View Full Version : new uke ?'s

08-14-2009, 09:12 AM
hey folks. im a lil new in the uke world. i started on a leolani and am quickly outgrowing it. needless to say in ready for an upgrade. i want a concert. lookin to spend around 400. what would give me the most bang for my buck?
i dont think i will need a uke with an amp hook up just yet. not sure if that will make a difference or not. thanx in advance.

08-14-2009, 10:58 AM
I started on a Leolani too. If I was giving myself advice on a concert uke to upgrade to from that Leolani, I'd go with a KoAloha concert, because it's the benchmark and you're not likely going to need (not to be confused with "want") anything else after getting it. You can sometimes find a used one for around $400 or so. Of course, a new one is considerably more at $600+. So if you must stay at the $400 budget, something built with solid wood from Ohana or Mainland should serve you well.

Ahnko Honu
08-14-2009, 11:37 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/KALA-KOA-CONCERT-UKULELE-W-SOLID-CEDAR-TOP-KA-KC-CT_W0QQitemZ330351699138QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Defa ultDomain_0?hash=item4cea7ee4c2&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
http://cgi.ebay.com/MELE-HANDMADE-Solid-Big-Island-KOA-CONCERT-UKULELE_W0QQitemZ170337743191QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH _DefaultDomain_0?hash=item27a8ebb157&_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116

I have played a KALA, and own a MELE and recommend both. :shaka:

08-14-2009, 02:36 PM
appreciate the input, both of you. i called my local uke shop here in guam and they said the closest they get me was a pono for 450. im gonna shop around a lil bit and see what i come up with. if anything just be practicin on ma soprano until i can save up the cash to get what im looking for. im a little weary of purchasing a uke online cause, as corny as it may seem, i want my uke to pick me. thats how i ended up with the ones i have now.

08-14-2009, 05:24 PM
As ankho honu suggested you might want to look at a mele - their website (http://www.meleukulele.com/) is currently offering specials (12th B'day). They have 2 concerts that are in your price bracket. happy uke hunting..

08-14-2009, 06:07 PM
Should check out MusicGuyMike's shop on Ebay. He has some Pono mahogany concerts for just under $400
http://cgi.ebay.com/BRAND-NEW-PONO-PCOE-ELEC-SOLID-CONCERT-gloss-UKULELE_W0QQitemZ370242430933QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH _DefaultDomain_0?hash=item56342b27d5&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262

I can't speak to their mahongany or concert ukes, but I have their koa tenor and I love it.