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thistle3585
02-24-2015, 04:00 AM
Who has the best online selection of new and or used concert ukuleles? A friend wants to buy her husband a ukulele with a $400-$600 budget. I'd like to refer them to a site that has a good selection and knowledgeable staff in which they can call and discuss what they are looking for.

RichM
02-24-2015, 04:05 AM
Who has the best online selection of new and or used concert ukuleles? A friend wants to buy her husband a ukulele with a $400-$600 budget. I'd like to refer them to a site that has a good selection and knowledgeable staff in which they can call and discuss what they are looking for.

hard to beat http://www.theukulelesite.com

Other shops with good selections:

Elderly: http://www.elderly.com
Gryphon: http://www.gryphonstrings.com
Bernunzio: http://www.bernunzio.com

Kanaka916
02-24-2015, 04:20 AM
Who has the best online selection of new and or used concert ukuleles? A friend wants to buy her husband a ukulele with a $400-$600 budget. I'd like to refer them to a site that has a good selection and knowledgeable staff in which they can call and discuss what they are looking for.

I would without any hesitancy, recommend Hawaii Music Supply (http://www.theukulelesite.com/). They have an assortment of instruments with different price points as well as a knowledgeable staff who will work with you.

wickedwahine11
02-24-2015, 04:30 AM
hard to beat http://www.theukulelesite.com


I would without any hesitancy, recommend Hawaii Music Supply (http://www.theukulelesite.com/). They have an assortment of instruments with different price points as well as a knowledgeable staff who will work with you.

Yep, what they said. Hawaii Music Supply (aka The Ukulele Site). Second place is not even close.

spookelele
02-24-2015, 04:34 AM
I would without any hesitancy, recommend Hawaii Music Supply (http://www.theukulelesite.com/). They have an assortment of instruments with different price points as well as a knowledgeable staff who will work with you.

+1000

They've weeded out the chaff from the wide catalogs. If it's not a good value, they wont carry it. They may not have the lowest prices on the internet on everything, but they are very competitive, and for that extra couple bucks, you get assurance that you'll get an instrument that was checked out, and that you'll get the absolute best support and assurance that you'll be happy with your purchase.

cptdean
02-24-2015, 04:37 AM
Judging from some of the posts and signatures I've seen, I'd say the best inventory belongs to some of the members here on UU. :p

Otherwise, I'd echo the other comments about HMS. That's were I just bought mine.

dsummers
02-24-2015, 04:53 AM
I have had good experiences with HMS, MIMs, Uke Republic, Elderly Instruments, North Carolina Ukulele Academy, Mainland Ukulele- people you can talk to and will respond to your email questions or by phone.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
02-24-2015, 04:53 AM
Yep, what they said. Hawaii Music Supply (aka The Ukulele Site). Second place is not even close.

Yep, what she said.

sonomajazz
02-24-2015, 05:11 AM
Not sure it's been mentioned here yet, but my recommendation would be:

http://www.theukulelesite.com

Ask for...whoever answers the phone (Noah, Aaron, et al...)

thistle3585
02-24-2015, 05:24 AM
Thanks to everyone. I have passed the recommendations on.

Osprey
02-24-2015, 05:40 AM
I agree HMS probably has the most, but Mim and the Uke Republic should also be considered. They are both big supporters of the greater Ukulele community
Cliff

sam13
02-27-2015, 01:13 PM
I agree HMS probably has the most, but Mim and the Uke Republic should also be considered. They are both big supporters of the greater Ukulele community
Cliff

I agree. Also, consider contacting Kilin Reece at www.krstringrepair.com

Booli
02-27-2015, 01:26 PM
Since the Op asked for "new and or used"

I am quite confused by many responses (for USED ukes), and surprised nobody mentioned Jake Wildwood at all.

Does HMS even sell USED ukes??? Never seen them sell USED, NOR MIM or Uke Republic. (but maybe I've just missed the sales listing)

Seems like all the recommendations are for NEW ukes.

If I am incorrect, please enlighten me.

geetee
02-27-2015, 01:57 PM
Okay, HMS has sold used instruments in the past, guess you just missed them. The ones I've seen have been quality instruments and they were steeply discounted and they didn't last long. As far as I know there is no separate section for used, I've only encountered them when browsing by price.

Somebody mentioned the UU membership, so yeah, our marketplace would be the best place to shop for used.

kohanmike
02-27-2015, 08:02 PM
I say go with Mim, if anything else, shipping costs are lower.

hawaii 50
02-27-2015, 08:16 PM
I say go with Mim, if anything else, shipping costs are lower.

if you shop at HMS and your uke is under $400.00...you do have to pay shipping but they have a contract with FedEx for two day delivery..Hawaii to Boston approx. $25.00...seems pretty fair to me...and to Calif a little cheaper......:)

just keeping it real....since I live on Oahu I just shop on the Island.....

dkcrown
02-28-2015, 01:09 AM
I would have to say that mmstan has the best uke inventory. :)

Dan Uke
02-28-2015, 06:08 AM
I would have to say that mmstan has the best uke inventory. :)

haha!! that's a good one Dana but very true and he's a nice guy like Andrew too!

kkimura
02-28-2015, 01:23 PM
Elderly Instruments has both new and used ukes.

earljam
02-28-2015, 05:12 PM
Who has the best online selection of new and or used concert ukuleles? A friend wants to buy her husband a ukulele with a $400-$600 budget. I'd like to refer them to a site that has a good selection and knowledgeable staff in which they can call and discuss what they are looking for.

A vintage Martin soprano can be had in that price range, mine was $500. No uke collection should be without one and you won't believe how loud it is. I know that wasn't your question but I love to spend other peoples money.. ;)