View Full Version : Nice tenor for under $400?

11-26-2010, 11:37 PM
hey everyone, I've been looking for a tenor to add to my concert, I've got about $400 USD to spend, which are good tenors I should be looking at in this price range? I'm looking for something with a mellower and warmer sound, since I've got a really bright spruce top already.

Many thanks!

11-27-2010, 12:34 AM
Warm.. Mainland Mahogany or Cedar series?

11-27-2010, 01:12 AM
Yes, if you want warm look at a mahogany or mango uke. Mele ukuleles are great and also check out Pono ukes.

11-27-2010, 02:10 AM
this Pono looks like a sweet uke, I've never tried one but in my opinion it's hard to go wrong with solid mahogany, my Kiwaya and Martin have the nicest sound out of all my ukes,


11-27-2010, 03:49 AM
If you don't already have a Mainland Mahogany Tenor, I think you should consider one. I've got both the Mainland Mahogany & the Mainland Red Cedar Tenor's and both of them are sweet sounding instruments. For the price point, you may also want to look at a Mele - they have a mahogany tenor on eBay right now for $399.

[Disclosure: I am selling my Mahogany tenor (see the UU Marketplace) right now. It has a factory installed Mi-Si pickup & has mellowed to a beautiful tone. The only reason that I am selling is that I have a KoAloha Super Concert w/crown bridge in transit & something had to go to make room.]

11-27-2010, 08:53 AM
Ohana TK-35G