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riceking
07-11-2014, 12:32 PM
Hello all,

I've been a lurker for quite a while and decided to pick up an 8-string tenor. Preferably around $100 or under shipped to California. If anyone has a used or refurbished one that would be great.

Cheers,
Eric

rbeetsme
07-11-2014, 01:34 PM
$100.00 8 string? Boy, good luck, hope you like it.

greenie44
07-11-2014, 03:09 PM
Eric -

It's not quite $100, but it's not much more. I have an Oscar Schmidt OU28T 8-string tenor that I got on sale from Best Buy (of all places!) last summer for around $120 new. I like it a lot - even sold my used 8-string Pono (for a lot more). Barablanca also has one and likes it too. Look around on the Web - I thought I saw one for $160. My only complaint is that I need to adjust the tuning every month or so, but it sounds pretty good.

strumsilly
07-11-2014, 03:34 PM
my Lanikai LU8 was cheap, and sounds great. the laminate top is very thin, so that baby is loud. Butthey are more than $100, you are going to probably have to spend more than 100 to get a decent 8

strumsilly
07-11-2014, 03:37 PM
but not too much more
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Oscar-Schmidt-OU28T-8-string-Tenor-Satin-Mahogany-Ukulele-with-Aquila-Strings-/281341528454?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4181430986

PhilUSAFRet
07-11-2014, 04:24 PM
but not too much more
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Oscar-Schmidt-OU28T-8-string-Tenor-Satin-Mahogany-Ukulele-with-Aquila-Strings-/281341528454?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4181430986

Have a listen! As much as you'll ever likely get for this price. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fedqp3kTN8g

riceking
07-11-2014, 04:32 PM
Ahh yes, the OU28T is currently my first pick. Was wondering if there were any better ones used that perhaps people wanted to get rid of. Does anyone have a string recommendation for the OU28T? I've also come across a thread talking about low frets on this model. Any thoughts?

Cheers,
Eric