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joeybug
09-21-2010, 11:51 PM
Hi, I brought an Ukulele a few weeks back and have been trying to find out what make it is and whether or not it's a good starter uke...

It has no manufacturing details or name on/in it so I wondered if you lovely people could help me...

Here's some pictures of her...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v452/joeybug44/Ukulele%20Pictures/Astrid001.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v452/joeybug44/Ukulele%20Pictures/Astrid002.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v452/joeybug44/Ukulele%20Pictures/Astrid003.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v452/joeybug44/Ukulele%20Pictures/Astrid004.jpg

Thanks

SuzukHammer
09-22-2010, 03:40 AM
I'm gonna guess Chinese.

I have seen products like this in Indonesia as well; but the color vividness screams Chinese to me.

Now, its always good to have a story behind the uke. Let us know what the story is.

hoosierhiver
09-22-2010, 03:47 AM
Cheap ukes like that can be ok to start with, or they can be terrible with bad intonation and buzzing everywhere.
If you got a good one, it'll probably keep you happy for a few months, but soon you will want to upgrade to something in the $100 to $250 range that sounds alot better.

Tudorp
09-22-2010, 03:54 AM
Thats easy. It's a "Purple" one.. ;)

Enjoy..

UkuLeLesReggAe
09-22-2010, 05:00 AM
ha ha yeah it screams chinese to me as well. Starter ukulele? Depends how stable the strings are. I know most of those ukuleles I have came across, I sound like I've never picked an ukulele up before. Maybe because I'm used to tenors?

Anyway, anything is a good starter uke, providing it's playable. $30 can give you a rogue baritone, which sounds like magic placed in the right hands..

joeybug
09-22-2010, 09:22 PM
I'm gonna guess Chinese.

I have seen products like this in Indonesia as well; but the color vividness screams Chinese to me.

Now, its always good to have a story behind the uke. Let us know what the story is.

Thanks for the info...the story isn 't much of a story...

I have a friend who recently invested in uke's and I was in a shop looking at their guitars for a friend's christmas present and I saw this purple ukulele and I HAD to have it, as it happened I had the exact amount of money it cost so I brought it home and have since played and stummed and learnt...I've also brought a blue one from the same shop for my God Daughter's sixth birthday in October...

joeybug
09-22-2010, 09:25 PM
ha ha yeah it screams chinese to me as well. Starter ukulele? Depends how stable the strings are. I know most of those ukuleles I have came across, I sound like I've never picked an ukulele up before. Maybe because I'm used to tenors?

Anyway, anything is a good starter uke, providing it's playable. $30 can give you a rogue baritone, which sounds like magic placed in the right hands..

To my ears, it doesn't buzz and seems to play the notes fine...but I am just a beginner...

Ahnko Honu
09-23-2010, 12:46 AM
That's a Purple Pupule 'ukulele. ;) If it plays and sounds good great, that's the main thing.

mm stan
09-23-2010, 01:37 AM
Aloha Joeybug,
If your poipole ukulele sounds great to you and you're having fun with it...that's all that matters...
My first ukulele was $24.95 rogue soprano and I liked it at the start and still play it often today....
Have Fun girl!!! "Keep strumming them strings"" MM Stan..

joeybug
09-23-2010, 02:32 AM
Aloha Joeybug,
If your poipole ukulele sounds great to you and you're having fun with it...that's all that matters...
My first ukulele was $24.95 rogue soprano and I liked it at the start and still play it often today....
Have Fun girl!!! "Keep strumming them strings"" MM Stan..

It was very cheap and I like the sound it gives me, so I think I'll stick with it for a while, though I do have my eye on a natural wood one that's 35 with a hard case, so I may very well treat myself to that at some point!