Like most I started with a beater. I bought a Lanikai Soprano. I feel in love with the uku and ordered myself a Mainland Concert shortly after. I also was given a Makala which is also fun to play. Not sure if I like the Lnaikai or makala more. I think I like the soul better on the Lanikai but is has Aquila's on it so maybe that helps.
Whats your favorite beater?