View Full Version : Buying ukuleles for a ukulele club

07-28-2014, 06:17 AM
Wanted to know if there is a way to buy cheaper ukulele for a Uke club in a lower income area? Thanks. I'm trying to find 6-8 ukuleles of any kind.

07-28-2014, 06:34 AM
How much do you plan to spend on a ukulele? Usually the really cheap (but playable) uke are sold without proper setup. Are you comfortable with tweaking its setup?

07-28-2014, 08:28 AM
Most uke makers will only sell to licensed dealers. I suggest you contact CraftedCow about some Eddie Finn Minnows he can get you a deal on. They are fine beginner's ukes. Next is the 10 uke case of Rogues from Musician's Friend for $250 - if you want to "tweak" them.

07-28-2014, 09:05 AM
Try The Ukulele Site (formerly known as Hawaiian Music Supply). The people who work there can advise you on inexpensive ukuleles for beginners, and HMS sets up every ukulele it sells.

Here's a link to the website.

07-28-2014, 11:15 AM
Uke Republic sells Makala Dolphins and Sharks for $49.95 with setup, maybe he'll give you a bulk discount and a break on shipping. They are sturdy and play great!


07-28-2014, 01:12 PM
also check butler music on ebay. They have pallets of rejects which in some cases contain plenty of perfectly fine ukuleles. Very inexpensive good ukuleles.


07-29-2014, 06:42 PM
Thank you Phil for the endorsement. The Eddy Finn line of Minnows has been very successful for entry level (and up) ukuleles at a reasonable price. They come with a written warranty from the importer. I have yet to send one back. If you will send me a private message, or to thecraftedcow@comcast.net we can discuss off post just how much I am able to assist you in getting the best bang for your buck. I am a retired specialized education teacher who worked the last seven years in a district where English was the second language at school and not even spoken at home. This is far more than just another business "deal" There is a great deal of respect for what you want to do, and I would like to help make it happen for you. wdt

07-30-2014, 05:37 AM
I was able to get a discount deal through a local music store for this exact reason. Melodee Music helped me with a deal with Kala for their base model ukes. Not the dolphins but basically the same. I don't remember exactly how much is was. It was a couple of years ago but it's worth contacting Kala (: We got 25 ukes for the school and some Aquilla strings to change to.