The Makala Classic is simply the best entry-level line of ukuleles on the market. Sound and playability usually suffer at these affordable prices, but not with a Makala. With fantastic sound and a vintage look, the Makala Classic line is modeled after the simple mahogany ukuleles made over 100 years ago. Frets: 18 Brass frets.Designed to impart all of the warm, smooth tone of an old 1959 Patent-Applied-For humbucker. Plus, it's a direct replacement for single coils. With an even, dynamic response and adjustable pole pieces, it allows the guitarist to fine tune the string balance and dial in just the right amount of punch. A whole set of Little '59s will deliver a rich, open sound; or a bridge Little '59 matched up with Duckbuckers in the neck and middle will provide a best-of-both-worlds '59 Les Paul and '57 Strat tone.