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iUkulele
07-12-2008, 05:23 PM
Hi everyone!!
So, Im going to be buying my first ukulele soon -squeals!!- so since they dont sell any where I live.. I have been looking on ebay and found this baby!!
http://cgi.ebay.com/KALA-BRAND-KA-CE-Mahogany-Concert-Ukulele-w-PU-case_W0QQitemZ330251413062QQihZ014QQcategoryZ16224 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Do you think that this will be good to start out with? Is it a good brand? And Im sure this guy is good, since he is a power seller and has 99.8% feedback. :)

SinisterDom
07-12-2008, 05:29 PM
First, MGM is a great guy, he is a member here, and sets up his ukes great from what I hear. I have not personally had experience with Kala, but it's a good uke to start with to my knowledge. Also, search will return many things I'm sure.

UkeNinja
07-12-2008, 06:07 PM
Welcome and congrats on your path to ukulele enlightment!

What SinisterDom says, especially the part about giving the search function a whirl. You'll like it a lot. Perhaps "beginner ukulele" or "Kala concert" or "buying advice" can give you some useful results. The info is there, but it's up to you to dig it up and use it to your advantage.

iUkulele
07-12-2008, 08:19 PM
Thank You both for the tips!! :)

hawaiianmusiclover06
07-13-2008, 12:50 AM
Congratulations on your first 'ukulele! I got my 'ukulele two weeks ago and I can't put it down. I also like the book that it comes with, "Discovering the 'Ukulele" because I am learning from that book. My 'ukulele teacher is one of the authors of that book, Herb Ohta, Jr. :nana:

Dino
07-13-2008, 01:09 AM
Hey. Aloha and welcome to Ukulele Underground.

Your uke that you found on ebay is a pretty good place to start. Not that expensive and like the others say, Musicguymic is a great seller. He or his workers dress and work on each ukulele before it goes out. They check the action and make sure each and every uke going out is working well. Go for it . You can lose!

iUkulele
07-13-2008, 01:39 PM
Congratulations on your first 'ukulele! I got my 'ukulele two weeks ago and I can't put it down. I also like the book that it comes with, "Discovering the 'Ukulele" because I am learning from that book. My 'ukulele teacher is one of the authors of that book, Herb Ohta, Jr. :nana:


That is so cool how your ukulele teacher is one of the authors in that book!! You are so lucky!! :)

j312311
07-13-2008, 09:45 PM
I personally have this uke and its great. I got it about 3 months ago from MGM and I dont regret it at all. It has a nice solid tone and when connected to an amp it sounds even better. Hope this helps.

-J312311

davoomac
07-13-2008, 10:30 PM
I would say that's an excellent starter ukulele. A friend of mine bought that and I personally think it plays nicer than my $295 kala ktec. It's loud and resonant, and has nice action. I like it.

It's a very solid ukulele and if you buy it from MGM he will take care of you. MGM is awesome! Super fast shipping and great value.

iUkulele
07-14-2008, 10:47 AM
Ugh!! My brother is comming into town today to help me buy this on ebay (he has an account and all) and somebody BOUGHT IT!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
-crys- :(
Um.. Ok. Um.. -panics- Um.. Is this one good??
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=330252304605&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=014

or.. this one? http://cgi.ebay.com/KALA-BRAND-KA-C-Mahogany-Concert-Ukulele-Case-Setup_W0QQitemZ230271059452QQihZ013QQcategoryZ1622 4QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

SuperSecretBETA
07-14-2008, 11:11 AM
You can't go wrong with either. I guess it really depends on which woods you want. I think the spruce top looks sexy. I like the rosette pattern and linings.

j312311
07-14-2008, 05:57 PM
Well since you were going to purchase the KA-CE, just go with the KA-C its the exact same thing, just without the pick-up for the amp. It's also a tad cheaper.

iUkulele
07-15-2008, 01:09 PM
I got a kala Ka-CG, I ordered it yesterday on ebay. It should be in the mail in.. 6 days maybe? Hopefully!! Anyways, I can try and post pictures up as soon as I get it. I am so excited!! :)

drfrancov
07-16-2008, 06:35 PM
I have the kala sitka spruce top...Bought it a few months ago from musicguymic on ebay...excellent instrument...He upgraded to Aquilas and did the set up perfectly....It is a beautiful instrument as well...I say get it!