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    My dude Kurt at Rondo seems to have gotten in some interesting low priced ukes. I think I am getting the black one. http://www.rondomusic.com/acoustics.html
    Kala KA-ASLAT - Worth CT
    Lanikai LQA-TCA - Worth CT
    Ohana CK-50GS - Worth BM
    Ohana CK-75GS - Worth BM
    1952 Harmony Soprano
    Luna TTN-MAH - Worth BT
    Eleuke FTCJ100 - Worth CT
    Makai TK-65 - Aquila
    Ohana SK-25Z - Worth CM

    Philippians 4:11

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    I tried those Gypse rose ukes in a store.
    Not particularly great instruments, though it could have been the tacky pink strings.
    They're PINK, but you might as well have strung your uke with chopped up plastic.

    I guess its the uke Barbie would use

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    I bought a $20 uke once. I plucked it a few times then put it away, forever, lol.

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    easy to restring. the real question is around intonation. ironically the lion red ukueles they were giving away at pubs here last year had really good intonation (well mine did)

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    Good uke tip: Practice more, buy less.

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    I've seen these only once before. On ebay and from a seller in Belgium for much more money. And even at that price I was considering because I was so amused by the pink strings and the star shaped tuning buttons. They also had a name on them other than "SX" and that was Mahalo.
    I might do this. But I still have the same question in my mind I had when I saw these online before: which color do I want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalmario View Post
    easy to restring. the real question is around intonation. ironically the lion red ukueles they were giving away at pubs here last year had really good intonation (well mine did)
    The sad thing is, when I was a kid coming from Horowhenua and rocking it with my uncles on the North Shore, Lion Red was the flavour of the day, and when you're a young fulla your first beer or two is a big deal. You wouldn't touch Lion Red with a ten foot barge pole these days, even if you were a leper! Those ukes still show up regularly on trademe too

    (as an aside, came back to Levin where Dad occasionally let me refine the taste further on DB Draught... high living! Look at me now, Monteiths Black and top shelf whiskey on a school night )

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    That purple one is pretty cool. Is that a sheet of stickers?
    Purple Makala Dolphin : Mahalo Camp Uke : Mainland Red Cedar Pineapple Porthos : Lanikai O8-E Honey : Mainland Red Cedar Soprano Panties : Ohana Sopranino Short Round : Islander Soprano : Mainland Mahogany Tenor Tank Jr : Kala KM-FMB : Makai PK-55 Inspiration : Vintage Blackstone Baritone : Bluegrass Cedar top Tenor : Zebrawood Fishuku


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    I think they're pasties, in that whole Gypsy Rose spirit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCMcGee View Post
    Good uke tip: Practice more, buy less.
    Ummm thanx for your input
    Kala KA-ASLAT - Worth CT
    Lanikai LQA-TCA - Worth CT
    Ohana CK-50GS - Worth BM
    Ohana CK-75GS - Worth BM
    1952 Harmony Soprano
    Luna TTN-MAH - Worth BT
    Eleuke FTCJ100 - Worth CT
    Makai TK-65 - Aquila
    Ohana SK-25Z - Worth CM

    Philippians 4:11

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