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    I hope you will like it.

    I have to admit that I never had one myself.
    Tried a tenor in a music shop once, which sounded good.
    And their soprano got a good review on GotaUkulele.

    Mostly suggested it because you quoted a price in Euros, so I imagined the idea of a European build ukulele might be something you were interested in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukkeli View Post
    Brόko ukulele ordered, thanx UkingViking. I rather support any other country than China when ever i can because everything is made in there these days... Not because of the quality.
    Congrats these are very intriguing instruments though I never played one. Anyone who believes in things like climate changes, human rights, labour rights, intellectual property, etc. should not pay money for Chinese products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin666 View Post
    Congrats these are very intriguing instruments though I never played one. Anyone who believes in things like climate changes, human rights, labour rights, intellectual property, etc. should not pay money for Chinese products.
    By that logic, I would argue we shouldn’t buy anything from anywhere, as these problems plague every nation. China doesn’t have a monopoly on these issues.

    I realize China produces a lot of things, and likely has a larger footprint than other countries due to population, but this kind of argument strikes me as throwing stones while living in a glass house. It is incumbent on all of us to curb our impact on the planet, and I will concede that cutting down on purchases is a great place to start.

    I also realize I’m not perfect, and have a long way to go in reducing my personal impact. And I don’t disagree that these are worthy things to strive for, and using the power of our wallets as consumers seems like the best/quickest way to influence change. Just get a little irked seeing the “pass the blame” game.

    Edit: sorry for hijacking the thread...I hope the OP will post a NUD of their new Brόko when it arrives!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukkeli View Post
    Hello, i am looking for concert ukulele under 250€ (300$) that has been produced somewhere else than in China. Any suggestions? Thanx
    Hi you could let us know which countries you would prefer for the manufacture of your ukulele. There are a number of European manufacturers - Flight, Ortega, Bruko, and there are additional Asian (non - Chinese) manufacturers which I don't think we're listed including Anuenue and Farida. Kiwaya is Japanese. You may also be able to find small Luthiers who could fit your price point.
    Good Luck with your search.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin666 View Post
    Congrats these are very intriguing instruments though I never played one. Anyone who believes in things like climate changes, human rights, labour rights, intellectual property, etc. should not pay money for Chinese products.
    If those are your concerns, put the US on your list too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YogiTom View Post
    For <$300?? Where do I get in line?!
    Quote Originally Posted by hoosierhiver View Post
    If those are your concerns, put the US on your list too.
    Right. Unless you know the manufacturer is actually involved in these abuses, then making a statement is fine but it will have zero impact on the offending government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hendulele View Post
    Right. Unless you know the manufacturer is actually involved in these abuses, then making a statement is fine but it will have zero impact on the offending government.
    Agreed, but again, very sorry to have hijacked this into a geopolitical discussion rather than a simple answer to the OP.
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    Right. I shouldn’t have weighed in, either. My apologies.

    Quote Originally Posted by YogiTom View Post
    Agreed, but again, very sorry to have hijacked this into a geopolitical discussion rather than a simple answer to the OP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keenonuke View Post
    Hi you could let us know which countries you would prefer for the manufacture of your ukulele. There are a number of European manufacturers - Flight, Ortega, Bruko, and there are additional Asian (non - Chinese) manufacturers which I don't think we're listed including Anuenue and Farida. Kiwaya is Japanese. You may also be able to find small Luthiers who could fit your price point.
    Good Luck with your search.
    Are Flight and Ortega ukuleles build in Europe?
    I can't find info about the actual production on their Web pages. It seems like Ortega shows of their guitar workshop in pictures, but I see no ukes in those pictures. Hence I am unsurden if they are made the same place.

    Anyway, I have both Chinese, USA and Romanian build ukuleles. I am not too picky.
    Ohana SK30M mahogany super-soprano, Cort UKEBWCOP Blackwood concert, Anuenue African Mahogany Tenor, Fluke Koa Tenor, Hora M1176 spruce Tenor

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    Bruko is a good choice - enjoy it. I have a maple soprano of theirs with Living Waters strings and really like it.
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