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    Default Old, little talent, but lots of time.

    I had a guitar for about 20 years, but never could play it. A couple of months ago I tried a ukulele, and I discovered that the guitar was just too big. The uke is perfect. I bought a cheap one, and I practice every day, but I'm thinking of buying a better one, so that I have more motivation (money invested) to practice and be a better player.

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    Welcome to UU Adam
    Happy just to be a Newbie +, Penny

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    Welcome Adam, neighbor. I played guitar for almost 50 years before I started playing uke a little over 6 years ago. I'm so entrenched in it now, I gave away my guitars. Wanting another uke makes you fit right in here, but it's not really necessary, practice as you're doing is the key. In my first year, I went through 16, then I culled it down to to 4 (I've since gone up to 9). The $250 - $400 range will get you a very nice one, I would recommend the Kala solid cedar top with acacia koa body and paduck reddish binding, it gets great reviews.


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    Welcome Adam!

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    Welcome Adam. I suggest you look at used ukes or ones with blemishes. Ukerepublic.com usually have a few Ohanas and others with slight blemishes for a heck of a discount. Always a few good bargains in the Marketplace here. Just depends what you want to spend. Main thing is to ensure it has a proper setup.

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    Hi Adam. I'm pretty much the same as your thread title. After owning a couple of lesser priced ukuleles, I decided to go "all in" and bought a Kamaka HF3! My thinking was that the expensive ones seem to hold their price better than the others, and I also felt that I wanted to know/learn the sound that many others think is the classic Hawaiian sound. Its beautiful looks, tone, and ease of playing make practicing a joy. I know that many learn to play better than I ever will on a much less expensive instrument, but for me this was the right decision. Good luck on your search.

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