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  1. Folks here have been very helpful to me so maybe...

    Folks here have been very helpful to me so maybe I can reciprocate by sharing some things that I have learned, although I am much more of a rookie than you are.

    The better players seem to base...
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    Interesting that Amazon US is showing 8 versions...

    Interesting that Amazon US is showing 8 versions of this model, and only one has free shipping.
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    Good to know -- thanks! It sounds like I'd be OK...

    Good to know -- thanks! It sounds like I'd be OK with the plastic fretboard and friction tuners. But, they are still pricey.



    Good info about the plastic components. And yes, probably...
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    Yes, when they caught my interest I browsed...

    Yes, when they caught my interest I browsed around here to see what others thought of them. Most seemed to say that the upgrade to the wood fretboard and the geared tuners were "must haves." As you...
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    Just a follow up in case anyone is interested...

    Just a follow up in case anyone is interested ......

    I still have some info coming in but am getting close to pulling the trigger and will post about what I end up buying.

    I really, really like...
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    OK thanks. I'm having trouble with her www page...

    OK thanks. I'm having trouble with her www page on my old iPad and I didn't see Makala. I'll look on a desktop computer.

    Thanks for all the additional advice! Those magicflute clips are great! ...
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    I Two is an interesting idea, and I've already...

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    Two is an interesting idea, and I've already experienced the Makala. But, I'm not seeing any recommended dealers that do setups (Mim, etc) as selling Makalas. Do you know of one?
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    Wow! Lots of good additional info! Thanks to...

    Wow! Lots of good additional info! Thanks to all!

    It seems that the answer to my original question re "price point" is between $100-200, and that pushing more towards $200 may be worth it in the...
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    Let me toss out one more question ...... I...

    Let me toss out one more question ......

    I read the article on the Wirecutter site about choosing a ukulele, and also read the thread here discussing it. Putting aside the Wirecutter's specific...
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    Well it sounds like another way to phrase what...

    Well it sounds like another way to phrase what you are saying is about $100 gets plenty of uke for a beginner, ie $100 is the "price point" I was asking about. Spending more once likes and dislikes...
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    Thanks for the info! The ukes in the class were...

    Thanks for the info! The ukes in the class were mahogany Makalas. I think the teacher said they were about $75.

    There is no local uke shop so anything I buy will be online. How does an online...
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    Question re beginner ukulele price point??

    Last week on a whim my wife and I attended a beginner ukulele class. The instructor passed out Makala concerts to everyone and we plunked away for an hour. It was a surprising amount of fun and we...
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