Kala SRTCTGCE is 120 more but 5x the instrument.
I thought this was a great Uke until my Kala SRT CTG Ce came in. Now I realize it is nothing great. It does have a solid wood front and back but the sides are laminate, acacia laminate, but laminate all the same. I thought the pick up was ok until my Kala Ka SRT CTG CE came in. The Kala was 120 more but it is literally 5x the instrument. Everything about the Kala is so far superior. If this is going to be your first Uke you will not know the difference because you will not know what your missing. Those of you who can not spend the extra 120 for the Kala, go down to the cordoba 22TKCE. Its about 150 cheaper. It has a laminate back but a solid front. If the whole uke is not solid, and this cordoba has laminate sides, you are not going to get the true benefits of a solid wood Uke anyway. There is little to no difference between the sound of this and the 22. In fact, many think the spruce and rosewood on the 22 sound far better than this model, but some think the spruce and rosewood sound too much like guitar... That is an opinion call, getting the Kala i listed above instead of this i one is beyond disputable.