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pnaiballa
03-03-2009, 05:31 PM
hey I'm looking for a mitchell Mu-70 uke. I'm just a beginner and want a new ukulele since i just have a cheap soprano right now. I'm looking for any good condition for around $100, a little less or more depending on condition. so Lmk.

hybridnightmare
03-03-2009, 05:53 PM
you could cop one of those brand new at Guitar Center
or gutiarcenter.com

haolejohn
03-03-2009, 06:51 PM
hey I'm looking for a mitchell Mu-70 uke. I'm just a beginner and want a new ukulele since i just have a cheap soprano right now. I'm looking for any good condition for around $100, a little less or more depending on condition. so Lmk.

Brand new for that price at Guitar center. I got mine used for 70. Don't overspend just because you got UAS. CHeck out www.ukerepublic.com Mike will take care of you. I have purchased (through my school's club) over 20 ukes from him and he has a good assortment of ukes that might suit you.

pnaiballa
03-04-2009, 12:07 PM
Brand new for that price at Guitar center. I got mine used for 70. Don't overspend just because you got UAS. CHeck out www.ukerepublic.com Mike will take care of you. I have purchased (through my school's club) over 20 ukes from him and he has a good assortment of ukes that might suit you.

ok, thanks a bunch. i guess i'll just go to guitar center.

Luna
03-04-2009, 03:09 PM
Just make sure you check it carefully for any defects (especially buzzes) before you take it home. (I learned that the hard way.) But at least they're replacing it for free.

What I generally find at Guitar Center is people who know more about guitarlike instruments than I do, but don't really know much about ukes specifically other than the sizes. Usually I find that while they can't help you quite as much as you'd like, they can still be very helpful if it's a problem that occurs in guitars, and they're friendly and very interested in ukes.

I have an MU-70, and apart from the one defect, it's making a good first ukulele. (Decent sound, withstands being dropped on my bedroom floor, etc.)

I apologize if you already knew all this, I just assumed that because you only have three posts and you're looking for a Mitchell, you're probably new like me.

Good luck. :)

menehune25
03-05-2009, 06:20 AM
If you live in LA, here is one on Craigslist :shaka:

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/msg/1061124789.html

Luna
03-05-2009, 12:30 PM
After getting a free replacement MU-70, I advise you to ask for a quiet room where you can check for buzzes. This time it's not a fret buzz that I have, it's something on the headstock; I think one of the tuning pegs was installed poorly. It was impossible to hear this in the main store area, but once I went in the car, it became very clear. Hopefully it's fixable, but if you haven't bought it yet, listen very closely before you buy.

Here's hoping you have better luck than I do. :)

marinemom
12-21-2009, 10:31 PM
[QUOTE=Luna;102250]Just make sure you check it carefully for any defects (especially buzzes) before you take it home. (I learned that the hard way.) But at least they're replacing it for free.

What I generally find at Guitar Center is people who know more about guitarlike instruments than I do, but don't really know much about ukes specifically other than the sizes. Usually I find that while they can't help you quite as much as you'd like, they can still be very helpful if it's a problem that occurs in guitars, and they're friendly and very interested in ukes.

QUOTE]

Based on my experience with my local Guitar Center, I would have to disagree with the above statement. The author obviously based his/her opinion on one particular store and falsely came to a very broad conclusion that GC doesn't know much about Ukuleles.

I went in knowing nothing about ukes except that my 15 year old daughter wanted that and a new keyboard for Christmas. So after I picked out the keyboard I asked the sales guy if they had any ukuleles. He personally walked me to the other side of the store and found their uke "specialist".

He was quite knowledgable and very informative. He spent at least 30 minutes with me explaining the differences between 4 different models. He even took the time to tune them all so I could hear the difference in sound output.

I am 100% happy with the purchase and with the staff at Guitar Center. If you live in a large metroplex as I do in Dallas/Fort Worth, I definitely recommend that you visit all the Guitar Center stores in your area, not just the one that is closest to you. I have 2 within 20 minutes but will drive an extra 10 to the one that's furthest because it has a larger inventory and more diversified staff that is willing and more importantly, capable of answering any questions you may have.

MartinLil
12-22-2009, 03:04 AM
I've visited many Guitar Centers. Never have I seen more than a few of the low quality ukes they carry in each store, but I've never found anyone knowledgeable in any way about ukes. Sometimes they will know a small amount of information about the guitars in stock. However, they aren't near the experts I am with guitars, either. I have always found the "specialilsts" to know very little. But, this may seem different to you since you're a beginner.

Guitar Center doesn't even keep non-rusty strings on their high end Martins and Gibsons. Ugh. I'm just going to stop now before I really get started. I really loathe and cannot stand those stores!

haolejohn
12-22-2009, 10:20 AM
[QUOTE=Luna;102250]Just make sure you check it carefully for any defects (especially buzzes) before you take it home. (I learned that the hard way.) But at least they're replacing it for free.

What I generally find at Guitar Center is people who know more about guitarlike instruments than I do, but don't really know much about ukes specifically other than the sizes. Usually I find that while they can't help you quite as much as you'd like, they can still be very helpful if it's a problem that occurs in guitars, and they're friendly and very interested in ukes.

QUOTE]

Based on my experience with my local Guitar Center, I would have to disagree with the above statement. The author obviously based his/her opinion on one particular store and falsely came to a very broad conclusion that GC doesn't know much about Ukuleles.

I went in knowing nothing about ukes except that my 15 year old daughter wanted that and a new keyboard for Christmas. So after I picked out the keyboard I asked the sales guy if they had any ukuleles. He personally walked me to the other side of the store and found their uke "specialist".

He was quite knowledgable and very informative. He spent at least 30 minutes with me explaining the differences between 4 different models. He even took the time to tune them all so I could hear the difference in sound output.

I am 100% happy with the purchase and with the staff at Guitar Center. If you live in a large metroplex as I do in Dallas/Fort Worth, I definitely recommend that you visit all the Guitar Center stores in your area, not just the one that is closest to you. I have 2 within 20 minutes but will drive an extra 10 to the one that's furthest because it has a larger inventory and more diversified staff that is willing and more importantly, capable of answering any questions you may have.

I'm glad you had a good experience at guitar center. Here in Atlanta, the one in Newark, and the one in Nashville, and one of the ones in DFW closest to the airport knew nothing about ukuleles when I visited as well as the sam asjes and ken stantons as well as most other music stores. Most tried to sell me a cordoba uke as a koa ukulele and even tried to tell me that one doesn't tune a ukulele G C E A. No worries though at least most of these salesmen listened to me when I explained the difference in woods and tuning. I don't shop at music stores because the stores around here cater to guitars and not ukes. What did you get your daughter? And welcome to UU!! Are you a Marine Mom?