View Full Version : The Sopranos

03-26-2012, 04:08 AM
My first ukulele was a soprano, but after playing a few months I went into concerts and tenors. Now after a year and a half of playing concerts and tenors nonstop, I'm beginning to miss the sound of the soprano. Old or new, I'm up for anything between $50-$180. What do you guys think would be good for the price range? I'm somewhere in between being an intermediate-expert uke player, but I'm on a budget, ya know, being sixteen and working a part time job that only pays about $50-$70 a week. :)

03-26-2012, 04:20 AM
On the low end of your price range I like my Luna Tattoo Pineapple for a laminate. You could also try a solid mahogany BadAax. I got one and was suprised how it sounded for the price. Better than a dolphin if you ask me (just make sure to take the Aquilas off and put Martins on). Just a couple thoughts.

03-26-2012, 05:12 AM
Get an Islander by Kanile'a laminated soprano for $99 from HMS. I just played some Islanders in Oahu last week and I was floored by how great they are compared to their asking price.

03-26-2012, 07:53 AM
Kalas in the upper end of your price range typically sound really good and are playable. The lower end Makalas are nice, but I think a Kala is a significant upgrade from a Makala without a significant price jump. I haven't played an Islander yet, but I've heard nothing but good things about them.

03-26-2012, 07:58 AM
If you save up for one more week you could get an Ohana SK-38...a soprano which many people here have and adore.

03-26-2012, 03:37 PM
Mainland Mahogany (http://shop.mainlandukuleles.com/product.sc?productId=8&categoryId=3) is only $189! Your so close!

I just got my first Mainland an I love 'em!