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    Default Uke for around $200

    So this year for christmas i want this eleuke
    http://www.eleukeusa.com/item/eleuke...le-violet.html

    but was wondering if there was a better oone in that price range Thank you

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    Welcome to UU!

    You don't mention why you want the Eleuke. Do you want an electric/ non-acoustic uke so you can play quietly? Or are you open to standard ukuleles with acoustic sound box and maybe a pick-up installed. I think we need more info to be helpful. There are not that many pure electric choices... there is Risa, but I don't know if they have anything in that price range. Eleuke has the best selection in the electric ukulele department. Mahalo has a "Les Paul" ukulele http://ukulelehunt.com/2008/09/03/ma...kulele-review/
    There is also Stagg http://www.amazon.com/Stagg-Electric.../dp/B003ZUGDKS

    I don't have any of these, but if you check around, I know there was a thread about it a while ago.
    Hope that helps.
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    Last edited by Lori; 10-09-2010 at 06:39 PM.

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    Thank you i'm actuallyopen to anything i'd go with a non electric ukulele i just want the best sound for around $200. I just loved the look of that one

    i just want best soprano sound for 200 right now im playing a $30 Lanikai Lu-11

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    If you can see some ukuleles in person, at a music store or uke meeting, then you can hear the difference between different ukuleles. In your price range, the Kala http://www.kalaukulele.com/, Ohana http://www.ohana-music.com/, and Mainland http://www.mainlandukuleles.com/ brands would be the first places to look. If you are looking for a more acoustic sound, go with an acoustic ukulele. Electric ukes will sound more guitar-like, since much of the character of a smaller soundbox is removed when using built-in amplification. You can get acoustic ukuleles with the pick-up built in, so you get the option of both worlds, but they will cost a bit more. If you are attracted to the electric guitar look, then Eleuke and the others mentioned above might be the way to go (but you should check out reviews first).
    –Lori

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    thank you right now im looking at the Ohana SK-35G as a possibility Or Applause UAE20 any advice on these two or another choice thank you much
    Last edited by lordlogan; 10-10-2010 at 03:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordlogan View Post
    thank you right now im looking at the Ohana SK-35G as a possibility Or Applause UAE20 any advice on these two or another choice thank you much
    hi lord Logan out of those two I believe your better option would be the ohana have you been on mainlandukes. Com and looked at their soprano models? What were you planning to do with your uke in the long run? If gigging is a possibility definitely get a pickup now so it's set up correctly instore.
    Mainland mahogany tenor gloss now with mi-si acoustic trio pickup
    Kala Acacia tenor KA-ASAC-T with mi-si acoustic trio pickup
    Marshall AS50D for amplification kicks

    My EP Pathetic (but he's fun) is available on Itunes here http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/pat...ep/id490358088

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    thank you for the help every one but i decided upon a Kala Butterfly from MGM. I play mylanikai Lu-11 any where i can School, streets,home and im still no good but this Uke will be my christmas present and just for home. Thank you everyone

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    Is that the black and yellow one it's beautiful i saw it on kalas site congratulations
    Mainland mahogany tenor gloss now with mi-si acoustic trio pickup
    Kala Acacia tenor KA-ASAC-T with mi-si acoustic trio pickup
    Marshall AS50D for amplification kicks

    My EP Pathetic (but he's fun) is available on Itunes here http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/pat...ep/id490358088

    www.facebook.com/rae.uke
    www.youtube.com/raecarter82
    Follow me on Twitter! www.twitter.com/@hey_ukeguys

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    LL, enjoy your new ukulele and welcome to Ukulele Underground.
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