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dog8food
04-17-2010, 03:55 AM
Hi there, I'm new here and new to ukulele. I want my first ukulele to be nice but not super-pricey (nor cheap). I recently found this Pono Concert uke:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Pono-Ukulele-OC-Concert-Size-Solid-Wood-with-Gig-Bag_W0QQitemZ300418233652QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Def aultDomain_0?hash=item45f2527534#ht_1316wt_1166
I've heard that pono's are good and reliable. I'm assuming it will go for higher than it's priced right now, but what's the max I should pay for this?
Can you recommend any other beginner ukes?

Thanks!

cletus
04-17-2010, 04:13 AM
Maybe a Kala from MGM. Then you'll know that your uke is set up correctly to play without problems.

The best price is not always the best deal. Read some reviews for ukes and sellers on this site for more info.
Good Luck!

heyjude
04-17-2010, 05:30 AM
Or you might consider this one-
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230462489059#ht_500wt_1176
That's one of mine that I'm selling on ebay. It would make an excellent entry level ukulele.
If you want to spend more money, for a beginner I would also recomment a Flea or Fluke with rosewood fingerboard and peghead tuners from MGM (musicguymic). You can see his selection of Flea and Fluke ukes here-
http://stores.ebay.com/Musicguymics-Room_Fluke-Flea-Ukes_W0QQ_fsubZ7331108QQ_sidZ34517586QQ_trksidZp46 34Q2ec0Q2em322

Jude

bbycrts
04-17-2010, 07:13 AM
Search for ohai or monkeypod Pono. I'd say the reviews were pretty mixed on this model.

dog8food
04-17-2010, 06:08 PM
Thanks for the tips!