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bchagnon
06-18-2012, 03:25 AM
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Looking for any recommendations for a 6-string tenor uke under $500.

A buddy of mine bought a 6-string Kala and I absolutely loved it and now I've gotta get one of my own.

I'd prefer to stay under $350, but would go up to $500 if I found the right one. I was looking for something other than Lanakai and Kala, but those seem to be the best options for that price range. Any input from anyone on the forum?

Thanks Everyone!
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haolejohn
06-18-2012, 03:54 AM
:anyone:
Looking for any recommendations for a 6-string tenor uke under $500.

A buddy of mine bought a 6-string Kala and I absolutely loved it and now I've gotta get one of my own.

I'd prefer to stay under $350, but would go up to $500 if I found the right one. I was looking for something other than Lanakai and Kala, but those seem to be the best options for that price range. Any input from anyone on the forum?

Thanks Everyone!
:anyone:

Closer to your max, but I'd recommend Mele. I've owned three of them.
www.meleukulele.com

osogris
06-18-2012, 04:04 AM
Ohana makes a six string tenor for about $300.00, not sure how that compares to the Kala, but overall Ohana's have a good reputation. Mele makes several six string ukuleles, and sound very nice. I have not had the chance to play either of these, though. The Mele is over $500.00, but you could look for a used one. I did get the chance to pay a six string KoAloha about a year ago, and was very impressed. I think it went for about $800.00, if you could find one of those used for about $500.00, I think you'd be very happy with it.

I am actually having a six string baritone made in Tijuana by a luthier named Luis Sevillano, and I am sure he could make a six string tenor for under $500.00 from whatever wood you want. I played one of his four string tenor ukuleles the other day and liked it a lot. But, he has no website, and you would basically have to work it out with him. I can get you his contact info if you are interested. I see you are in Mass., so not that convenient of an option, but still worth mentioning if you ever do get out to southern CA.

SailingUke
06-18-2012, 04:46 AM
For a new uke I would go with an Ohana.
If you can find a used "K" brand in your price range you will get more uke.
Six strings are not as popular as four strings so sometimes the prices on the used market are a surprise.

haolejohn
06-18-2012, 06:10 AM
I have always wanted to try a Kala six string. I've played a few of the lanikai ones and Oscar Schmidt ones with no success in liking them. I didn't know ohana made one. I did get to play an ohana 5 string the other day. Similar to 6 string. When it comes to 6 string I have to recommend quality. Don't know why but cheaper 6 strings sound like crap, while cheaper 8 strings were pretty decent.

nohoval_turrets
06-18-2012, 06:17 AM
Ohana 6-String Tenor TK-70-6 (http://www.ohana-music.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=29825)

I've never seen or played one though.