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KoolAidJAMMER
09-29-2014, 04:40 PM
Hey all, I've been playing guitar for about 7 years now, and am looking to get into playing the Uke, Im set on a tenor Uke as well. I like the larger size and how it still keeps the same tuning as the concert and soprano with a slightly deeper sound. I was looking at this Tenor and was wondering if anyone else has had experience with these guys:

Also what stings should I Buy/ is there a certain tuner that works better that I should buy?

THANK YOU EVERYBODY IN ADVANCE

KoolAidJAMMER
09-29-2014, 04:41 PM
apparently my embed skills arent up to par http://pilikoko.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=3

bnolsen
09-29-2014, 05:12 PM
with the islander prices as low as they now are you should consider one of those from hms or wherever. amazon has a laminate for 108usd i think...that tempts me sorely...
strings? lots of people like fluorocarbons like worth browns. I like oasis slightly better and living waters seem to get lots of love from a vocal crowd.
i do like the 3usd tuner from reverb.

PhilUSAFRet
09-30-2014, 01:58 AM
Good start is the link at the top of this Forum page: http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?69058-Info-Thread-Entry-Level-Ukuleles. It would help to know your budget. Wood, strings, size, etc. all effect the sound. Many, many nice tenors in all price ranges. What are your preferences regarding wood, sound, price, pickup or not, cutaway or not, etc.

That Pili Koko KoolAidJAMMER mentioned above is a little heavy, but will sound like a uke costing 2 to 3 times as much with the right strings. I have the concert and am constantly amazed by it's loud, ringing, woody bark and projection.

In their price range, you won't beat those Islanders bnolsen mentioned above either.

KoolAidJAMMER
09-30-2014, 04:31 AM
Good start is the link at the top of this Forum page: http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?69058-Info-Thread-Entry-Level-Ukuleles. It would help to know your budget. Wood, strings, size, etc. all effect the sound. Many, many nice tenors in all price ranges. What are your preferences regarding wood, sound, price, pickup or not, cutaway or not, etc.
.

Honestly I have no idea what wood i am looking for, I understand that koa is a very popular wood but I also understand it is very expensive. My budget is really maxed out at $250. and I could throw a couple extra bucks on strings and a tuner or whatever but i want to stick to 250.

Kayak Jim
09-30-2014, 04:51 AM
Islander as suggested, or my preference in that price range Mainland http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/mainland-ukes-classic-mahogany-gloss-tenor

mm stan
10-02-2014, 11:18 AM
What is your budget is the most important thing here..

Jim Hanks
10-02-2014, 01:39 PM
Where are you located? If in the US, I have an acoustic-electric tenor available for less than $200 that would take you a long way. you can click on the link in my signature and/or PM me if you're interested.

Ukejenny
10-03-2014, 03:10 AM
My first real ukulele was a KPK deluxe tenor. I still have it. I love it. Great tone. Great feel. The action is perfect. The sustain is nice. The finish is nice. I recommend KPK ukuleles. In my opinion, you get a lot of attention to detail and intonation for a wonderful price.

Twilo123
10-08-2014, 10:57 PM
i started playing about 3 weeks ago; myself also coming from a guitar background. by chance i happened to pickup and like playing the Cordoba 20TM-CE Acoustic Electric Tenor Ukulele. It's the only cutaway in the pics below. i had a great time fiddling with it in the store so i purchased it. been having a great time with it ever since. i wound up buying all 4 types of ukes since then (see my thread here http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?101164-New-Member-W-Family-Portrait) to try them all out and find myself coming back to this one. it is larger than the other sizes while still retaining that classic uke sound (baritone sound totally different imo).

https://gp1.wac.edgecastcdn.net/806614/photos/photos.500px.net/84495737/f586f7b866e7d799b827e2babf69557aff37406b/4.jpg
https://gp1.wac.edgecastcdn.net/806614/photos/photos.500px.net/84495739/3547d13272b6eee4886c100655dd02df2f289848/4.jpg

bonesigh
10-09-2014, 02:36 AM
I had a KPK soprano free (from a generous member here) for a while before I gave it to a good cause. I liked it so much I didn't want to give it up! This boy needed it more than I (: