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    Default Best price-quality Uku for beginers

    Looking for a best price quality for beginer, range 50/80 box, i saw zn Handel concert in as shop here, someone heard about?

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    Stick with a well known name, buy from a uke specialist if at all possible, as they will ensure it is set up properly.

    Some brand names to check out - Kala/Makala - Ohana - Baton Rouge - Mainland

    Edit: I see from your other post that you are in France, so check out The Southern Ukulele Store here in England.
    https://www.southernukulelestore.co.uk/

    Maybe one of these sopranos would suit you.
    https://www.southernukulelestore.co....sc&order=price

    Or maybe a concert, (which I consider to be a better starter size).
    https://www.southernukulelestore.co....ulele_size=702
    Last edited by Croaky Keith; 03-26-2020 at 09:19 AM.
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    Thanks i will

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    I'd send you to the Flight TUSL-35 (or any of the TUSL models), available throughout Europe from Music Room, I believe.
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    I would definitely recommend the Flight travel series as well, especially if you don't mind the plastic back and sides. At that $50 / 50€ price range, I'd say they are easily the best value for money. If you want a concert scale uke but are ok with a soprano body, the long neck travel sopranos are extremely good. You can get one from Thomann, for example, with a fair price. They don't do setups but you don't really need one with the Flight anyway.

    If you specifically want a concert body ukulele, I would try to stretch your budget to around 100€. I find that anything under that will just get you a bad concert uke. If you can afford that, I would look at the aforementioned Southern Ukulele Store and other UK dealers like World of Ukes and Uke Room, and brands like the ones mentioned before: Kala, Ohana, Baton Rouge, also Kai and the fully wooden Flight models. As I said earlier, if you buy from big music stores like Thomann you won't get a setup so you might get a uke not in very good shape. It's generally safer to buy from specialist uke shops. Unfortunately, I don't know any in France. There's a few in Germany that I know but they mostly sell more expensive ukes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dohle View Post
    I would definitely recommend the Flight travel series as well, especially if you don't mind the plastic back and sides. .....
    I agree these are great players and a terrific value!

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    4i saw some nice Harley Benton on thorens, what do you think about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by papilonaa View Post
    4i saw some nice Harley Benton on thorens, what do you think about?
    I remember seing some of these being overbuild - that is having too thick wood, so they dont play as well as they should.
    I would stay clear of those.
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    If you can find them in your country, Kiwaya and Famous make some really nice entry-level ukuleles. Price is a little higher than the Flight TUS, but sound quality is much nicer and the pricing is still targeted for beginners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by man0a View Post
    If you can find them in your country, Kiwaya and Famous make some really nice entry-level ukuleles. Price is a little higher than the Flight TUS, but sound quality is much nicer and the pricing is still targeted for beginners.
    They are still twice the OPs budget.
    Not that I wouldnt recommend setting the budget high enough for one :-)
    Look like the cheap ones are sold out here https://worldofukes.co.uk/concert-uk...oncert-ukulele

    Probably an entro level Kala or Ohana, a Makala MK or a flight would be a good choice. If looking for cheap stuff online, some people seem to have decent experience with Enya ukuleles. Of all those mentioned, I only ever tried the Makala myself in that price range. That was OK for a beginner.
    Last edited by UkingViking; 03-30-2020 at 11:15 AM.
    Ohana SK30M mahogany super-soprano, Cort UKEBWCOP Blackwood concert, Anuenue African Mahogany Tenor, Fluke Koa Tenor, Hora M1176 spruce Tenor

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