View Full Version : Prelude Ukes?

05-25-2013, 04:36 PM
Clueless newbie here. Anyone hear of Prelude brand ukuleles? I picked up this little guy a couple weeks back at a thrift shop. From what I can tell it's a lower end model, but it does have a much brighter tone than my Lanikai LU-21. The strings I have on it are Martin fluorocarbon M600 .0191 - .0216. They look to be a bit thicker than the LU-21, so I'm not sure if that has anything to do with. Also the grain on the back and top (on the inside of the body) appears to be a different wood. The label reads: Prelude SU-15 created by V.M.I. made in Taiwan. Any thoughts? 5351953520535215352253525

05-26-2013, 10:03 AM
No love? :(

05-26-2013, 11:10 AM
Yes, the wood clearly comes from the laminate tree, often found in Asia.

If you like the sound, play and enjoy it!

05-27-2013, 03:03 PM
Thank you, sir. Play it I shall.

05-27-2013, 03:37 PM
You might try Aquila strings too at some point. I am often surprised at how good some of the "no name" ukes can sound after a bit of tweeking. Enjoy her!

05-29-2013, 11:46 AM
Thanks, uke552.

Can anyone tell me how the quality of these Martin strings compare to the Aquila?

05-29-2013, 11:54 AM
There are a number of members who favor Martin Strings and would not hesitate to recommend them. I don't think you'll go wrong with 'em.