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mthurman52
10-25-2011, 10:16 AM
Hey there again! So I'm going to pass on those harmony ukes because I feel like they won't be too much of an upgrade from the Makala. I have around $75 to spend on a uke and I was wondering which uke you guys think will be the best upgrade from the Makala for the money. I know I can always save more but I am really limited on time and have to have the uke within two weeks.

Hippie Dribble
10-25-2011, 10:48 AM
Honestly, you can't really make an 'upgrade' from what you've got with only $75. Stick with the Makala I reckon.

allanr
10-25-2011, 10:53 AM
If you are looking for a gift, the Kala Pineapple/Kiwi/Watermelon ukes are cute and sound quite nice - much more resonant than you'd expect. They go for just under a hundred, but that includes a gig-bag.

OldePhart
10-25-2011, 11:50 AM
Yeah, at $75 there really isn't a "best" make because all of the models in that price range are very variable in quality. So, you really have to pick and choose the individual uke rather than by the brand.

John

BadLands Bart
10-25-2011, 12:31 PM
To me in the $75 price range....it's Makala!

ukemunga
10-25-2011, 12:36 PM
If you can find one in time, a Kala-KA-SLNG is an awesome uke. I just received mine today. $85 including shipping.

Great sound from a gloss finish soprano body with a concert neck. Beautiful workmanship, easy to play neck and full resonant sound.

Oh yea, it comes with Aquilas.

But this comes from someone who has never experienced any uke that costs more than $100 or is not a laminate.

Uke Republic
10-25-2011, 02:26 PM
You might consider this Ohana http://ukerepublic.bigcartel.com/product/ohana-sk-15

Hippie Dribble
10-25-2011, 02:36 PM
You might consider this Ohana http://ukerepublic.bigcartel.com/product/ohana-sk-15

wow Mike, they look great! And at a great price too...

chindog
10-25-2011, 02:40 PM
You might consider this Ohana http://ukerepublic.bigcartel.com/product/ohana-sk-15

I bought one of those for my nephew for Christmas. I'm not sure if he's going to get it or not. I may get him a video game instead, and keep the uke.

PhilUSAFRet
10-25-2011, 03:08 PM
Not sure what size you want? See the $109 Koloa solid mahogany gloss soprano in the Marketplace, bone nut, saddle, Aquila strings I think.

patfia
10-25-2011, 03:49 PM
How about your Makai Pineapple, Mike? http://ukerepublic.bigcartel.com/product/makai-mahogany-series-pineapple

Uke Republic
10-25-2011, 03:58 PM
Thats a winner too.
How about your Makai Pineapple, Mike? http://ukerepublic.bigcartel.com/product/makai-mahogany-series-pineapple