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Captain America
02-12-2019, 03:16 AM
What brand do you like, and why?

Recognizing there are many options out there. . . what jibes best with you?

Nickie
02-12-2019, 03:39 AM
Really, I think that Loprinzi does the most mojo to me. I just ordered one. Lots of my friends play Loprinzi ukuleles. They're practical, feel good to play, good looking, very light, and have fabulous necks. One of my friends has 5, another has 4. I think we'll start a Loprinzi owners club.
The Barnkickers both play Loprinzi.
They are local (15 minute drive away) and give TBUS members a discount.
Sure, I'd buy a Moore Bettah if I was rich, but I'm not.
The Loprinzi may well be my final ukulele!

Ragtop232
02-12-2019, 04:53 AM
I'm a huge fan of Martin Ukuleles. Of the big K brands, Kanilea would be my pick. But, Martin ukuleles have the tone, neck and playability that I look for in a ukulele. I have ordered 3K customs in both Tenor and Concert size and they are wonderful instruments with beautiful voices. :) However, my favorite that ticks all the boxes is my Martin 1T IZ.

Jim

jricc
02-12-2019, 05:02 AM
I like Ohana ukes. They play nice, and are solid quality builds.

Joe King
02-12-2019, 05:55 AM
The Magic Fluke Company is my favorite.

After trying about a dozen other ukes in different brands and models, my concert Flea is my Holy Grail, and since getting it, UAS is a far away memory, by which I have never been tempted since. That was 4 years ago.

All the reasons why? Pretty much well documented in Booli's thread here, "The Magic Fluke Company Appreciation Thread":

https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?93637-The-Magic-Fluke-Company-Appreciation-thread

See all the wonderful instruments they offer, including their new Mandolin, on their web site here:

https://www.magicfluke.com/Default.asp

Nota Bene: I am not affiliated with, endorsed by, nor compensated by The Magic Fluke Company at all!

I'm just a huge fan and grateful for being able to own and play such a great sounding, easy playing, go-anywhere and durable uke with near perfect intonation.
:) :music: :rock:

kohanmike
02-12-2019, 06:06 AM
Wasn't this same question asked not long ago? I think Kala makes ukes that are better than the price indicates. I've casually compared my $379 KAATP-CTG-CE to the $1000+ K brands and in my opinion, it comes very close. The Thinline travel uke is also impressive, a number of members in my group have it.

http://www.kohanmike.com/uploads/Kala cedar mine.jpg

9 tenor cutaway ukes, 5 acoustic bass ukes, 11 solid body bass ukes, 8 mini electric bass guitars (Total: 33)

• Donate to The Ukulele Kids Club, they provide ukuleles to children in hospital music therapy programs. www.theukc.org
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Jerryc41
02-12-2019, 06:20 AM
I think Kala makes ukes that are better than the price indicates.

9 tenor cutaway ukes, 5 acoustic bass ukes, 11 solid body bass ukes, 8 mini electric bass guitars (Total: 33)

• Donate to The Ukulele Kids Club, they provide ukuleles to children in hospital music therapy programs. www.theukc.org
• Member The CC Strummers https://www.facebook.com/TheCCStrummers/, www.youtube.com/user/CCStrummers/video

I especially like that Kala cedar tenor. I got one without a pickup or the cutout ($250), and I kept it instead of my Pono tenor.

Swamp Yankee
02-12-2019, 06:48 AM
My Kiwaya KTC-1 is my favorite stringed instrument, ever.

Croaky Keith
02-12-2019, 07:54 AM
Before I got my KoAloha OPIO, it was Ohana, & before that........ :music:

What I'm saying is it's a progression......until you find one that really works......for you..... :cheers:

Joyful Uke
02-12-2019, 08:55 AM
Wasn't this same question asked not long ago?

Maybe, but different people might respond, and some us might change our minds from time to time. :-)
Always interesting to see the responses, anyway.

OP didn't answer the question, so might still be up in the air on an answer there, too.

Boomershakalaka
02-13-2019, 08:51 AM
Enya and Ibanez. Wide necks with radius fretboards for my big ol' mitts. Love 'em.

actadh
02-13-2019, 11:17 AM
For me, it is KoAloha and Martin.

CYN
02-13-2019, 01:18 PM
I absolutely Love my Sailor ukulele (which is a Loprinzi subsidiary) Fabulous neck feel and easy on the fingers with awesome sound. Good attention to detail/finishing. I got a solid Cherry one and cannot recommend it enough. Very easy to play all around. I also like Kanilea and KoAloha Opio.

Mxyzptik
02-13-2019, 05:44 PM
I love my Collings UT2.

DownUpDave
02-13-2019, 11:24 PM
Production ukes it is Pono then Koaloha. My absolute favorite is LfdM, they are custom builds but for me nothing else comes close.

el fuego
02-14-2019, 09:23 AM
you are the man

Captain America
02-14-2019, 09:41 AM
Dead Sexy. . .. .


Wasn't this same question asked not long ago? I think Kala makes ukes that are better than the price indicates. I've casually compared my $379 KAATP-CTG-CE to the $1000+ K brands and in my opinion, it comes very close. The Thinline travel uke is also impressive, a number of members in my group have it.

http://www.kohanmike.com/uploads/Kala cedar mine.jpg

9 tenor cutaway ukes, 5 acoustic bass ukes, 11 solid body bass ukes, 8 mini electric bass guitars (Total: 33)

Donate to The Ukulele Kids Club, they provide ukuleles to children in hospital music therapy programs. www.theukc.org
Member The CC Strummers https://www.facebook.com/TheCCStrummers/, www.youtube.com/user/CCStrummers/video