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Sic_Rob
12-14-2009, 06:58 AM
i U.G. Friends,

I bought my 1st ukulele about 3 months ago and It hooked my hard. I love playing it. the day it arrived I went down to the kids play room once they went to bed and started playing. 5 hours later I realized 2 things. 1st I found the outlet that I have been looking for. Second i had to get up in 3 hours! I truly enjoy playing and wish I had bought 1 years early, but at least I bought 1.

I had decided to step up to the next quality level of ukulele. My beginner ukulele is a Lanikai LU-21 Soprano Ukulele which is an awesome started ukulele but I want to move up but I don't want to spend $1,000 or more on something a Martin or Kamaka (at least not yet:) ). I found a ukulele named Mainland Ukulele, but i can not find many reviews on it. Can any one give me anything they know about the company and the instruments? I like the fact that their prices and I also like that they are solid Mahogany. They look beautiful but have no idea how they sound and play. I do not know of any dealers in my Area, (New Jersey) So I am going to the Ukulele population hear on Underground Ukulele. Can anyone please offer any info about Mainland Ukulele? I look forward to hearing from anyone and everyone. Thanks,

Sincerely,
Rob

Sic_Rob
12-14-2009, 06:59 AM
Hi U.G. Friends,

I bought my 1st ukulele about 3 months ago and It hooked my hard. I love playing it. the day it arrived I went down to the kids play room once they went to bed and started playing. 5 hours later I realized 2 things. 1st I found the outlet that I have been looking for. Second i had to get up in 3 hours! I truly enjoy playing and wish I had bought 1 years early, but at least I bought 1.

I had decided to step up to the next quality level of ukulele. My beginner ukulele is a Lanikai LU-21 Soprano Ukulele which is an awesome started ukulele but I want to move up but I don't want to spend $1,000 or more on something a Martin or Kamaka (at least not yet:) ). I found a ukulele named Mainland Ukulele, but i can not find many reviews on it. Can any one give me anything they know about the company and the instruments? I like the fact that their prices and I also like that they are solid Mahogany. They look beautiful but have no idea how they sound and play. I do not know of any dealers in my Area, (New Jersey) So I am going to the Ukulele population hear on Underground Ukulele. Can anyone please offer any info about Mainland Ukulele? I look forward to hearing from anyone and everyone. Thanks,

Sincerely,
Rob

Rzr
12-14-2009, 07:03 AM
I've only heard good things and I'm sure one or two people here will give you some info.:)

UKISOCIETY
12-14-2009, 07:09 AM
Try the search function here and on Youtube for "Mainland ukulele".

Sic_Rob
12-14-2009, 07:16 AM
thanks for the reply

Rzr
12-14-2009, 07:19 AM
I've only heard good things and I'm sure one or two people here will give you some info.:)

Mainland's seem to be awesome and will be the brand I buy next.

Lori
12-14-2009, 07:23 AM
Yes, if you do a search, you will get an ton of threads from satisfied customers. Mike at Mainland is great– really good customer service. I have two Mainlands, and I think they are excellent for their price.

–Lori

bazmaz
12-14-2009, 07:28 AM
You are in the right place - the more you read on this forum, the more you will find people recommending Mainlands. I have a Mainland Concert and I absolutely adore it.

Mike, the proprietor is a member on here too (Hoosier)

Melissa82
12-14-2009, 07:37 AM
As suggest in your other thread, if you do a quick search you can find a bunch of reviews. The word is very positive. In fact, it's going to be my next purchase.

http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/search.php?searchid=1212703

RevWill
12-14-2009, 07:58 AM
Review:

Mainland kicks all kinds of booty. Hard.

Happy shopping!

Captain_Lovehandles
12-14-2009, 08:02 AM
You'll be happy. Let me suggest a Concert size. There's a reason we all rave about our Mainlands (I currently have 2.5 of them).

Sic_Rob
12-14-2009, 08:21 AM
2.5? Sounds like there may be a story there. Thanks for the comments

ichadwick
05-22-2010, 03:44 AM
I have also reviewed Mainland on my own uke site. Great instruments.

Sambient
05-22-2010, 06:07 AM
If I could really have only one, it would be my Mainland Mahogany Soprano. This is the one I'd marry.

ichadwick
05-23-2010, 02:42 AM
If I could really have only one, it would be my Mainland Mahogany Soprano. This is the one I'd marry.
Tenor for me. Lot of voice in that body and I like talkative gals....

Derick
06-09-2010, 12:52 PM
I have the red ceder top tenor, and would rate it 10/10

rasputinsghost
06-09-2010, 01:18 PM
10/10 from me.

If you don't mind schlepping to Manhattan, Claude from East Village Music has Mainlands you can try!

salukulady
06-09-2010, 01:26 PM
Don't have one yet, but will be acquiring one soon. They are beautiful in real life and sweet sounding. I had the pleasure of meeting Mike and Tootka this weekend. They are two of the most genuine people. Their hearts are in their business and will back your purchase with their warm and honest way. They want their customers to be thrilled with their purchase.

mangorockfish
06-09-2010, 02:31 PM
Just do it!!!! Get one. I have a tenor and a concert in gloss mahogany and think they are fantastic. I think I'm too old to say "awesom". I sold a mandolin to buy a "K" brand and the more I played my Mainlands, the more I decided that I don't think that I'll find anything that I like as well or better than them. Mike at Mainland and Uke Republic Mike are both really great guys to work with. Believe it or not, I'm not affiliated with Mainland at all, I just think they are the greatest.

Sir
06-13-2010, 11:41 AM
I think I read somewhere (probably on here actually) that Mainland and Ohana are assembled in the same factory. Can anyone confirm or deny?

shopkins73
06-13-2010, 06:10 PM
even though i have only been playing for a couple of months, i have severe uas ! i saw the mainlands and like them. does anyone have anything to say about the red cedar soprano and the mango pineapple in particular
i currently have kala lacewood tenor, will be getting a kala acacia soprano by the end of the month, i have a ohana ck-75cg on order from ukuerepublic. whcih one of the mainlands would make the best next addition to my collection? how different/similar are either of them to the ones i have (or will have )?

luvdat
06-13-2010, 11:50 PM
First, shopkins, what kind of sound are you looking for? Very bright? The red cedar soprano is very bright. The mango pineapple is more mellow.