Kala have a great reputation for quality instruments at an affordable price. They have delivered here with the KA-S which is part of the popular satin mahogany range.
I really like the classic look of this uke with the mahogany body, white binding and geared tuners. It'll never go out of fashion.
Another reason why it's perfect for beginners - durability. It's a tough little bugger and unaffected by humidity. So there's one less thing to worry about.
Most people end up buying a 2nd ukulele within 24 months, usually a solid wood ukulele which are more fragile If you do the same, you can always use your Kala KA-S as your "beach uke" or "travel uke" while you leave your solid wood uke at home.
You really can't go wrong with the KA-S, a great uke for dipping your toes in the ukulele waters.