Kala KA-SWT Waterman Transparent Ice Soprano Ukulele. GHOSTUKE! KALA Ukulele, known for several brands of high quality yet affordable instruments, has been inspired by the 1950s 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.
The Waterman Ukulele pays homage in part to the legendary ukulele designer, Mario Maccaferri. Inspired at the 1939 World s Fair he saw plastic as the material of the future. Mario eventually combined his skills as a luthier and his business of injection molding and invented the Maccaferi Ukulele. After being endorsed by entertainer, Arthur Godfrey, on his TV show, 9 million of the Maccaferri ukes were sold between 1949 and 1969.
KALA has taken the Maccaferri concept and brought it to another level.
The innovative Waterman is a high-quality, affordable ukulele that sounds great and stays in tune. It is the portable, take-anywhere ukulele.
It s the ultimate outdoor ukulele. Take it to the beach, the river, the lake, the mountains. Take the Waterman anyplace, anywhere. It s your uke for the road.
Easy to keep clean
High grade polycarbonate construction
Nickel plated open gear tuners
Aquila Super Nylgut Strings
Logo backpack bag included
Good quality with reasonable price
Once you get it tuned, not as easy as it sounds, this little ukulele sounds pleasant enough. Mine dropped out of tune constantly which was frustrating but, after tightening the screws on the back of the tuning pegs, it did a lot better. I like how portable and durable it is and the sound the instrument produces is nice. There is a slight buzz from the strings but that midget just be me getting used to the thing. I think it has a slightly higher action than my concert sized Kala but not ridiculously so.
It’s durable, fun and can be played anywhere. Next stop, the beach.