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paw123los
11-23-2008, 11:41 PM
What do you think about this one ?

http://www.teamintlco.com/Mahalo/ProductsShow.asp?ProductType_ID=3&ProductSubType_ID=35&ProductSub2Type_ID=89&Product_ID=284

I know that Mahalo is a cheap chinesse, but this one is a solid mahogany top and curly koa back and sides. It comes also with hard case.
I'm thinking about buying myself a soprano (yes - UAS in Easter Europe also exists :D) - and this one is avaiable in Poland (which is kind o weird - because it is almost impossible to buy here ukulele of better class then the cheapest 20-30$ mahalos).
What do you think ? Is it worth to try ?

For a better photo you can check here:
http://www.melmusic.com.au/shop/index.php?productID=10493

Lanark
11-24-2008, 01:59 AM
I don't know. Just the name Mahalo makes me suspicious that it's just going to be junk. Definitely laminate sides and back, which isn't necessarily bad for the price range, but if you figure nearly half of that price is accounting for the case then I'd start wondering.

(However, the limited edition part has me kind of wondering if this isn't them testing the waters and gauging interest for a line of actually playable instruments rather than brightly colored dust collectors...)

Personally though, I'd be inclined to pass and save the extra dough for something that I knew for sure would be playable and worth my time and money.