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ryanxxxx
07-25-2008, 03:27 PM
i was looking at this one
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Applause-UAE148-AcousticElectric-Tenor-Ukulele-?sku=516719
i want a tenor for the extended range
ive played guitar for about 7 years and i really want to add something new to my sound

uke142464
07-25-2008, 04:01 PM
this one is good but I hear that the saddle is pretty confusing and that it has barely any projection when not plugged in
how much are you willing to spend?

ryanxxxx
07-25-2008, 04:38 PM
haha money really doesnt matter as long as its under 1000
the only thing money really changes is how long it will take me to get it but i want a really good one
and what would be better a tenor or a baritone?

deach
07-25-2008, 04:41 PM
haha money really doesnt matter as long as its under 1000...

Well hello friend - MGM

uke142464
07-25-2008, 04:48 PM
haha money really doesnt matter as long as its under 1000
the only thing money really changes is how long it will take me to get it but i want a really good one
and what would be better a tenor or a baritone?

id say tenor if you want something thats really ukeish

uke142464
07-25-2008, 04:50 PM
id look into this one
http://cgi.ebay.com/KOALOHA-TENOR-KOA-UKULELE-made-in-Hawaii-NEW-w-warranty_W0QQitemZ330255770259QQihZ014QQcategoryZ1 6224QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

uke142464
07-25-2008, 04:51 PM
or this
http://cgi.ebay.com/KANILEA-K-1-Dlx-TENOR-Koa-Ukulele-w-case-Ships-Free_W0QQitemZ330255909128QQihZ014QQcategoryZ16224 QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

ryanxxxx
07-25-2008, 04:54 PM
alright something in that range will take me some time to save up for but at least now i know what to shoot for
thanks!

uke142464
07-25-2008, 05:07 PM
yea that way you wont buy 3 more ukes on your way up to a solid koa

ryanxxxx
07-25-2008, 05:28 PM
haha yeah i really dont wanna waste my money on cheap ukes.
so im guessing solid koa = good ukulele?

AcousticDoc
07-25-2008, 05:37 PM
Oh man! the Koaloha tenors sound sweet!

haolejohn
07-27-2008, 07:31 PM
Ryan, try getting a mahoghany or koa top Mele. I bought a tenor koa top mahoghany back and sides with fishman pickup for $750. Solid koa is the way to go for looks but the mahogany sounds a little better. The main thing is to get a solid wood uke. Also the baritone is tuned like the guitar some how and the tenor is traditional uke tuning. If you get a tenor go with the low G string sounds much better.

ryanxxxx
07-28-2008, 04:24 PM
thanks for the advice ill definitely keep that in mind

haolejohn
07-28-2008, 06:22 PM
Ryanxxxx, someone recommended to me tangiukulele.com. I was blown away by the sound (over the phone) and the price. Not sure how they are but I think I may purchase one.

John

tad
07-29-2008, 12:44 PM
haha yeah i really dont wanna waste my money on cheap ukes.
so im guessing solid koa = good ukulele?

I don't know. There's some cheap ones that sound pretty good. Personally, I'd rather have several decent ukes than just one really good one. No matter how expensive a ukulele is, it won't change its scale, or the materials it's made of, or any of another countless number of things that change the way it sounds. I love my cheapie ukuleles 'cause I have many, I can change 'em out, I can grab the one that sounds the way I feel at the moment.

Plus, if one gets broken or stolen or whatever, it'd hurt a lot less, having spent a few hundred or less, whereas losing my one and only thousand dollar ukulele would probably just drive me to quit playing.