View Full Version : Super Cheap Uke?

08-10-2009, 04:08 PM
Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone had an old beater uke they would let go for supercheap? I'm having a going away party on saturday,I'm moving away for school. And my dad and I thought it would be a cool idea if I had my friends sign/write their goodbyes on a ukulele/or kids guitar(i play both) instead of a card. So if anyone has any old beat up uke/mini guitar lying around they want to give up for cheap let me know! Thanks in advance.

Mahalo! :shaka:

08-10-2009, 05:48 PM
You'd better tell us where you live. Getting a uke to you by Saturday might be a problem -- or not.

08-10-2009, 06:04 PM
I'm in california, and I would be willing to pay for 3 day shipping or whatever.

I would be really grateful to whoever came through for me and would love for them to sign the uke as well! :shaka:

08-10-2009, 07:41 PM
If you live in the SF Bay Area, I could supply a vintage all mahogany 1960's soprano uke for $85 - it's definitely got a certain retro cool factor about it. It's an unlabeled uke made in West Germany - looks like Bruko, but I couldn;t say for sure since there's no label. Someone refinifhed it with a gloss finish at some point in its life. Very responsive and resonant instrument with great dynamics, but intonation is only fair - not great but not terrible. Bright tone. Tuners are high quality replacements from a KoAloha uke and have amber colored knobs. Currently strung re-entrant with Aquila strings. It comes with a lightly padded gigbag.

The color is kind of a golden brown which would show off your firend's scribbles well if done in a dark colored sharpie.

If you're interested, let me know and I'll take and send you photos.

08-10-2009, 09:50 PM
85 is way too much, I'm talking dirt cheap, like a throwaway...

Thankyou tho!

08-10-2009, 10:07 PM
why dont you try a cheapo one from ebay ? i would have sold you one if i saw this 2 days ago ... i juuuuust sold 2 ukes on ebay.. but my cheap one went for 130 lol

08-11-2009, 03:59 AM
Maybe your best bet would be to go to ToysRus and get a toy uke? We have Schmidt Music here is Minnesota and they sell those cheap colored ukes for about $30. 3-day mail is expensive so just go get a cheapie locally. Just a thought.

08-11-2009, 05:14 AM
There was a thread a few days ago about a $30 uke at barnes and noble. Maybe you could try there too.

08-11-2009, 11:47 PM
^ I think the ones at B & N are pretty much junk according to everyone that's seen it in person.

OP have you tried the Toys r' us ones like mentioned above?

Also, you might wanna give an actual dollar amount you have in mind so people don't have to keep guessing what you mean by cheap.

08-12-2009, 09:26 AM
The ones at ToysRus are junk too. But I think that's probably what you'd want for people to sign. I had lots of people sign my ukulele at UWC and now I have to seal it somehow to play it or I'll rub off the signatures. That was dumb of me. But it is a really special uke -- too special to make a wall hanger out of.

* what do you call it when the last word of a sentence ends in "of"? just askin'...

I Ukulista
08-12-2009, 09:49 AM
Can you buy Stagg Ukuleles in USA.

08-12-2009, 11:30 AM
Thanks for all the advice, I may take a trip over to toys r us to see what they've got.

08-13-2009, 09:44 PM
Hey guys, my party is being moved to either monday or wednesday....still looking for if anyone has a beat uke they'd like to sell or donate.

08-13-2009, 09:47 PM
The cheapest uke I know is about $10.

08-16-2009, 01:03 PM
Most music stores should have either a mahalo or other somewhat fair beginner uke for round 30 dollars just make sure you put nice strings on.