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gal_danoch
10-30-2011, 06:17 AM
does that ukulele is good for beginners?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stagg-US10-Traditional-Soprano-Wooden-54cm-Ukulele-Black-Nylon-Carry-Case-/110764576785?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Sting_Instr uments&hash=item19ca155011#ht_3304wt_1038

Doc_J
10-30-2011, 06:32 AM
does that ukulele is good for beginners?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stagg-US10-Traditional-Soprano-Wooden-54cm-Ukulele-Black-Nylon-Carry-Case-/110764576785?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Sting_Instr uments&hash=item19ca155011#ht_3304wt_1038

Make sure that the setup is done properly and the intonation is decent. That makes all the difference in playability and enjoyment.

If you can afford a better quality one then get a Flea or a Fluke. That would be my recommendation to a beginner.

ukuhippo
10-30-2011, 06:47 AM
I'm no expert but from what I read on guitar-forums the first three letter of STAgg mean "Stay away from this brand".
If you want to start real cheap buy a Makala Dolphin (preferably from a company that does a setup) and change the strings.

dnewton2
10-30-2011, 06:55 AM
My first uke was a stagg. Still have it too. It should be fine for a first uke, depending on setup. In that price point you probably won't get anything amazing but it should get you hooked. You might want to change the strings depending on what comes on it.

ukuhippo
10-30-2011, 07:00 AM
I'm no expert but from what I read on guitar-forums the first three letter of STAgg mean "Stay away from this brand".
If you want to start real cheap buy a Makala Dolphin (preferably from a company that does a setup) and change the strings.

Getting back on my bold statement, and still stating firmly that I'm no expert: youtube has some videos of people playing that uke, doesn't sound to bad.

PhilUSAFRet
10-30-2011, 07:05 AM
Have you checked on the lower priced Ohana's? Kala's?

gal_danoch
10-30-2011, 07:11 AM
so i can buy this uke and just geta new strings?

gal_danoch
10-30-2011, 07:29 AM
and i check the Makala dolfin and its the same price so what is better?

dnewton2
10-30-2011, 08:22 AM
so i can buy this uke and just geta new strings?

Set up is very important but mine came with some not so good strings.

v30
10-30-2011, 08:29 AM
this is the first uke I bought and I hate to say it but it was horrid. It was a little better with aquila strings but still pretty bad. Ended up giving it away. My lanikai lu-21p is leaps and bounds better.

gal_danoch
10-30-2011, 08:34 AM
you can Recommend me ukulele for beginners in ~40$?

FlyedPiper
10-30-2011, 08:52 AM
you can Recommend me ukulele for beginners in ~40$?

http://www.theukulelesite.com/ukulelemarket/makala-mk-s-soprano-mahogany

There you go- $40.

Plus they do custom setups before the uke leaves the store. It will make the difference between a uke you want to play and a uke you want to throw out the window. I just called about this one yesterday actually, for the girlfriend. They are out right now but will get more in next week. I recommend getting aquila strings put on for the best starter uke you can get for that price IMO.

Next step up in price vs. payoff is the Flea IMO:

http://www.fleamarketmusic.com/store/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=166

They can be found for cheaper on ebay sometimes. I just got a concert size with aquila strings, bag and free shipping for $195. Sounds great and plays easy.

gal_danoch
10-30-2011, 09:47 AM
I dont live in the U.S the shipping is very expensive :/

ukuhippo
10-30-2011, 10:09 AM
Where are you from?

gal_danoch
10-30-2011, 11:10 AM
IM from Israel

ukuhippo
10-30-2011, 11:34 AM
Hmmmm, the posting fees could be a problem then. Maybe something of ebay, but like mentioned earlier in this thread by other people: a good setup is a must. Good luck!

gal_danoch
10-30-2011, 11:49 AM
how do i know if the setup is good?

ukuleleforbeginners
10-30-2011, 06:49 PM
I haven't played this ukulele, but if you are even remotely serious I think spending a little more money $80-$100 will get you something much better. I learned this the hard way! Cheap ukuleles take away the fun.

gal_danoch
10-31-2011, 12:52 AM
I haven't played this ukulele, but if you are even remotely serious I think spending a little more money $80-$100 will get you something much better. I learned this the hard way! Cheap ukuleles take away the fun.

so what do you think about this one?
http://www.theukulelesite.com/ukulelemarket/makala-mk-s-soprano-mahogany

Ambient Doughnut
10-31-2011, 01:52 AM
That Makala Soprano is probably the best low-priced ukulele you can get. In my opinion.

ukuleleforbeginners
10-31-2011, 03:30 AM
so what do you think about this one?
http://www.theukulelesite.com/ukulelemarket/makala-mk-s-soprano-mahogany

There seems to be a lot of good reviews for the Makala on the forum. That also looks like a pretty good price compared to the ones selling on Ebay. Especially when you get setup with it as well.

sugengshi
10-31-2011, 01:28 PM
That Makala Soprano is probably the best low-priced ukulele you can get. In my opinion.

I second this. I own a Makala Soprano (MK-S) with GHS strings. I just loved the sound. Personally I prefer this than the Dolphins. I think it justifies the slightly higher price.

ukuleleforbeginners
10-31-2011, 06:57 PM
Looks like this might be a good "beach" ukulele. Something that sounds decent, but at a price you don't have to worry about it getting damaged.