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zeprin
08-04-2009, 09:56 AM
Now I have to actually learn to play the durn'd thing.
But what the heck, I was having fun just tuning it up.
Though the stringage leave a bit/little/whole bunch to be desired. I'll take care of that later.
It's just a little cheapy soprano but with a solid spruce top.
Who's ever heard of Ukes from ROMANIA of all places. It does seem to be put together well. No obvious flaws. Sounds like a Ukulele. I am familiar with violins coming out of luthier shops in Romania. They have a reputation of good value for money. That's why I thought that I'd take a chance on this one.
Anyway... Time to go figure out some chords...:music:
I'm a happy camper right now.

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zeprin

RyanMFT
08-04-2009, 10:01 AM
Looks like a fun uke, play the heck out of it, have a blast!

Playscool39
08-04-2009, 10:06 AM
Congrats with the uke. Keep on :nana: bro:D

itsme
08-04-2009, 11:04 AM
It's just a little cheapy soprano but with a solid spruce top.
Who's ever heard of Ukes from ROMANIA of all places. It does seem to be put together well. No obvious flaws. Sounds like a Ukulele. I am familiar with violins coming out of luthier shops in Romania. They have a reputation of good value for money. That's why I thought that I'd take a chance on this one.
That's actually a pretty decent looking uke, especially for the price with a solid top. :)

Congrats and have fun with it!

Ahnko Honu
08-04-2009, 11:25 AM
The Amigos are made by Hora of Romania: http://www.hora.ro/pages/mandolins.htm
Here's a sound bite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6H9niYopFM
I wonder how this 'ukulele would have scored in MGM's blind sound test.

Skrik
08-04-2009, 12:17 PM
I have been looking at Hora for a ukulele or three. At about 30 for a solid top, the price in nigh-on unbeatable. The only thing that has held me back is the question of quality. Sounds like I might be buying one of each of their models in September/ October.

Ukeffect
08-04-2009, 01:40 PM
Congratulations on your new Uke! I'm sure your Amigo will bring you hours of fun!!:music:

Spooner
08-04-2009, 01:42 PM
The Amigos are made by Hora of Romania: http://www.hora.ro/pages/mandolins.htm
Here's a sound bite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6H9niYopFM
I wonder how this 'ukulele would have scored in MGM's blind sound test.

The Hora of Romania? That's just not right! I didn't take you for a name caller Anhko. :p

buddhuu
08-04-2009, 01:51 PM
Congratulations! Have fun. :D

I have owned mandolins and bouzoukis made by Hora. They were made from solid woods as advertised and worked fine. For the prices they sounded pretty darned good.

My fiddle is Romanian (Gliga), and I love it.

Welcome to ukedom!

Ahnko Honu
08-04-2009, 02:24 PM
The Hora of Romania? That's just not right! I didn't take you for a name caller Anhko. :p

I could have said the Horror of Transylvania. :eek:
BUT from what I gather they are pretty decent intruments. ;)

jtafaro
08-04-2009, 02:29 PM
I too have a Romanian fiddle. I paid $60 for fiddle case and bow in 1988. I still play it today! But the bow was junk and is long gone.
Joe T

KC8AFW
08-04-2009, 03:48 PM
Congrats on the new uke...and welcome to UU. :shaka:

uke552
08-04-2009, 04:16 PM
Looks like a great uke! Have fun with it, don't be hard on yourself while learning how to play. Look at all the resources here on UU and YouTube. Most of all, welcome aboard!