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    Default WTB Beginner Soprano For Grandson

    5 year old grandson birthday coming up soon and ready for his first uke. Something around $40 would be perfect. A Kala dolphin or similiar would be great. So if you have a used starter soprano not getting played.....Thanks
    Strum on, Mike
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    Where are you located?
    Covered Bridge Cedar/Myrtle Tenor
    KoAloha Longneck Soprano
    Concert Flea
    Mele Mahogany Tenor
    Mele Mahogany Concert Pineapple
    Mainland Mahogany Soprano
    50's Roy Smeck Soprano
    guitars, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica

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    The new plastic Kala ukes are like $50 new and I think you can get a blem bugsgear for $40 I'm not certain on shipping. If you wanted to go new and plastic.

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    Sam Ash has these for $39.99 with free shipping

    http://stores.ebay.com/Sam-Ash-Music...sid=1111655870

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    Quote Originally Posted by 39ford View Post
    Sam Ash has these for $39.99 with free shipping

    http://stores.ebay.com/Sam-Ash-Music...sid=1111655870
    There ya go! That's a good deal.
    Covered Bridge Cedar/Myrtle Tenor
    KoAloha Longneck Soprano
    Concert Flea
    Mele Mahogany Tenor
    Mele Mahogany Concert Pineapple
    Mainland Mahogany Soprano
    50's Roy Smeck Soprano
    guitars, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica

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    Would be interesting to see a comparison between the Shark/Dolphin and the Watermans!

    Order either from ukerepublic.com and they will make sure you have a good playable uke.
    http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product...kulele-w-setup
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    Concerts: Kanile'a K-2 CP - Living Water | Islander AC-4 - Living Water w/Fremont soloist low G | Waverly Street banjolele - Worth Browns
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    Thanks for all the replys! Was not familiar with the Waterman, but looks like perfect for what I'm looking for.

    Cheers, Mike
    Don Mo Resonator
    Ken Timms "O"
    OS Tenor OU240SWK
    70's Duke K
    Lehua Mahog Concert
    c.1920's Harmony Soprano

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    The waterman has very high action and is not adjustable. May be good enough considering his age, but thought you should know that. I returned mine.

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    Kala's KA-15s for $54 is arguably the best value I have found. I just bought one for a friend and was impressed when it arrived almost in tune and intonation was pretty darn good. String height at the nut was darn near perfect. Just a slight shave on the saddle at the first string shave would be only only tweak required. Other than that a totally solid little uke. It beats my little Harmony's I started with. The laser etched rosette deail was a nice touch.

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    Found a KA-15s for $39 and should be perfect for his first uke. Way better than my first. Thanks for the info Librainian!
    Don Mo Resonator
    Ken Timms "O"
    OS Tenor OU240SWK
    70's Duke K
    Lehua Mahog Concert
    c.1920's Harmony Soprano

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