View Full Version : Can you guys help?

11-24-2008, 04:47 PM
Hey you guys I have a cheap-o $30 uke right now. It's sufficient and sounds ok. I bought it bc I didn't know how much I was going to LOVE the uke. Now I feel like I have enough love for the instrument to buy a more expensive one.

I'm thinking about getting myself a christmas gift (since i'm my own sugar daddy)

I was wondering if you guys could help me bc I really don't know too much about ukes... I'm thinking my price range is around $100ish.... I dont even know if that'll get me a good uke.

I mean I'm looking for a good one but not a REALLY good one, you know what I mean?

The one I have now doesn't sound right when I pick it or play certain notes... So basically I'm looking for a step up that sounds nice and clean..

Any suggestions??

11-24-2008, 05:00 PM
OHH i also wanted to ask - Is it possible for me to just get new strings to make it sound better?

11-24-2008, 05:08 PM
This post may be better in the "Beginner" section. Use the search function, this question is asked weekly. I don't own any $100 ukes but love my concert fluke as my beach uke. You may be able to find a used uke at a discount, perhaps a Kala.

11-24-2008, 05:57 PM
This is usually what my ukes consist of. A "Good" uke, but not a "really good" uke. haha

I would suggest a Kala (http://instruments.shop.ebay.com/items/Musical-Instruments__Kala-ukulele?_trkparms=66%253A2%257C65%253A15%257C39%25 3A1&_catref=1&_sacat=619&_sop=15&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_pgn=2) or Lanikai (http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Hohner-Lanikai-Concert-Ukulele-w-Pick-up-LU-21CE-BK_W0QQitemZ250320882401QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Defa ultDomain_0?hash=item250320882401&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A15%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318)

or a little more in the $150ish range, a Fluke (http://shop.ebay.com/items/_W0QQ_sopZ15?_nkw=fluke+ukulele&_sacat=0&_fromfsb=&_trksid=m270.l1313&_odkw=fluke+ukulele&_osacat=619) (or here (http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7269)) or Flea (http://instruments.shop.ebay.com/items/_W0QQ_sopZ15?_nkw=flea+ukulele&_sacat=619&_fromfsb=&_trksid=m270.l1313&_odkw=Kala+ukulele&_osacat=619). I think these are the best for a "good" uke haha I take my fluke around everywhere and don't have to worry about it getting beat up. It's really sturdy. It also gets a lot of attention because of their unique shapes and vibrant colors. As for strings, I recently bought a Flea from ukeguy510 and he had Medium Worth brown (i think?) strings on it and I really like them. The sound is loud (but not too loud like my Aquila strings) and just very nice, in my opinion.

Hope that helps somewhat. :)

11-25-2008, 01:47 AM
always check the sales section on the boards. right now there are a few concert flukes going for $150 (normally $230).

11-25-2008, 04:41 AM
Check the Market Place (http://www.fleamarketmusic.com/marketplace/default.asp) @ Flea Market Music also.

11-25-2008, 05:26 PM
Thanks to everyone who replied! You guys are great!

So I think I've been convinced to get a flea...

I've been browsing the web and I spotted a couple:

These are both $159 with free shipping:



I'm not sure if they're the same brand or not?

But any input would help!

I plan on buying one really soon, I'm really excited! =]

11-25-2008, 05:30 PM
Haha just thought I would share this too


Pretty cool....SORRY if it's a repost!