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pirate looks at 40
01-27-2010, 05:23 AM
Hey everyone, I've been looking through different ukes and I've decided that I want an 8 string. Kala has two, one is mahogany the other is spruce. Which of these would be better? and if you can suggest other 8 string ukes, that would be well appreciated =]


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Kanaka916
01-27-2010, 05:34 AM
Depending on your budget, you can also look into Mele and Pono. Then you have the four K's.

mailman
01-27-2010, 05:41 AM
Also Lanikai, I think....

Doctroid
01-27-2010, 05:55 AM
There's a new review here (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?25230-GREAT-inexpensive-8-string).

Gary Jugert
01-27-2010, 06:33 AM
I played an eight string recently. I'd go with a 12 string guitar first if I planned to complicate my life like that.

Skitzic
01-27-2010, 06:40 AM
I played an eight string recently. I'd go with a 12 string guitar first if I planned to complicate my life like that.

I love my 12 string guitar. The 8 string ukes intimidate me. How weird is that?

pirate looks at 40
01-27-2010, 07:38 AM
I love my 12 string guitar. The 8 string ukes intimidate me. How weird is that?

that is weird xD

anyways, im not really liking the lanikai. I've heard the mele, those are nice but a tad expensive, and idk about the kala.

Lori
01-27-2010, 07:55 AM
If you like 12 string guitars, then 8 string ukulele is a similar experience. I was really impressed with the Mele 6 and 8 string ukuleles. I think I preferred the Mahogany one over the Koa. Not much experience with the others though. The 8 string takes a bit more hand and finger strength than the 4 or 6 string varieties. After all, it is like you are playing 2 ukes at once, and it sounds like it too. Quality instrument at a higher price point than some of the others. But, if you are looking for that variation, it will be a really different addition to any ukulele collection.

–Lori

ukeCANjam
01-27-2010, 07:59 AM
Mahogany has a more mellow sound, and it is more common in ukuleles. Spruce is used in guitar's and on a ukulele, it has a brighter and more vivid sound.