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Messy_hair
07-09-2008, 06:04 AM
Hi, I'm in the market for a cheap ukulele. I know how to play somewhat play the guitar. I've always wanted and learn to play ukulele and my parents are finally willing to get one. They're shipping in $100 and I'm throwing in an extra $60 to make sure I get a good set up. Right know I've gotten it narrowed down to what I want.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Brand-New-Kala-KA-T-Mahogany-Tenor-Ukulele-Lowest-price_W0QQitemZ250265292822QQihZ015QQcategoryZ1622 4QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262.

I've read around on here and everyone seems to like MGM. All I really I want to know if this is a good enough ukulele for me to learn on and keep for a couple of years intill I can afford a really nice ukulele.

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-09-2008, 06:07 AM
Hi, I'm in the market for a cheap ukulele. I know how to play somewhat play the guitar. I've always wanted and learn to play ukulele and my parents are finally willing to get one. They're shipping in $100 and I'm throwing in an extra $60 to make sure I get a good set up. Right know I've gotten it narrowed down to what I want.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Brand-New-Kala-KA-T-Mahogany-Tenor-Ukulele-Lowest-price_W0QQitemZ250265292822QQihZ015QQcategoryZ1622 4QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262.

I've read around on here and everyone seems to like MGM. All I really I want to know if this is a good enough ukulele for me to learn on and keep for a couple of years intill I can afford a really nice ukulele.

yep, tenor is the way to go. I think its good enough for a few years. My first, infact only, ukulele was a Lanikai Lu-21T and i think its pretty similar to this ukulele. Heck, gutings had his for a while and he makes magic from it. Its a nice ukulele, was my 2nd choice - until i seen guting, and i thought it wud brush onto me





which it didnt..

FHS-72
07-09-2008, 07:54 AM
for the price, u can't go wrong with a kala or lanikai. have em both and i still play em alot. u also can't go wrong with mgm.:music::rock:

SailQwest
07-09-2008, 08:15 AM
Am I picking the right ukulele?

I'm not sure if there is a "right" ukulele. For a lot of us it seems to be more of a "right-now" ukulele thing. ;)

SinisterDom
07-09-2008, 08:16 AM
Aye, MGM is definitely the way to go. Although, if you like a traditional sounding uke better (plinky-ish I guess) then you may want to look into a Soprano or Concert. Concert is a good beginner uke because you kind of get the best of both Soprano and Tenor. You get a little more room on the fretboard and at the same time you get a little of that traditional sound. Or, if there is a music shop around, maybe go try a few different sizes.

deach
07-09-2008, 08:28 AM
SailQwest is correct. There is no right or wrong, only right-now.

dnewton2
07-09-2008, 09:22 AM
There is no right or wrong, only right-now.

Is there such a thing a a wrong ukulele?

hotnanas
07-09-2008, 09:46 AM
Is there such a thing a a wrong ukulele?

i'd say NO!

I still play with my $25 Hilo soprano, even though I have way nicer ones. It was my first uke, and I'll keep that one for forever. I really don't have that same bond with my other ukuleles.

paulthebaker
07-09-2008, 10:59 AM
Right at the edge of your price range look at the Koalana Concert too!

Messy_hair
07-09-2008, 12:16 PM
Well i just wanted to make sure that I wasn't wasting my money on a POS.

I definitly want a tenor. I "Play" guitar. So I need some thing big. But I don't want a baritone so I figured that tenor would be a good size.

All I have to do is wait for my parents ok to order it and I will be learning ukulele!!!

NotoriousMOK
07-09-2008, 02:04 PM
Welcome aboard messy_hair! I'm sure you'll be hooked like the rest of us!

have fun!

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-09-2008, 05:41 PM
Is there such a thing a a wrong ukulele?

i wouldn't say wrong ukulele altogether, although the ukulele might not be right for you... ukuleles are always right :D for at least 1 person! :nana:

deach
07-09-2008, 06:54 PM
I usually don't stray off topic :rofl: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: but the first time I read the title, I thought this was going to be a discussion about which ukuleles are better for picking and which are better for strumming.

uke142464
07-10-2008, 04:56 AM
I usually don't stray off topic :rofl: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: but the first time I read the title, I thought this was going to be a discussion about which ukuleles are better for picking and which are better for strumming.

same, I thought it was going to be like am I picking the right way??