Arrived yesterday, just in time for Santa to gift it to me!
Still not sure how I was able to get it to Florida from Thomann cheaper than any US dealer.
Gold Tone has some decent stuff and has nice quality control too.
I actually started on the mandolin before the ukulele. I still mess around with it. Just past 2000 something I got one of those Asian Over the Top Inlaid instruments. It is a mandola. Boy, if looks could kill!! Griffins all over...
Unless she already plays, I would go for a tenor guitar or a baritone ukulele. The learning curve is not as steep. Its important to get the first three chords down right away or else the student will lose interest.
When I was about 8 or 9 I got a "Hondo" guitar for Christmas. Neck like a...
I've got a CD from the early 2000's by a band called Hulabilly. Its mostly standards but still gets a lot of play.
Locally there is a band called Big Pineapple that is worth checking out if you find yourself on the beach in Northeast Florida.
KohanMike is definitely the expert here on uke basses.
I'm not a big fan of the rubbery ones, I prefer something that feels a bit more traditional:
Is this going to be like that "what are your left hand fingers doing" thread?
Am I going to go home and find the uke sliding all around on my leg tonight?
Just a warning, if that happens, my pants are coming off.