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Menacer
07-13-2013, 11:45 PM
Hi all, I posted recently about getting a new ukulele in the region of around 75. I have however decided to put a lot more money towards my ukulele and would like to know which one you think is best out of the...

http://www.southernukulelestore.co.uk/Product/463/Ortega-Lizard-CC-Electro-Acoustic-Concert-Ukulele-Solid-Dao-wood

And the

http://www.southernukulelestore.co.uk/Product/0__dot__65/aNueNue-Papa-II-E-Concert-ElectroAcoustic-Ukulele-w-bag

Maybe you think that there are better ukuleles on page 7 and 8? Let me know guys!

Thanks,

Adam

we tigers
07-13-2013, 11:58 PM
If you're looking in the 200,- to 300,- region for a concert I would choose something else.
The Pono acacia concert
http://www.southernukulelestore.co.uk/Product/474/Pono-AC-All-Solid-Acacia-Concert-Ukulele

The Pono mahogany concert
http://www.southernukulelestore.co.uk/Product/0/Pono-MC-All-Solid-Mahogany-Concert-Ukulele

Or the Islander MSC-4
http://www.southernukulelestore.co.uk/Product/0__dot__356/Kanile-a-Islander-MSC-4-Concert-Ukulele-Solid-Mahogany

But it depends on what you want. Sound? Wood?

Menacer
07-14-2013, 03:09 AM
Was hoping for something electro but still has a good sound when not used with an amp? If you think I should not go electro then no problem?

we tigers
07-14-2013, 03:15 AM
Personally I don't like the sound of a uke coming through the pick-up. I prefer using a decent mic. With a mic you can hear the instrument a lot better. Dynamics, tonal variations, the sound of the wood.
But that's my opinion. I hope some other people will react so you can decide based on different advice.

Menacer
07-14-2013, 03:17 AM
Thanks we tigers I really appreciate your replies!

Menacer
07-14-2013, 04:11 AM
I want something that's sounds lovely on the ears and is easy to play.

PhilUSAFRet
07-14-2013, 06:58 AM
If the Pono is a little pricey, get the Islander. Can always add (or have added) a decent soundboard pickup without much trouble.

Menacer
07-14-2013, 07:10 AM
If the Pono is a little pricey, get the Islander. Can always add (or have added) a decent soundboard pickup without much trouble.

Hi I can afford the pono, now willing to spend up to 460 as I won't need the amp etc...

What would you get from that site within that range?

Menacer
07-14-2013, 12:08 PM
Thought I would let you all know that I have ordered the Pono MCD Deluxe Solid Mahogany Concert Ukulele

OldePhart
07-14-2013, 12:25 PM
Good choice. I have the MBD (baritone). The Pono ukes are quite good for the money.

John

kvehe
07-14-2013, 12:25 PM
Excellent choice!

malweth
07-14-2013, 01:08 PM
That's exactly the one I want. . . and the Deluxe mainly because it has glossy finish.

Hopefully next year.

Menacer
07-14-2013, 01:31 PM
Thanks for the replies folks, looks like I have made a good choice!

we tigers
07-14-2013, 01:32 PM
That's a beautiful uke, mate. Good choice, congrats!

Menacer
07-14-2013, 02:04 PM
That's a beautiful uke, mate. Good choice, congrats!

Thanks, you helped me choose, pono was never on my list before :)

PhilUSAFRet
07-14-2013, 02:36 PM
Thought I would let you all know that I have ordered the Pono MCD Deluxe Solid Mahogany Concert Ukulele

Good choice, great "bang for the buck". I have a Pono MCD-E and it's super. I have Ko'olau Alohi strings on it a like them a lot. Good balance of bright/sweet, etc.. Lot's of tonal possibilities with different strings.

Menacer
07-16-2013, 12:44 PM
Good choice, great "bang for the buck". I have a Pono MCD-E and it's super. I have Ko'olau Alohi strings on it a like them a lot. Good balance of bright/sweet, etc.. Lot's of tonal possibilities with different strings.

Thanks for your reply, I have currently put Aquila strings on which sound nice however I will have to give your recommendation a go at some point!

Thanks again,

Adam

we tigers
07-16-2013, 12:55 PM
I recommend putting on some fluorcabon strings on it like Worth Clear or the excellent Living Waters.
Completely changes the sound of your uke. I'm not a fan of Aquila's on a uke like this.

Have you got some pics to share?

Pondoro
07-16-2013, 12:56 PM
I have the Pono Concert, solid mahogany, glossy, with a factory-installed pickup. It sounds great and I really like it.