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07-27-2008, 11:07 AM
Okay, so I have narrowed it down to two ukulele's that I wanted to choose from for my first ukulele. Does anyone have any experience with any of these? Which one would you choose? Also, are there any advantages between them?

http://cgi.ebay.com/KALA-KOA-CONCERT-UKULELE-W-CS-TUNER-BOOK-KA-KC_W0QQitemZ230273547548QQihZ013QQcategoryZ16224QQ cmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

http://cgi.ebay.com/KALA-KOA-CONCERT-UKULELE-W-SOLID-CEDAR-TOP-KA-KC-CT_W0QQitemZ330256477625QQihZ014QQcategoryZ16224QQ cmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

07-27-2008, 12:57 PM
here is my two cents....the koa uke is a laminate top (koa plywood). the other has a solid cedar top. I have not played either of these, but I would probably go with the cedar...I do not know what the diference in the sound is? I would guess that you would get a little brighter/punchier sound out of the cedar top. I dont think you can go wrong with either of these though.

P.S. I love the adjectives used to describe uke sounds...punchier, brighter, crisper, mellower...and my favorite..."warmer"...what the hell does that mean? :D

07-27-2008, 04:12 PM
I'd agree with Boozelele there. I haven't tried the laminate koa, but have the Tenor Koa with the solid cedar top, and it has a beautiful tone. I've tried the concert size too, and it's just as nice.

07-27-2008, 08:40 PM


07-27-2008, 09:40 PM
When faced with a choice between a solid top or a laminate top, always go with the solid top.

07-27-2008, 10:16 PM
I recently bought the Cedar top for my 11yo son. I went with MGM's suggestion. He recommends the Cedar and I have to say I was very pleasantly supprised. It does have a nice sound and the cedar top projects really well. Also, I like to say that I am a Tenor uke guy and never considered a concert model till I played my sons one!