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drubin
03-23-2008, 02:43 PM
I'm looking for opinions/info on MP Ukuleles, made by Mike Pereira in California. Anyone tried one?

http://mpukuleles.com/

seth
03-23-2008, 02:52 PM
not I.. .but they have interesting shapes.. I wonder how that effects the tone.

GX9901
03-23-2008, 05:56 PM
I've tried an MP tenor. It was outstanding. Very lightly built and sounded great. The prices on the website, if up to date, are bargins for such a fine instrument. I've seen a couple of used MP tenors for sale at Fleamarket Music marketplace at even better prices. Had I been able to justify buying one, I would have.

drubin
03-24-2008, 06:13 AM
Thanks for the info GX9901. Your comments are helpful. Do you remember what woods the tenor you played was made of?

I've been in touch with Mike (who seems like a great guy--he's anwered all my questions) and am considering having a custom built. He offers many options and his prices seem to be better than many current production and custom luithers. Do you know where I might find further reviews/comments about MP ukes?

Best regards,

David

GX9901
03-24-2008, 09:44 AM
I wasn't completely sure of the top of that uke, but I thought it was cedar. It could have been redwood too.

There aren't a whole lot of info on MP ukuleles but if you search "Pereira" at the FMM forum (http://www.fleamarketmusic.com/bulletin/default.asp), you should find some comments on his ukes.

drubin
03-24-2008, 12:46 PM
Thanks GX! Just did a search and found a number of positive comments about Mike Pereira's MP ukes. :D