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Leodhas
11-27-2011, 08:52 AM
I'm going to treat myself to a uke at christmas, nothing too expensive, just something interesting and a wee bit of fun, was even thinking of a novelty kala (but it doesn't have to be a novelty uke) an interesting sound is the most important thing, all suggestions welcome. Man I love new uke shopping.

(bare in mind i live in Scotland so nipping out to the uke store isn't an option, so it will be bought online)

cheers folks.

PS I'm not actually a fan of christmas, I can't tolerate forced frivolity so i won't be skipping round the house half cut sporting a tinsel necklace and santa hat, but the uke will at least brighten my day.

mr moonlight
11-27-2011, 09:14 AM
What sort of uke do you need to add to your arsenal and at what price? If you're going for something novel, go for a vintage plastic uke. They have their own unique sound and you can pick them up pretty cheap.

ricdoug
11-27-2011, 09:15 AM
Edinburgh:

http://www.rikkismusic.com/folk-instruments/Ukulele

Linlithgow, Bathgate, Livingston, Falkirk, Dunfermline, Alloa, Edinburgh, Cumbernauld, Airdrie, Coatbridge, Glasgow... All over!

http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?storeId=10001&catalogId=1500002901&langId=-1&searchTerms=UKULELE

Mouthy1
11-27-2011, 09:20 AM
Get a used flea or fluke. Maybe an ohana ck70rb. Fun and goog.

mds725
11-27-2011, 09:23 AM
Have you considered a Kala pocket uke (http://www.kalaukulele.com/Kala_Pocket_Uke.asp)? It may be more than you want to spend, and it's not for everybody, but it's interesting and a wee bit different. (Not me in the video, btw.) Uke Republic has them on its website (http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/kala-mahogany-pocket-ukulele).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUovAdVvpKg

PhilUSAFRet
11-27-2011, 10:36 AM
If you are wanting an inexpensive uke to buy locally, I've been hearing some decent comments about the Lags.

Chap
11-27-2011, 10:40 AM
Ohana Vita?

metricfuture
11-27-2011, 11:13 AM
Ohana Vita?

Yes, this.

wolfybau
11-27-2011, 11:46 AM
well you could opt for a song book instead

http://www.musicroom.com/se/ID_No/0419475/details.html?kbid=1070

or a nightmare before christmas

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/4/4326795_a764437e3f_z.jpg

but what you realy want is a poinsettia ukulele

http://www.frets.com/FRETSPages/Museum/Ukulele/Gibson/CustomUke/custuke.html

well mabee that is too expensive but you coudl always paint an inexpensive one.

of course getting 2 of them and giving one to a kid and painting with them is even better. ;)

Leodhas
11-27-2011, 12:17 PM
Edinburgh:

http://www.rikkismusic.com/folk-instruments/Ukulele

Linlithgow, Bathgate, Livingston, Falkirk, Dunfermline, Alloa, Edinburgh, Cumbernauld, Airdrie, Coatbridge, Glasgow... All over!

http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?storeId=10001&catalogId=1500002901&langId=-1&searchTerms=UKULELE

aye i know about that but the range isn't great, there's no place in the whole of Scotland with a good range

kaizersoza
11-27-2011, 12:27 PM
what about a luna tattoo pineapple soprano uke, they are different also well made come witha free gig bag and strung with aquilas strings all for £55.20 on amazon

wolfybau
11-27-2011, 12:55 PM
this one has flames :)

http://www.amazon.com/ALOHA-FLAME-BLACK-UKULELE-TROPICAL/dp/B000I8UUOK%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAJJUOSAQLILHBUXQQ %26tag%3Dhomepat-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165 953%26creativeASIN%3DB000I8UUOK

Lori
11-27-2011, 12:58 PM
I'm going to treat myself to a uke at christmas, nothing too expensive, just something interesting and a wee bit of fun, was even thinking of a novelty kala (but it doesn't have to be a novelty uke) an interesting sound is the most important thing, all suggestions welcome. Man I love new uke shopping.

(bare in mind i live in Scotland so nipping out to the uke store isn't an option, so it will be bought online)

cheers folks.

PS I'm not actually a fan of christmas, I can't tolerate forced frivolity so i won't be skipping round the house half cut sporting a tinsel necklace and santa hat, but the uke will at least brighten my day.

I like my Kala Kiwi very much. I like it better than the Ukadelics for sound. I use Worth Clear strings on mine.

A Flea or a Fluke would be a good choice as well. If you are looking for a different sound, a Firefly or other Banjo Uke might be fun.

Resonators can be interesting as well. Kind of like the banjo uke, but different.

A 6 or 8 string uke has a very interesting and full sound, different from the normal 4 string ukes.

–Lori

itsme
11-27-2011, 01:10 PM
A "novelty Kala"? Haven't seen anyone mention their thinlines yet. My thinline travel tenor is amazingly loud and bright, considering it's about half the thickness of a regular uke.

myrnaukelele
11-27-2011, 01:56 PM
Yeah~ I'm treating myself to a uke for Christmas too! I think I want a red fluke. I need a good beach uke (cause I'm going to Maui!)

australe
11-28-2011, 01:10 AM
I got a treat for Christmas, of course I'm horrible at waiting so it turned out to be an early gift. A lanikai LU-22CFM... I love it, they are also limited edition. FYI, the store I purchased at had 3 of them and all 3 looked completely different from one another. There must be a lot of variation in that flame maple.

fitncrafty
11-28-2011, 01:54 AM
I continuously eye the Kala ukuadelics in the local music store. Love the purple paisley however, I pick it up and realize that for the money, it doesn't sound that great. I like the sound of my $35 dolphin much better.

Good luck I hope that you find something great. I don't know what you are looking to spend but I think I used flea or fluke might be a great option... good luck!