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SinisterDom
06-27-2008, 01:35 AM
So, my little cousins birthday is coming up in a month or two, and I'm hired to pick the Uke she gets. Price range is 50-100. Any suggestions? She's nine.

deach
06-27-2008, 01:44 AM
Kala Kiwis or Pineapples are cute.

j312311
06-27-2008, 11:16 AM
like deach said, a pineapple would suit her or any decent soprano aswell.

deach
06-27-2008, 11:27 AM
or the colored Makalas....

nikolo727
06-27-2008, 11:40 AM
Kala Kiwis or Pineapples are cute.

yea go with one of those. I would love to hear more about the kiwis!

anyway I hear that those are some pretty good instruments and with the price that they are at it is a no brainer to me. lol

go for it.

h-drix
06-27-2008, 12:26 PM
go on ebay and pick up a flea (there one that comes up first that $89) not only can it take a beating but it'll last her well in to the future.

deach
06-27-2008, 12:31 PM
go on ebay and pick up a flea (there one that comes up first that $89) not only can it take a beating but it'll last her well in to the future.

I doubt that will stay at that price. It's a great deal if it does though.

nikolo727
06-27-2008, 12:35 PM
yea are fleas usually in the 165 dollar price range?

ive seen some sold for 120 but idk.

deach
06-27-2008, 12:37 PM
yea are fleas usually in the 165 dollar price range?

ive seen some sold for 120 but idk.

If you're lucky you can get them cheap. I picked up a brand new Fluke for $120.

nikolo727
06-27-2008, 01:12 PM
wow 120? i thought that flukes were even more expensive than fleas..

ive seen some fleas go for about 185 on ebay. jeeze 120 is a steal..lol.

UkuLeLesReggAe
06-27-2008, 03:14 PM
can she play the ukulele? Lanikai Lu-21T :D

cashew
06-27-2008, 05:32 PM
heh, I have a kiwi, and I just got a fluke today. I'd say for a little-un, perhaps a flea rather than a fluke (they're kinda big)

and, a kiwi is nice, but they cant take as much banging around (I'm a klutz, I put a chip in the paint on the finish :( )

So, I'd say, get a flea!

Howlin Hobbit
06-27-2008, 05:56 PM
yea are fleas usually in the 165 dollar price range?

ive seen some sold for 120 but idk.


If you're lucky you can get them cheap. I picked up a brand new Fluke for $120.


wow 120? i thought that flukes were even more expensive than fleas..

ive seen some fleas go for about 185 on ebay. jeeze 120 is a steal..lol.

Currently in the mail, winging its way towards me, is a Tiki Flea that I just bought for $125 (+ $13 shipping). It's even got the rosewood fretboard upgrade.

I'm lucky to have those kind of friends, y'know?

UkuLeLesReggAe
06-27-2008, 06:35 PM
Currently in the mail, winging its way towards me, is a Tiki Flea that I just bought for $125 (+ $13 shipping). It's even got the rosewood fretboard upgrade.

I'm lucky to have those kind of friends, y'know?

-.- oh yeah ur lucky, i want one of these! :'(

lovemissheather
06-27-2008, 07:21 PM
yea go with one of those. I would love to hear more about the kiwis!

anyway I hear that those are some pretty good instruments and with the price that they are at it is a no brainer to me. lol

go for it.

i actually own a kiwi, and they sound great as a musical instrument, hold up very well, and are just all around adorable.

plus, they aren't expensive, at all.
i use mine to take out with me to the lake and things and such.:D

salukulady
06-27-2008, 08:21 PM
My first uke was a Ohana ck-10s. Great beginner uke and I still enjoy playing it, $100. I am still a beginner but 3 of my 6 ukes are Ohana and I think they are great ukes. They have a good product, reasonably priced and they all stay in tune. If you get her one, she'll be happy with it for a long time.

cMejilla
07-02-2008, 11:25 AM
can she play the ukulele? Lanikai Lu-21T :D

the lanikai models can take a beating. have had mine for years now and its still in good shape and can hold its tuning fine.

NotoriousMOK
07-02-2008, 05:45 PM
Currently in the mail, winging its way towards me, is a Tiki Flea that I just bought for $125 (+ $13 shipping). It's even got the rosewood fretboard upgrade.

I'm lucky to have those kind of friends, y'know?


sweet deal hobbs!

Howlin Hobbit
07-03-2008, 07:10 PM
Currently in the mail, winging its way towards me, is a Tiki Flea that I just bought for $125 (+ $13 shipping). It's even got the rosewood fretboard upgrade.

I'm lucky to have those kind of friends, y'know?


sweet deal hobbs!

Yeah. It was sent Parcel Post so, by my estimation (and the last time I sent something Parcel Post), it's due tomorrow. The 4th of July, y'know? No mail service.

Aaaaaargh!

But it is on the way.

tad
07-03-2008, 08:28 PM
Yeah. It was sent Parcel Post so, by my estimation (and the last time I sent something Parcel Post), it's due tomorrow. The 4th of July, y'know? No mail service.

Aaaaaargh!

But it is on the way.

I've got something coming to me UPS, due Thursday. Thursday's over, and it didn't come. Friday's a holiday, Saturday and Sunday are off days for UPS. I'm going to get it four days later, just because there was a rain storm in Iowa.

I'm super-bitter right now.