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Cheongukulele
06-30-2011, 09:56 AM
So I'm looking forward to buy my first ukulele, my budget is 60USD. Not sure if I could get a decent one and that's why i'm here for :p anyone :confused:

mm stan
06-30-2011, 11:11 AM
Oscar Schmidt OU2.... $59.00 mahogany laminate..concert

poptart
06-30-2011, 12:48 PM
Lanikai lu-21 it's okay for a starter uke but I would reccomend that you save up for atleast a $100 uke.

PhilUSAFRet
06-30-2011, 01:37 PM
Oscar Schmidt OU2.... $59.00 mahogany laminate..concert

With the Dolphins kind of spotty lately, I hear lots of great comments about the OU2. For $59 hard to beat, intonation usually pretty good. Built like a tank, great guarantee. Aquilas normally make them sing.

bornagainjeeper
06-30-2011, 07:18 PM
i'd also recommend the lanikai LU21...play lots they seem pretty solid and I'll second the notion that saving up 40 more dollars to get a Lanikai spruce top is the way to go...never is the change in quality as large as when you cross the 100 dollar mark...I know money doesn't grow on trees...(its made of cotton) but it REALLY is worth the extra investment...you'll be more likely to stick with a highquality uke...

kenikas
07-01-2011, 04:52 AM
Oscar Schmidt OU2.... $59.00 mahogany laminate..concert

In that price range I'd have to agree the OU2, although I haven't tried that particular model I have an OU2-P pineapple and for the money it's one of my favorites. I'd also suggest you try out the Makala ukes, nice sounding good players and around your price.

Skitzic
07-01-2011, 05:53 AM
I would touch base with Mim (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/member.php?19278-Mim). She's a very active member here and she would be able to hook you up with something nice!

Mim rocks!

gyre
07-01-2011, 07:32 AM
I'm happy with my Kala 15S. Under $100 and sounds & feels great!

Huna
07-01-2011, 01:57 PM
get a Makala Concert and be happy with it. If you want a soprano or pineapple you can get those in Makala too. Makalas are great!

mustacheukuleles
07-01-2011, 02:05 PM
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/folk-traditional-instruments/lanikai-lu-21c-concert-ukulele
I got this as my very first ukulele and it was so perfect for me. I was amazed at how good it sounded even when I had no knowledge about ukulele at all. The best part about it sounding so good was that it actually made me want to play it and I learned more each day I played it. i am not the best player in the world but i still suprise myself sometimes. If you would be interested in my uke i have been thinking of getting rid of it.

FlyedPiper
07-01-2011, 02:29 PM
My budget was around what you are looking at. I got a Makala. Looks and sounds great and an amazing value for a real musical instrument, not a toy.

Rockabilly
07-01-2011, 03:06 PM
Get a dolphin and a tuner and you'll be squared away.