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    Default Help buying a new uke!

    Hey, my name's brandon, i've been looking to get a new uke for some time now.

    I want a tenor, and right now I have a Mitchell Mu-100 Concert

    I was looking at the Kala Archtop, but the thing that kinda bothers me is the laminate.

    Any advice on a good tenor uke?

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    Default Hola From AbQ New Mexico

    http://www.mainlandukuleles.com/


    Mainland FOr Life







    Mainland Tenor Mahogany Gloss

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewMexicoDawG View Post
    http://www.mainlandukuleles.com/


    Mainland FOr Life







    Mainland Tenor Mahogany Gloss
    Mainland Mainland Mainland. That's all I can say. Love em. Best bang for your buck by a long shot, in my opinion. You can spend weeks beating yourself up about this decision or you could go ahead and order yourself a Mainland and have a new uke in the mail in just a couple days. Your choice

    Trust me, I've spent months deciding which tenor to go with. I've debated every K brand there is. I got a Mainland Honeybee a few weeks back and now I'm pretty much set on just saying "Screw the K brand, give me a Mainland!" For under $300, you have to be insane to not get at least ONE Mainland.

    Good Luck with your shopping!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pirate looks at 40 View Post
    Hey, my name's brandon, i've been looking to get a new uke for some time now.

    I want a tenor, and right now I have a Mitchell Mu-100 Concert

    I was looking at the Kala Archtop, but the thing that kinda bothers me is the laminate.

    Any advice on a good tenor uke?
    If price is no object go for a K brand. KoAloha, Kanile'a, Kamaka.. mainlands are pretty good too. If money is TRULY no object and you want something custom get a moore bettah

    If your budget is below $500 you can get a really good Kala.

    My 'ukuleles:
    • LU-21P Lanikai Soprano Pineapple
    • LFM-T Lanikai Flamed Maple Tenor
    • Lauren Baritone

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    Mid range Budget range:
    www.meleukulele.com
    or
    mainland

    High range:
    KoAloha
    Kamaka
    Kanilea

    Good luck!!!

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    I'm likin the look of the mainland, but i wanna hear the sounds of each one too, should i go with the red cedar, the mahogany, or the mango?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pirate looks at 40 View Post
    I'm likin the look of the mainland, but i wanna hear the sounds of each one too, should i go with the red cedar, the mahogany, or the mango?
    I'm wanting to know the same thing

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    My recommendation goes for Kala Acacia
    Toby Chennell JazzBox "Blanco" tenor ukulele, Bradford Donaldson Tenor, Sideways Eight Guanacaste Tenor, Makapili Koa Tenor, Makapil Hinoki top Tenor, Keith Ogata TUKA118 tenor, Kala travel soprano, Kala acacia tenor, Eleuke TC-100 tenor, Lanikai CK-TEQ, Dimavery baritone, Wim van der Leden tenor banjolele, GH&S 1927 soprano banjolele

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    There's a problem with me getting a mainland, and that is that they are too expensive =/

    I was taking a look at the Kala Mahogany and Flame Mahogany, anything on those?

    Those are both cheaper than the Mitchell Mu-100 that I have, are they a sort of downgrade in any way?
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