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    Why just the big island?

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    cause that's where i went for my vacation. i knew i wasn't gonna go to any other islands

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    If you want cheap, I'd advise against going for a hawaiian built one, always seem to charge a "Hawaii tax" for being built on the island. You can get a similar quality uke built in mainland America for cheaper

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    I can understand why you want a Hawaiian uke, but I live in FL and I think I'd have to visit the LoPrinzis in Tampa. Great ukes for the money, custom work available.

    http://www.augustinoloprinzi.com/prod03.htm
    Soooooo many ukes, sooooooo little time

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    Be sure to check out Jay Lichty's site. You could get a marvelous custom uke in the price range you quote.

    This is a current crop of already built ukes, but look at the custom build options to see what you might get:

    http://lichtyguitars.com/for-sale/

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    Take a look at

    http://kepasaukulele.com/

    Kevin does very nice work at a reasonable cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nixon View Post
    If you want cheap, I'd advise against going for a hawaiian built one, always seem to charge a "Hawaii tax" for being built on the island. You can get a similar quality uke built in mainland America for cheaper
    What "Hawaii Tax" are you referring to and what % is being charged?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanaka916 View Post
    What "Hawaii Tax" are you referring to and what % is being charged?
    I always thought it was the paradise tax

    Look into Vento ukuleles.

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    By Hawaii tax i mean you seem to pay more for a similar quality uke because they're from Hawaii.

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