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MAKALA CONCERT UKULELE. THE BEST SOUNDING UKULELE FOR THE PRICE. A COMPLETE PACKAGE.
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MAKALA CONCERT UKULELE. THE BEST SOUNDING UKULELE FOR THE PRICE. A COMPLETE PACKAGE.

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CLIFFORD ESSEX MUSIC CO. LTD

The Home of the Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar and Kindred Instruments

Makala - MK-C - Concert Ukulele

This package includes one Makala Concert Ukulele, Electronic Tuner, Concert Size Ukulele Gig Bag, a Woodstock Ukulele Sling and the 'Clifford Essex Mini Ukulele Tutor'. The instrument comes to us fitted with the standard plastic saddle, we remove this and replace it with a buffalo bone saddle, thus greatly improving the tone.

 

If you're thinking of playing the ukulele, we recommend the Makala MK-C. Particularly if you're able to spend a bit more than the minimum. This solid agathis wood ukulele offers a full-bodied tone with plenty of ' nice sweet highs” and 'deep mellow lows' that combine for a full rich sound.  Geared tuners assure your instrument will keep in tune. These instruments have a clear, beautiful sound. They are set up by dedicated craftsmen here at Clifford Essex, so that all ukulele players, from beginners to advanced can play confidently.

Specifications:

Model Makala MK-C.   Body Shape Concert.   Sound Acoustic.   Solid Agathis body.   Rosewood Fingerboard and Bridge.   Mahogany neck.   Concert Scale 14-7/8" (Distance from Nut to Saddle).   Overall body length 24 3/8".   Nut Width 1-3/8".   18 Brass Frets.   Satin Finish.   Geared tuners. Saddle: Buffalo Bone.

 Like many other companies we could stock hundreds of different musical instrument brands but that is not our policy. We only stock products which we feel are excellent value for money. We also ensure that every instrument is set up perfectly before it leaves our premises. Many times customers have brought us instruments purchased on line which even a professional could not play simply because they have not been set up properly prior to being sold. If you purchase an instrument from us you can be sure that when it arrives it will be set up perfectly and be ready to play.

The Clifford Essex Exclusive Setup:

Geared tuners that stay in tune.
Frets dressed and polished.
Fretboard oiled and waxed.
Nut and saddle adjusted for ease of playing.
Strings upgraded to Clifford Essex.

Woodstock Ukulele Sling Included

A ukulele strap that requires no modification to your ukulele. Traditionally favoured amongst classical guitarist the sling strap runs behind the instrument, up underneath to the front and a small hook then catches onto the sound hole. The weight of the uke then sits in the sling. The benefit is that your ukulele remain unmodified leaving it in pristine condition.  Adjustable from 46 to 66 cms. Features a 2cm wide nylon webbing strap, and non marring rubberised soundhole hook. 

Clip-On Mini Tuner Included

SIMPLE TO USE

1. Clip the tuner on to your instrument.

2. Press the power button and hold down for 2 seconds to turn on or off.

3. Press the power button continuously to select tuning mode, then press the button to select the instrument.

4. Backlight turns green and meter points to the middle - in tune. Backlight turns white and meter points left - flat note. Backlight turns white and meter points right - sharp note.

Functions: 

c - Chromatic

g - Guitar

b - Bass

v - Mandolin

u - Ukulele

BATTERY INCLUDED

The Clifford Essex Mini Ukulele Tutor Included

This booklet is intended to be a very brief but useful introduction to the basic technique of playing the ukulele as an accompanying instrument. The tuning used is the most common one: G, C, E, A, and examples are given in both notation and tablature. It cannot be stressed too strongly that a beginner should start by learning the correct techniques of holding the instrument, striking the strings, and the proper position of the left hand.

CONTENTS:

HOLDING YOUR UKULELE

RIGHT HAND POSITION

LEFT HAND POSITION

NAMES OF PARTS

HOW TO TUNE A UKULELE

EXAMPLE OF NOTATION

FINGERBOARD DIAGRAM

PITCH

DURATION

TIME AND ACCENT

STRUMMING

CHORD DIAGRAMS

‘SWEET GENEVIEVE’

Concert Ukulele Gig Bag Included


 

Concert Ukulele Gig Bag
Handle
Adjustable strap
Protect your concert ukulele from bumps and scratches
5mm padded black canvas gig bag
Weight 200g
Dimensions 33 x 29.6 x 5.6

 

You Simply Will Not Find A better Deal Than This

Post Free To UK Destinations

 

(Based on 2 Reviews)

Price: £75.00


Product Code: MK-C
In Stock: 10
Quantity: Add to Basket
Reviews / Comments
The Ramblings of a Future Ukulele God
"I bought this instrument from Clifford Music via email, this exact package. I didn't know what to expect from the Ukulele but I knew I wanted one & with a little Google-fu I found that the Makala MK-C was the best available for what I was prepared to pay for unknown musical territory, I didn't even know different sizes were available & learnt that concert size would be perfect for me as I have large hands, Another benefit being a richer tone and with playing guitar and bass I didn't fancy the higher soprano sound. Well after taking to ebay & found this Ukulele package by Clifford Music, originally I wasn't prepared to pay for more than just the instrument but after seeing what Clifford were offering I decided to pay the extra. The ukulele arrived quickly, 48hrs I think, may have been 24hrs(?) Boy, do these guys know how to package an instrument, the packaging was bombproof & took my sharpest kitchen knife to hack my way to the instrument. The bag is excellent, a mini version of those big Ritter bags, same quality if not better & really well padded, its never in the bag though, my ukelele lives within arms reach of wherever I happen to be.in the house. The tuner is excellent but I'll get to the tuning soon, the strap was also a nice addition although I don't use it. Clifford also replace the bridge with a bone one (they even send te original plastic one to you in a baggie) and fit their own high quality strings. Excellent value, a bag, a tuner, a strap, fancy strings, bone bridge & a set up. Amazing. Well, the Ukulele itself. it looks even better in real life than it does in the pictures, solid wood, brass frets. Beautiful. A completely different level of quality to the ones you often see hanging up in many guitar shops. I call it my mini guitar but it's not because of "re-entrant tuning". That took me by surprise, I thought they'd strung it wrong, I'd never even heard of that. For those who (like me) didn't know, the third string is tuned lower than the fourth. After tinkling with my new Ukulele, aimlessly exploring the fretboard & understanding the re-entrant tuning I already felt more of an affinity with the Ukulele than any other instrument I've played. The Ukulele being a bit of an underdog has no real musical pretensions, no expectation of me. I feel free playing the Ukulele. Well after a few weeks of playing, the Makala has rewarded me by developing such a sweet and wonderful tone that I feel amazement every time I play, it sings. The included tuner has barely been used, I keep hearing people say that Ukuleles don't keep tune, my Ukulele (after the strings stretched in) rarely ever goes out of tune, I think its the best instrument I've ever owned for keeping tune. I absolutely adore my Ukulele & I'm glad I did my research before buying. Clifford music were an absolute pleasure to do business with & kept me informed with an email on dispatch with a tracking number. The packing skills will make you smile too. If you're unsure about buying a Ukulele, just give in to the urge and give it a go and buy the Makala MK-C, I think if I'd bought some cheap and nasty Ukulele I wouldn't be as addicted as I am now. The Makala is cheap but it doesn't sound or feel cheap in any way whatsoever. It is an amazing bargain and you won;t regret it."
Feb 24 2016, 23:04 PMby BobMonkeypimp

Aria ACU 250
"Highly delighted with mine.A superior instrument in every way to all others I looked at in this price range - and it is solid mahogany, not ply laminate! The service from Clifford Essex is exceptional. Professional setup, nut upgraded, strings upgraded, strap button fitted, free strap and a very strong plush lined case included. If only all dealers actually cared as much as they seem to about the products they supply. Great product at a very good price (miles better than most others) by helpful, knowledgeable staff - could not be better."
Mar 07 2013, 12:35 PMby Brian Thornley


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