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    as mentioned in the other thread i started im looking to buy another uke, and its never to early to start looking.

    i played a Lanikai Flame Maple Soprano. It was really good, it sounded great both with tone and resonance. i was wondering what other ukuleles i should look at thats within the $200-350 (USD) price range thats something along the lines of the lanikai flame.

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    That's a big range. I think if you gave us more specifics it would help.

    Size and wood preference would be a good start.

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    If you're talking about sopranos, you could get a Kelii soprano made with solid koa within your budget. I believe all sizes of Koa Pili Koko fit within your budget as well, and they are all solid. I've tried those KPK ukes and they are well made and sound very nice.

    Man, I sound like a Kelii salesman (KPK is made by Kelii)...They do make some really high value stuff though.
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    if ur gonna pay that much u might as well look into a concert at least. i personaly HATE sopranos because of their weak sound and small

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    might wanna take a look at some of the stuff from Kala. I'm not just saying that cause they sponsor us. I think they have some quality stuff in the lower price ranges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoloheBoy View Post
    i personaly HATE sopranos because of their weak sound and small
    Weak sound? Dude, ya gotta stop playing the $20 plywood ones. My Glyph barks so good that I've played acoustically with three guitarists and had no trouble keeping up.

    And the National will blow the balls off of a charging rhino at 50 paces.*

    Weak sound. Feh!

    ("Real men play sopranos." -- Craig Robertson)

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    right now im looking at sopranos, im still not to sure on the wood type. There are only two good music stores that i can easily get to, and only one of them carries Lanikai's. The other just sells cheap 50$ ukes.

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    oh nevermind
    Last edited by deach; 05-07-2008 at 12:57 AM. Reason: everyone has their opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by h-drix View Post
    There are only two good music stores that i can easily get to, and only one of them carries Lanikai's.
    One of the local music stores here carries Lanikai ukes and they've always surprised me (in a good way) when I've given them a strum. IIRC their price point is pretty reasonable too.

    (Sorry if I offended anyone with the last post, especially you, Deach and Koloheboy. I realize the majority here want to shred away on tenors and it's all good but there's no reason to be hating on the standard sized uke. Look around on YouTube and you'll see a buttload of people doing great stuff on all sizes of uke. I guess the "weak sound" thing just hit one of my buttons.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howlin Hobbit View Post
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    (Sorry if I offended anyone with the last post, especially you, Deach and Koloheboy....
    No, I'm on your side. I gave up my tenor...

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