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SinisterDom
06-16-2008, 05:07 PM
Hi everyone, I am fairly new to Ukulele (a month, maybe two) and am looking for a nice, good looking and good playing uke. I would LOVE to have an Uke like this

http://ukuleleworld.com/product.php?productid=501&cat=2&bestseller

But, it's a little to pricey for my current budget. However, if anyone has a Martin for a little less I am interested. I would also like a Flea for perhaps a little less than retail if anyone has a slightly used one or needs a little money I am definitely interested!

UKISOCIETY
06-17-2008, 04:00 AM
Hi everyone, I am fairly new to Ukulele (a month, maybe two) and am looking for a nice, good looking and good playing uke. I would LOVE to have an Uke like this

http://ukuleleworld.com/product.php?productid=501&cat=2&bestseller

But, it's a little to pricey for my current budget. However, if anyone has a Martin for a little less I am interested. I would also like a Flea for perhaps a little less than retail if anyone has a slightly used one or needs a little money I am definitely interested!

I own both so I can say with confidence to buy a Flea. The Martin's sound is good, but probably not worth the $300. If you want a true Martin, save up to buy a pre 1977 Martin. You can get an old Style 0 for $550 - $600. But, believe me, it will be worth it!!

nikolo727
06-18-2008, 04:44 PM
yea you cant go wrong with a flea from what I hear.


Ive played martins before and I can tell you it wouldnt be worth 300 bones.

go with the flea.

gobes
06-18-2008, 09:00 PM
For an opinion on the flea vs martin, and a demo of the flea, watch this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plouyGNtsqg

Gaby
06-19-2008, 02:47 AM
If you like the Martin style, but don't want to fork out the money, just get an Ohana SK-25 or SK-35. You get an all-solid mahogany uke for less money but with heaps of tone and projection (see 14twelve's review - she also has a SK-35 and a Flea).

For a fun uke, that looks cool and sound great, you can't go wrong with a Flea!

14twelve
06-19-2008, 03:50 AM
If you like the Martin style, but don't want to fork out the money, just get an Ohana SK-25 or SK-35. You get an all-solid mahogany uke for less money but with heaps of tone and projection (see 14twelve's review - she also has a SK-35 and a Flea).

For a fun uke, that looks cool and sound great, you can't go wrong with a Flea!

Yes, I agree with Gaby - can't go past a Flea for a fun uke. It looks good, feels great in your hands, sounds great, and comes with a really cool case.

I like both the Ohana SK-35 and the Flea, but if I could only pick one, I'd definitely choose the Flea.

The review section of the website is here (http://ukuleleunderground.com/ukereviews/).

Have fun with whatever you decide on :)

SinisterDom
06-19-2008, 06:32 AM
Well, I already have an Ohana Sk-15, so I'm probably going with a Flea.

(Great Uke by the way, here it is http://ukuleleworld.com/product.php?productid=1189&cat=2&page=3)