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The Makala Shark line is well-suited for casual players looking for something colorful and fun to sink their teeth into. The Shark is a terrific deal that also looks and sounds great -- the perfect uke for anyone to bite into.
Back & Sides: Composite
Nut & Saddle: Plastic
Strings: Aquila Super Nylgut
Scale Length: 13.625 inches, Overall Instrument Length: 21.375 inches, Body Length: 9.375 inches, Number of Frets: 12, Width at Upper Bout: 5.125 inches, Width at Lower Bout: 7 inches, Width at Waist: 4.5 inches, Body Depth: 2.25 inches, Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1.375 inches, Fingerboard Width at Neck/Body Joint: 1.625 inches
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The only issue comes from the strings that are on the uke when it is shipped. I had to get new strings immediately cause the original strings would not stay tuned and I did not like how they wrapped the strings around the fin of the shark. I put Martin uke strings on and it really improved the performance.
I bought this as a gift for a young woman just beginning to show a serious interest in music. So many instruments for younger, beginning musicians are poor-quality, low performing toys: imitations of the real instruments that are meant for playing pretend. In contrast, this ukelele is the real deal. Its size and complexity make it attractive to young learners, but it is a genuinely nice instrument. It's made to be played, gives a nice sound, and is refreshingly free of kiddie-toy branding. I'm very happy with it.
I really enjoy it as my first ukulele. Even hard core players compliment it. However, the A string falls out of tune almost every 5 minutes, but I guess thats the price I paid for it. Other than that, I love it! Its extremely cute and sounds nice!