What is the best inexpensive/beater uke that plays in tune?
I've played for 9 years and am just about to get a new job that will require me to travel 3 days a week.
I only take one bag when I travel. I want to just throw my uke in a gig bag and wrap it some clothes, stuff it in the carry on bag and not worry about it.
I've bought and worked on mahalos, lanakais, and kalas but they all seem to have intonation problems. Most of those ukes I have given away. I have a tenor fluke, but it will not fit into my carry on bag and my koa soprano's case will not fit either. All my other ukes are either too irreplaceable or valuable to be treated this way.
What is the least expensive uke that plays in tune... ie does not have intonation problems?
Here are my requirements:
fit in my carry on (redoxx small aviator bag 22x11x8)
replaceable within a week
less than $100.00 (flexable)