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SoundwaveUke
12-27-2008, 02:39 AM
So I've been playing for about a year and a half. I play casually, not everyday...but lately I've been really getting more into it. Right now, I pretty much have a toy. It's a $40 LeoLani black laquered Soprano Uke. It's tinny and horrible to tune. I need something better. I'm looking for a reliable half-way-decent sounding concert uke preferably under $90. Have one? Find one? Let me know of one? Please?

joezane
12-27-2008, 03:38 AM
i played a samick uk-60 for a while.
you can usually find it for under $70
it's a (maple?) laminate with geared tuners. not bad sounding for a cheap uke.
spend an extra $10 on some good strings and you'll have a very playable little concert uke for pretty cheap.

Bassukuguy
12-27-2008, 03:52 AM
for slightly more coin, you can get a Makala Concert

http://cgi.ebay.com/MAKALA-Concert-UKULELE-STARTER-PACK-aquilas-w-SETUP_W0QQitemZ250347502252QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_D efaultDomain_0?hash=item250347502252&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A4|65%3A15|39%3A1|240%3A1318

its a bit more expensive but MGM will become your best friend, and your worst enemy...

Kanaka916
12-28-2008, 12:12 PM
A spruce top concert was just posted (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8097) . . .

Uke Republic
01-15-2009, 06:36 AM
$95.00 Makala concert with gig bag and upgraded strings. New and can be yours!

elmapache
01-15-2009, 07:04 AM
In this price section Ukes from 'Hawaiian Ukulele Company' can be recommended.
They are pretty affordable for beginners. But I do not know, if you can order one online. Because their online store is crap:

http://www.thehawaiianukulelecompany.com/

I own a soprano, but I bought it locally. I think you get a concert for about 70-80 bucks.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3466/3199768096_47b114754f.jpg?v=0

cpatch
01-15-2009, 12:40 PM
You'll get much more for your money if you can find something secondhand. Obviously local is better but there's always the market place here or eBay if you're careful.