Kala Brand is the leader in the industry for quality and affordable ukulele. Kala offer great instruments for a beginner or seasoned pro including the famous U-BASS and other U.S.A. made instruments in Petaluma, CA. More affordable models feature layered woods like mahogany and spalted maple. Even their entry-level Makala shark and dolphin models feature wood tops and stay in tune much better than other ukuleles in the same price point. Higher end models feature solid mahogany, spruce and acacia wood, and many models feature all solid wood construction. They stand behind the quality of their instruments and offer some of the best support in the industry.