View Full Version : wich ukulele for a beginner?

04-12-2013, 07:28 AM
Hi everybody, I have to buy my first ukulele but after some tour in internet and after many pages seen I am again too much confused.
My budget is not more of 50/60$ and after have seen many forums I decided to dismiss Makala dolphin.
I'm in the air: MahiMahi yellow, a Ohana or a Hanknn (nobody know) but if you are another advice is better.

sorry for my english :)

04-12-2013, 07:34 AM
I don't know anything about the MahiMahi or the Hanknn. Ohanas are good. If you can find a Ohana for that price, I would go with that.


Kayak Jim
04-12-2013, 08:00 AM
See this thread http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?69058-Info-Thread-Entry-Level-Ukuleles

04-12-2013, 03:50 PM
thank you for answers
anyway my budget is low
the hanknn is unknown but has a good price for me
this is the only video that I have found.


04-12-2013, 04:49 PM
Where do you live? Find a uke group and go play a few. Or come to Ukulele World Congress. Or tell MIM how much money you have and trust her, she will not steer you wrong.

04-13-2013, 12:43 AM
Don't be too quick to 'dismiss' the Makala
Dolphin! I own several 'better quality' ukes
than my Dolphin,but still carry it everywhere
with me.It's almost 'bomb proof',and a well set
up one is a good tool,for the price it cost!

04-13-2013, 04:42 AM
I live in Florence and yes I found someone that play uke but now there aren t here. Anyway after some ask, someone told me that this is a good mix price quality: http://www.mercatinodellukulele.it/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=ilvm_fly_admirable.tpl&product_id=1131&category_id=2&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1&lang=it for many people is better than Makalas for the sound but I wanted a pineapple but costs more.

04-16-2013, 05:42 AM
Can I ask why you dismissed the Dolphin, For the sort of money you have to spend you could get one, setup, with Aquilas and perhaps a songbook, and I stand by teh fact that for the money it's about as good as ukes get at that price point.

Well setup it has tons of volume and tone.

04-16-2013, 06:21 AM
The best-sounding inexpensive ukes I've played are the Ohana SK-10, the Makala MK-S (soprano) and MK-P (pineapple). Makala's ukes sound great to me---it's best if you can play one first (or have a friend play a few if you're new), since quality varies widely (I have played a couple with some issues).