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hybridnightmare
02-13-2008, 08:34 PM
alright so if some of you dont already know about my situation, i bought a tenor lanikai lu-21 i think. and it had a lame problem
check this tread out- http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=610

so i think ive given up on lanikai, i wanna buy something else, maybe a kala so i was wondering if anyone knew any good and decent tenor ukuleles with a budget of 250
thanks

NukeDOC
02-13-2008, 08:47 PM
free shipping on these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/KALA-KA-E-string-Mahogany-Tenor-Ukulele-w-pu-case_W0QQitemZ250204964484QQihZ015QQcategoryZ16224 QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262
http://cgi.ebay.com/KALA-MANGO-TENOR-UKULELE-W-CASE-PITCHPIPE-BOOK_W0QQitemZ250215746060QQihZ015QQcategoryZ16224 QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262
http://cgi.ebay.com/KALA-KOA-TENOR-UKULELE-W-CASE-TUNER-BOOK_W0QQitemZ250209946024QQihZ015QQcategoryZ16224 QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262
http://cgi.ebay.com/KALA-KA-STE-Sitka-spruceTenor-Ukulele-w-pu-case_W0QQitemZ330211539815QQihZ014QQcategoryZ16224 QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

keep in mind, that the mahogany, mango, and the koa ones are not solid top construction. but the tops do add something to the overall tone of the uke. personally i would go with either the mango or the spruce. i just love how the mango looks. but i would expect the truest sound to come from the solid sprucetop.

Ukulele_Junkie
02-13-2008, 08:49 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/KALA-KOA-TENOR-UKULELE-W-CASE-TUNER-BOOK_W0QQitemZ250209946024QQihZ015QQcategoryZ16224 QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQ_trksidZp1638.m118.l1247Q QcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting

How bout this?

Ukulele_Junkie
02-13-2008, 08:50 PM
free shipping on these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/KALA-KA-E-string-Mahogany-Tenor-Ukulele-w-pu-case_W0QQitemZ250204964484QQihZ015QQcategoryZ16224 QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262
http://cgi.ebay.com/KALA-MANGO-TENOR-UKULELE-W-CASE-PITCHPIPE-BOOK_W0QQitemZ250215746060QQihZ015QQcategoryZ16224 QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262
http://cgi.ebay.com/KALA-KOA-TENOR-UKULELE-W-CASE-TUNER-BOOK_W0QQitemZ250209946024QQihZ015QQcategoryZ16224 QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262
http://cgi.ebay.com/KALA-KA-STE-Sitka-spruceTenor-Ukulele-w-pu-case_W0QQitemZ330211539815QQihZ014QQcategoryZ16224 QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

keep in mind, that the mahogany, mango, and the koa ones are not solid top construction. but the tops do add something to the overall tone of the uke. personally i would go with either the mango or the spruce. i just love how the mango looks. but i would expect the truest sound to come from the solid sprucetop.

haha we posted the same link

mako
02-13-2008, 09:08 PM
Hi,

Check out the PONO PTO. It cost 400$ but it's really amazing for the price.
If you look for a solid mahogany ukulele that will last for years, thats the one.
I have a PONO and a KALA, bought are good but the PONO is simply perfect.

NukeDOC
02-13-2008, 09:21 PM
Hi,

Check out the PONO PTO. It cost 400$ but it's really amazing for the price.
If you look for a solid mahogany ukulele that will last for years, thats the one.
I have a PONO and a KALA, bought are good but the PONO is simply perfect.
i have a PTOC, and yes its a nice uke, but his budget is 250.

hybridnightmare
02-13-2008, 09:22 PM
free shipping on these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/KALA-KA-E-string-Mahogany-Tenor-Ukulele-w-pu-case_W0QQitemZ250204964484QQihZ015QQcategoryZ16224 QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262
http://cgi.ebay.com/KALA-MANGO-TENOR-UKULELE-W-CASE-PITCHPIPE-BOOK_W0QQitemZ250215746060QQihZ015QQcategoryZ16224 QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262
http://cgi.ebay.com/KALA-KOA-TENOR-UKULELE-W-CASE-TUNER-BOOK_W0QQitemZ250209946024QQihZ015QQcategoryZ16224 QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262
http://cgi.ebay.com/KALA-KA-STE-Sitka-spruceTenor-Ukulele-w-pu-case_W0QQitemZ330211539815QQihZ014QQcategoryZ16224 QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

keep in mind, that the mahogany, mango, and the koa ones are not solid top construction. but the tops do add something to the overall tone of the uke. personally i would go with either the mango or the spruce. i just love how the mango looks. but i would expect the truest sound to come from the solid sprucetop.

what do you mean by not solid top construction? what is that?

mako
02-13-2008, 09:25 PM
i have a PTOC, and yes its a nice uke, but his budget is 250.

The retail price on their site is 400$.
I had mine for 300$ ... guess you had a nice price !!!
Lucky you.

mako
02-13-2008, 09:27 PM
what do you mean by not solid top construction? what is that?

Solid mean real pieces of wood and not laminated wood (sheets of wood glued together). A solid construction sounds way better, more natural sound.... And the ukulele will last longer.

Howlie Boy
02-13-2008, 10:06 PM
just a thought but maybe that is why it was 100 dollars. because it was messed up. i just baught a lanikai concert and it was almost 200. everything on it is beautiful no blemishes anywhere. did you try to take it back???

Howlie Boy

hybridnightmare
02-14-2008, 07:04 AM
yeah at first i wanted to exchange it for a new one. but then they ran out. so i told the guy at the guitar store what was up and he said he would fix it for me. well when i left the nut was connected but when i tuned it it messed up again. the thing is it was a brand new lanikai tenor. it was still in the packaging so i dont think the would have know it was messed up. i still have store credit, but they dont have anything new in. i dont know if its because of the nut but the strings sometimes buzzs when i hold a chord down.
weird huh

im gonna try a tenor kala now, hopefully i have a better experience. BTW so does the spruce top sound better than a mango? because im between those tow right now.

NukeDOC
02-14-2008, 07:20 AM
BTW so does the spruce top sound better than a mango? because im between those tow right now.
"better" is subjective. see if you can find a spruce top uke at a local shop and compare it to any other uke that is not of solid top construction.

i used the word "true" instead of better, because you are actually hearing what spruce sounds like on the uke, as compared to the mango, which is just a laminate over who-knows-what kind of wood. i believe the laminate does have an effect on the overall tone, but it is not going to actually be the sound expected by a solid top.

whether you will prefer this sound or not, is up to you. there are times that i prefer the brighter sound of my solid spruce top. and there are times that i prefer the sound of my laminated koa.

hybridnightmare
02-14-2008, 07:41 AM
man decisions....

davoomac
02-14-2008, 10:47 AM
I have a Kala KTEC that I got from musicguymic on ebay. Mine cost 295 with free shipping and came with a free case, dvd, and pitchpipe. Its the koa one but i found out it isn't solid construction. I'm very pleased with it though. Its nice lookin, plays well and has a nice bright sound that projects decently.

I would probably buy that mango one that nuke linked to. I love the way mango looks and i've only heard good things about it.