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Thread: Decent 'cheap' uke as birthday gift.

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Belgium (you europe...)


    Well we ended up buying an oscar schmidt, I can't really remember what type, but it sounds awesome for a pretty low price. I did however change the strings to aquila's because I don't like the GHS strings. It is a concert size, but I think it's playable for a guitar player, I myself started on a soprano... So anyway, thanks folks!

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Apr 2010


    lanikai lu - 21! possibly too cheap though.

    Maybe a kala so

  3. #23


    I think Luna's 21" Tattoo Soprano pineapple ukulele,the design is primarily based on waves and sharks teeth which are also echoed as fret markers. I just love that and I think it is the best thing to give. I hope you will like it.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Honolulu, Hawaii 5min away from waikiki

    Default Oscar Schmidt ukulele

    Quote Originally Posted by TheWannabe90 View Post
    aloha to you all,
    one of my friends is celebrating his twentieth birthday in a few days. We have reason to believe he is quite interested in picking up a new instrument, next to the guitar. So what could possibly be better than the ukulele? Unfortunately we dont't have a lot of money to spend on it. So I hoped you could tell me what uke you would pick in the price range of 80-100$ ? Also, you think we should go for a soprano, concert or tenor?
    thanks a lot.
    Aloha TheWannabe90,
    Sorry for the late response, but i have two Oscars one solid Mohogany and a laminate Koa...Both
    concerts. The Koa one sounded pretty bad until I changed them to Aquills's but then it open up
    and now sounds pretty good. As for the Mahogany, I prefer the factory black strings as they work
    fine, It's a concert OU-2. Got them both from Musician friend.. Magogany solid ou-2, for 69.00
    plus shipping @$14.00 and the Koa laminate for $149.00, with aquilla strings@$10.00.
    I enjoy the mahogany the most and it is a daily player for me. Note, it doesn't sound good
    in the standard GCEA tuning, so I use an Adjusted dropped tuning and it sings...I hope
    this helps you out. I know your friend will get many many good years out of this instrument.
    Good Choice!! Keep Them Strings Vibrating!!!Ukuleles makes people happy.... Uke on!! MM Stan...

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