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Dappleyard
08-08-2012, 01:31 AM
I recently received my beautiful bruce wei ukulele. It really is well built and holding up well however it is a tad on the heavy side therefore muffling it sound a bit
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none the less i love the idea of collecting more luthier ukuleles but at the same time i am a student of can not afford the big names , so can anyone recommend any other luthiers that make great sounding ukes for up to $250?
I Don't know if there will be many others but worth a punt :P

mm stan
08-08-2012, 02:04 AM
Congrats on your new BW....happy strummings...did you get a set up on it yet....

The Big Kahuna
08-08-2012, 02:04 AM
By describing Bruce Wei as a "luthier", you've probably alienated every custom builder on the forum ;)

Just sayin'

Dappleyard
08-08-2012, 02:22 AM
By describing Bruce Wei as a "luthier", you've probably alienated every custom builder on the forum ;)

Just sayin'

I'm still a newbie so lacked any other term ha

The Big Kahuna
08-08-2012, 02:50 AM
I'm still a newbie so lacked any other term ha

Heh, no worries. There are quite a few members on here who have bought BW Ukes and report that after a bit of setting up, they're great for the money.

Dappleyard
08-08-2012, 01:02 PM
Might I inquire as to how they changed the set up just out of interest :p

haole
08-08-2012, 01:54 PM
There aren't too many (good) luthier-built ukes out there for $250. Most in that range are hobbyist builders (which doesn't make them bad; just not in the same class as a custom builder). The $400 price point can get you an entry-level LoPrinzi from Hawaii Music Supply, which is a fantastic deal. Also look into Keli'i if you want something made in Hawaii.

gyosh
08-08-2012, 02:27 PM
I'm getting set to build my own uke (hobby) and I don't think I can purchase all the wood/ hardware and finishing supplies for too much under $250.00.