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blueskyuke
02-27-2010, 05:53 PM
I was about to order the pink dolphin from MGM for my soon-to-be 6 year old's birthday. Just before I placed the order, I asked her "So what color ukulele would you like?" She said: "Wood color, of course. I don't want some silly baby colored ukulele!" I'm at a loss here. Is there another decent uke for about $50? I have a Kala KA-ST, a Mele Solid Koa concert and a pineapple soprano from waverly street. Suggestions? It's 2 weeks to her birthday.

portlandjosh
02-27-2010, 05:56 PM
Wow! I am planning to get my seven year old daughter a pink dolphin very soon. I can't imagine she'd want "wood color" over pink! Maybe you'll have a fine mahagony snob there! ;)

mokai
02-27-2010, 06:39 PM
THIS (http://cgi.ebay.com/MAKALA-SOPRANO-UKULELE-MK-S-setup-w-Aquilas-See-video_W0QQitemZ330407968232QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_D efaultDomain_0?hash=item4cedd97de8) is wood color and in your price range

pdxuke
02-27-2010, 06:42 PM
THIS (http://cgi.ebay.com/MAKALA-SOPRANO-UKULELE-MK-S-setup-w-Aquilas-See-video_W0QQitemZ330407968232QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_D efaultDomain_0?hash=item4cedd97de8) is wood color and in your price range

+1. These play very well for the price.

ricdoug
02-27-2010, 08:11 PM
The Makala MK-S, as previously suggested by many, is a solid choice. Lanikai offers a similar model. Ric

itsme
02-27-2010, 09:10 PM
I was about to order the pink dolphin from MGM for my soon-to-be 6 year old's birthday. Just before I placed the order, I asked her "So what color ukulele would you like?" She said: "Wood color, of course. I don't want some silly baby colored ukulele!"
That's a very astute little lady who obviously has good taste. :)

Gipserio
02-27-2010, 09:32 PM
lanikai lu21 is a real uke for that kinda price. I still play mine

blueskyuke
02-28-2010, 03:43 AM
Thanks! I'll check with my daughter before I order. And maybe order myself a dolphin instead!!

Skrik
02-28-2010, 03:53 AM
My now 14-year-old said the same thing before Christmas. The difference was that I already had her dolphin in the house. I ended up buying her a Lanikai LU-21, and keeping the dolphin myself.

blueswithafeeling
02-28-2010, 05:10 AM
I got my 2 year old son a Lanikai LU21 (he wanted my Kala Spruce Thinline tenor, not 2yr old friendly!)- it sounds good enough, he seems to enjoy dragging it around, playing it now and then and till now it has been relatively unscathed from all the scrapes it has been in. Though I think he might have preferred a cherry red dolphin! :)

blueskyuke
02-28-2010, 07:38 AM
My daughter changed her mind again. She saw the light blue burst and feel in loved it. I just ordered it.

portlandjosh
02-28-2010, 07:52 AM
My daughter changed her mind again. She saw the light blue burst and feel in loved it. I just ordered it.

Awesome! I've been considering getting the blue burst and red burst for my 5yo twins and the pink one for my 7yo daughter as gifts this spring. The only bummer is, if I were buying one for myself it'd be the yellow/orange burst! Guess I'll live with the candy colors. :)

pulelehua
02-28-2010, 08:39 AM
Makala do a pretty cheap pineapple. I picked one up for a friend for about 30-35. So that would translate to about $50. It's nice.

pulelehua
02-28-2010, 08:40 AM
Oops. Belay the previous remark. Well done! Great ukes.

Gipserio
02-28-2010, 12:09 PM
She'll be wanting a Kamaka before she's 9! ;-)

shwee
02-28-2010, 01:22 PM
$50ish uke for my 6 year old

When I first read that, I thought "hmm...that sounds like a fair trade..." :D

blueskyuke
03-01-2010, 05:11 PM
When I first read that, I thought "hmm...that sounds like a fair trade..." :D

Oops! LOL!
Just got confirmation from MGM, the light blue burst dolphin uke is on its way.

grubblybubbly
03-01-2010, 05:27 PM
Oops! LOL!
Just got confirmation from MGM, the light blue burst dolphin uke is on its way.

there goes the rest of the conversation. all that disussion... for nothing!!!:(

;)

shwee
03-02-2010, 04:38 AM
haha I have the mind of a twelve year old...I can't help it ;) Good luck to your daughter with her new uke! Get 'em hooked young, that's my philosophy!

jackf
03-04-2010, 05:55 PM
I bought my grandson a Kala MKS - I restrung it with Aquila's. He plays it when he comes over, but I'll have to admit that I often take it out and play it myself when he is not here - it has really good intonation. It gets almost as much play as my Mele Koa Concert; but not as much as my Kala Acacia Tenor. The MK-S is a great little ukulele, if you get it from MGM I believe it comes strung with Aquilas.