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Spectro
06-04-2013, 05:42 AM
Hi everyone,
it's not so long since i decided to buy ukulele. I fell in love with the happy sound it makes. I play guitar for few years and want to try something new and more portable. I'm torn between few ukes so I'd like to ask for your help. I'm leaning more towards getting tenor uke but concert should be also fine. The only problem is i have very limited choise of ukes where i live (slovakia). I want to spend up to 120-ish € on ukulele + around 20€ on bag.

Went to local shop and they recomended me german made MSA UK 30. Couldn't find a lot of info about it on web, and it took a while to even find something. http://www.engrosmusik.dk/en/ukulele/1125-msa-uk-30.html I'm not sure if i should go with this one, even when i know shop owners and they suggested it. It should cost around 90 €. It says it's tuned a d fis h. Is is problem to downtune to gc a or do i need new set of strings ?

I am also considering Lanikai S-T. Bit more expensive but still in my price range.

For the concert size ukuleles i can choose from Lag U77c and epiphone Les paul.

I can have it set up in the shop so some minor things can be fixed. What uke would be best to go with? Thanks a lot

7warriorlion
06-04-2013, 06:09 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaEZP-yI-Fg
My review of the Lanikai S-T ukulele review

Sounds good but I don't speak Dutch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aC2fuxv8V0
NAMM 2012 - Lag Ukuleles

Aldrine interviews the company owner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7odHc9-Iog
Epiphone Les Paul uke unbagging, sound test and review

Acoustic electric

Tootler
06-04-2013, 12:44 PM
You might consider Bruko ukuleles. The no. 5 & no. 6 sopranos would seem to fit your budget. Look on their website here: http://www.brueko.de/shop/index.php?language=en