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haolejohn
08-22-2008, 06:14 PM
O.K. UAS has hit me right in the wallet. I've already purchased a 6 string now I'm trying to save my money to buy some sopranos for my class and ukulele club but i come across this company that makes this: 8 String Solid Mahogany Dolphin Ukulele, Mandola, Uke it was on ebay. I want to get an eight string tenor later but this might be to good to pass. Anyone heard of dolphin ukes? On another side note. who makes the best strings? I currently have hilo strings on two of my ukes and aquila on my 6 string. I tune my tenor 4 with a low g but its time to get new strings. Help. please.

MGM
08-22-2008, 06:51 PM
hard to say.... i think you forgot to tell us the name of the company lol

Guting
08-22-2008, 07:04 PM
I seen those ads too, makes me wonder.

haolejohn
08-23-2008, 09:10 AM
I kinda did it is Dolphin I guess. Here is the link for the ebay one.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=360080153217

Any ideas?

Howlin Hobbit
08-23-2008, 09:13 AM
What is it, a ukulele or a mandola?

That sort of thing makes me go, hmmmm.

Looking at the pics I'd estimate that the gloss finish is about 1/4" to 1/2" thick and it's going to be a quiet beast.

Dane
08-23-2008, 09:28 AM
80 bucks for an 8 string solid mahogany? I don't know that much but it looks strange to me.

haolejohn
08-23-2008, 09:43 AM
What is it, a ukulele or a mandola?

That sort of thing makes me go, hmmmm.

Looking at the pics I'd estimate that the gloss finish is about 1/4" to 1/2" thick and it's going to be a quiet beast.

I couldn't agree more about the gloss. If you look closely you can see the person taking the picture. I found a review on a Lawson uke that looks very similar to this and the person that bought it said that the bridge just snapped off after a week while trying to strum it. I think I'm going to pass. I'll save up for another Mele and spend the $80 on the ukulele club. I can probably get two sopranos for that price.

WS64
08-23-2008, 09:50 AM
What is it, a ukulele or a mandola?


My guess, ukulele.
Mandolines (and mandolas) have steel strings, and the neck is VERY narrow, seems not to be the case here.

nikolo727
08-23-2008, 10:33 AM
I have to agree with HH, the gloss finish looks like it might be too much, and therefor destroy the sound of the uke.

Kanaka916
08-23-2008, 05:29 PM
I dunno, I question the quality of the instrument. IMO, pass on this one and save up for a better one. LoMa was selling his 8 string Mele (http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4166) and here's one that's been in the Marketplace . . .

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/hawhyen51/IMG_3186.jpg