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zac987
06-01-2011, 07:32 AM
Martins are definitely not in my price range! Perhaps a Regal?

I have money, a Natural Flea and a '50s Harmony Soprano.

ukukimmy
06-01-2011, 08:52 AM
I'm a big fan of Jake Wildwood's stuff and he's got a great reputation. He had a 1925 Oscar Schmidt Tiple (http://antebelluminstruments.blogspot.com/2011/03/c1925-oscar-schmidt-tiple.html) up for sale a few months ago. You can email him and tell him what you're looking for and he might have something for you if not now, in the future.

zac987
06-01-2011, 12:42 PM
Very good idea! I'm a big fan of vintage instruments, so I follow his blog religiously lol.

PhilUSAFRet
06-01-2011, 01:11 PM
If you are checking ebay, will probably find more listed under ukuleles by people who don't know what they are then to search for tiple!

rbeetsme
06-01-2011, 03:20 PM
I've owned 5 or 6 tiples. Gretsch, Martins and Yasuma were decent. Regal was just ok. In my opinion, the Martins are the best. Keep an eye out for a T-15 or T-17, I had a sweet one that I bought cheap. But whatever you decide on, make sure the neck is straight, the bridge is secure and it's always helpful to play it if you can. You won't have to buy tiple strings either, do a little research, determine the gauge strings you want for each course and buy single strings of your favorite brand from www.juststrings.com.