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rem50
01-19-2011, 11:37 AM
I am starting to consider getting a tenor uke, strictly acoustic. I was wondering if you all could give any suggestions. I have a concert I love so this would be just for fun and to try a tenor size out. I would say my price range is no more than $300 ( not set in stone). Is there any such animal that is decent at that price that you would recommend I look at? Thanks, rem

molokinirum
01-19-2011, 12:21 PM
In that price range you are probably looking at a Mainland uke.

shaokee
01-19-2011, 12:23 PM
+1 Mainland :D

Richie23
01-19-2011, 12:23 PM
What about an Ohana TK35, all solid, beautifully made, and within your price range.

rem50
01-19-2011, 12:29 PM
I will look into those, thanks! @ shaokee.... I take photos better than I play uke too! Ha! (That's what I do for a living)

shaokee
01-19-2011, 12:42 PM
@ shaokee.... I take photos better than I play uke too! Ha! (That's what I do for a living)

really? high five! :D wish i could say i do it for a living too, that would really be a dream come true. i'm only doing it part time now. better than nothing i guess haha.

BadLands Bart
01-19-2011, 12:59 PM
+2 on Mainland.

OldePhart
01-19-2011, 01:22 PM
+3 on Mainland - you can get the Mango for just over $300 and the richness of the tone on mine is pretty close to my KoAloha concert - though the Mainland definitely gives up a bit of volume to the KoAloha (but the KoAloha concert was over $700 - something about it darn well better be better than the Mainland LOL).

John

pdxuke
01-19-2011, 02:21 PM
What about an Ohana TK35, all solid, beautifully made, and within your price range.

Have played the Ohana. If I ever bought a first tenor, it would be this.

rem50
01-19-2011, 02:39 PM
+3 on Mainland - you can get the Mango for just over $300 and the richness of the tone on mine is pretty close to my KoAloha concert - though the Mainland definitely gives up a bit of volume to the KoAloha (but the KoAloha concert was over $700 - something about it darn well better be better than the Mainland LOL).

John
I have a koAloha concert sceptre and love it. Looked at the mainlands and they look very reasonable. Glad to hear they sound great too!

808boy
01-19-2011, 03:37 PM
Aloha rem50,
At the risk of being rediculed, I have a KPK Deluxe Tenor that I can't put down, love everything about it. Little over 2 Benjamins. Good luck in your hunt.................BO................

Ukuleleblues
01-19-2011, 03:46 PM
I started mixing string on my Baritone D-G strings D'Addario or GHS and B-E Aquila. I got on knock on my door and it was the Analretentive Ukulele Police!!!! I am not making this up, be careful.

OldePhart
01-19-2011, 04:46 PM
I started mixing string on my Baritone D-G strings D'Addario or GHS and B-E Aquila. I got on knock on my door and it was the Analretentive Ukulele Police!!!! I am not making this up, be careful.

At the risk of being anal retentive - did you maybe mean to post this in the "Mixing strings" thread (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?41094-Mixing-strings)? LOL

John

Dane
01-19-2011, 04:46 PM
I recently received a Kala Acacia Tenor, and it really is amazing for it's price range. I've played other ukes in this range and so far it has been the most impressive out of all of them. I have yet to try mainland ukes however, which are highly recommended and are in the same price range. But if you get the Acacia, I would guarantee your satisfaction

rem50
01-20-2011, 03:35 PM
I recently received a Kala Acacia Tenor, and it really is amazing for it's price range. I've played other ukes in this range and so far it has been the most impressive out of all of them. I have yet to try mainland ukes however, which are highly recommended and are in the same price range. But if you get the Acacia, I would guarantee your satisfaction
well I should listen to a fellow unicyclist! :) ! I own a 29, 26, 24"muni. Would like a 20" Torker DX!

Dane
01-21-2011, 06:20 AM
well I should listen to a fellow unicyclist! :) ! I own a 29, 26, 24"muni. Would like a 20" Torker DX!

Nice, I just have a little torker unistar LX, can't do much with it, I'd really like a muni soon though, I've got tons of places to ride where I live. I've had mine since 09 but I stopped riding because I kept injuring my knee, but now I'm determined to condition my knee properly and ride again, no excuses! I can't decide whether I would like a 24 or a 26 though. And howd you know I ride?

Back on topic, you can find many sound clips of the Acacia tenor on youtube, I have mine strung with low G Fremont blacklines and I have a review with some soundclips on the end. I also have a Ohana TK-35g, which most of my videos are, and is also a very fine instrument.

rem50
01-21-2011, 07:10 AM
Nice, I just have a little torker unistar LX, can't do much with it, I'd really like a muni soon though, I've got tons of places to ride where I live. I've had mine since 09 but I stopped riding because I kept injuring my knee, but now I'm determined to condition my knee properly and ride again, no excuses! I can't decide whether I would like a 24 or a 26 though. And howd you know I ride?

Back on topic, you can find many sound clips of the Acacia tenor on youtube, I have mine strung with low G Fremont blacklines and I have a review with some soundclips on the end. I also have a Ohana TK-35g, which most of my videos are, and is also a very fine instrument.
saw it in a previous post. Are you a photographer too? That's what I do. I may be interested in selling my 24"muni, I really want a tenor uke. I bought a homemade one fron krashin Kenny on the uni forum and it is indestructible! Ha! Can't wait to hear a kala Acacia, rem