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    Default Ukulele not-even-a-newbie here

    Hi everyone!
    Here I'm trying to collect enough courage to buy my first ukulele

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    Go for it!

    Lots of fun to be had........welcome aboard.
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

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    1). Spend $20, buy a toy that won’t stay in tune or sound good but you can plunk around and realize how easy it is to play. And ‘play’ is the definition of a $20.

    2). Spend $50, buy a low end entry level that will kind-a sort-a work and, in the future, you can use as a travel, beach, throw in the car trunk thing.

    3). Spend $100 to $150 and buy a nice entry level that will sound nice, play well and stay in tune. It will serve you well for years to come.

    4). Spend $200 to $350 and buy a good, well built ukulele that will definitely meet your needs for years to come. And you will consider how often to change strings and which $20 set of strings you should purchase.

    AND THEN consider finding a ukulele club in your area and jamming with them. Note, you can ‘join’ a ‘club’ or ‘play with’ a ‘group’. All how you want to consider it.

    Three easy chords
    C F G7
    Easy to learn, easy to play and with those, you can play hundreds of songs

    Welcome to an addiction. Tell us where in California you are and we can help you find a group and a great store that can help you purchase an instrument that is right for you

    Tracy
    15 years and 7 ukuleles purchased

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    Welcome to UU!

    Tracy has some good thoughts for you there. If you've got the time to read through some of Barry Maz's reviews you'll soon be aware of what to look out for when you get to play those first chords. If you don't have a choice but buying online you'll understand what sellers are talking about (if they are a specialist uke seller), or which brands are a safer bet if you have to buy from Amazon or EBay.
    Buying second hand is also a great option: possibly try before you buy and definitely cheaper.

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    Welcome! Don't be afraid to make a purchase. I have had a lot of fun because I "just tried one out."
    - Laura

    Martin, KoAloha, Brueko, Mele, Mainland, Outdoor, Kala, Enya, Harmony, Tempo, Globe, Vega, Silvertone, Kay, Luna, Vorson, Zither Heaven, First Act

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    Welcome Ashleyow! Go for it!!

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