My Ukulele “History”
Having some experience with a guitar I started with a Mahala 320B Baritone Ukulele at Christmas 2015. I liked the Baritone’s rich, mellow tone and the relatively large finger board made fingering chords easier.
When I had enough confidence to ‘go public’ and play with other Ukuleles at a local club the differences between Ukulele types became clear and I bought a Mahala 320C Concert Ukulele to give a more traditional sound.
The next move was to upgrade from the Mahala 320T to a Baton-
In early 2019 I retsrung the Baton Rouge with an Aquilla Low G set which suites my kind of music very well.
The Mahala 320 Family
To provide a traditional Ukulele sound option I have replaced the 320C Concert with the Lani LS-
A Mahala 320T Tenor was then added as I wanted a fuller sound than the Concert.
I have recently bought a Kmise 8 string tenor Ukulele that seems to be settling down as its strings get stretched and the body takes the strain. Initial tuning was a bit of a nightmare but subsequent small adjustments are straight forward. I have no issues with fingering the pairs of strings so playing it is not a problem.
It has been tuned for around a month and it settled in well. The overall tuning drops very slowly and is only obvious when the octave pairs differ or when playing in company. Re-
|A - B|
|C - D - E|
|F - G|
|H - I - J|
|K - L - M|
|N - O - P|
|Q - R - S|
|U - V - W|
|X - Y - Z|