View Full Version : Looking for an entry level Uke.

10-19-2008, 05:03 PM
My budget is tight, and I'm looking at $50, but $75 is a max possible.
Suggest a site, or model, anything.

Toucan Mango
10-19-2008, 05:25 PM
Kala with upgraded strings, http://stores.ebay.com/Musicguymics-Room or http://stores.ebay.com/ukulele4u

10-19-2008, 08:31 PM
Suggest a site, or model, anything.
I suggest a search. In this forum, using the search button, and entering something like "budget ukulele / uke" or "beginner uke".

A bit easy for your first post.

10-19-2008, 08:33 PM
Toucan Mango got my first suggestion... but the other suggestion I have is a Ohana Pineapple soprano with upgraded strings. I got mine for a whopping price of $70.00. Sounds good, fun to play with, and easy to bring around.

10-19-2008, 08:56 PM
My budget is tight, and I'm looking at $50, but $75 is a max possible.
Suggest a site, or model, anything.

Welcome to the forum,
like what ukeninja suggested use the search function on the forum there are a bunch of threads concerning several brands and first uke purchases.

On the forum you'll notice that kala and lanikai are great beginner ukes at affordable prices and quality (i'm planning on purchasing a kala soon). If you check out musicguymic on ebay or MGM here in the forum you can give him a call or email, tell him your budget and he'll suggest or pick one out for you.

Also if you don't do online purchases or what not my advice is checking your local music shops. Purchasing instruments are the same as buying clothes and shoes you need to try them on for size. You may end up purchasing a uke cheaper than your budget and its the best for YOU.

My uke teacher told me once that ukes have a way of choosing its owners!!And I truly believe that its true for any instrument.

Goodluck on your search and let us know which one you purchase. Your first uke experience will be AWESOME!!

Fred Miu
10-19-2008, 11:58 PM
musicansfriend.com has cheap ones.

10-20-2008, 04:14 AM
See this thread (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6477) and this one (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6166) as well. There are several threads asking the same question. I checked MGM's listing of ukuleles under $100 and the count is 21 instruments starting at $36.95 . . . Also available are 11 starter packs ranging from $109.95 - $114.95 includes case, pitch pipe and chord/instructional book(s).

11-25-2008, 11:39 PM
Hi, I would suggest a Lanikai U 21 ukulele. I recently purchased a Hilo 2652 ukulele, and it was such a disappointment to me, that I sold it and used the money to purchase a Lanikai. I purchased mine on sale for $60 from Island Legends in Torrance, CA. Hope that helps!;)

12-05-2008, 05:45 AM
not many decent ukes you can get for under $75 dolloars, but a basic concert size by kala should be good pricing and decency.