a lovely, soft (and high-quality!) shell.

  3. The Kala KA-15S Mahogany Soprano is a sweet little ukulele, and I like the idea of a “starter” kit; it addresses the things that a new player wants most, such as tuning and a few basic chords. However, I prefer a clip-on tuner like a Snark or Hola to the app tuner. Although this would raise the price slightly, I believe the clip-ons are easier for new players to use than the app, which is rather imprecise. The online lessons are simple and efficient.

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