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    Default If you Had $1000, Take Two...

    Okay, so I've read the "What would you buy if you had $1000" thread. But here's a different take on the question. Would you buy only one really nice uke, or would you buy more than one? Right now I own one uke, a KoAloha Pineapple Sunday which I absolutely love. I just sold a KoAloha Tenor for reasons unknown, and I am looking to replace it. I probably should have never sold it, but it's gone none the less.

    I don't care for soprano sized ukes, but I am willing to maybe check out a concert size. The Pineapple Sunday is basically a Super Concert. And of course, I wouldn't mind another Tenor. So, I can buy one really nice uke, or I can spread the wealth a bit and buy two.

    What would you do?

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    id get a spruce top, and a couple kala koa ukes

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    I would buy a Pono, a Kala, and a Cajon (sp?) box drum

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    You already have a really nice uke, so I would go for more lower end stuff so that you can have more of a selection of instruments.

    I'd get a kala tenor with a pickup and a cajon and save the rest. I played a Kala with a pickup today, and it wasn't too bad for the price. As for the cajon, I would totally buy one for myself...but I'm not sure that I'm willing to spend 100+ dollars on a wood box.

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    i wouldn't buy one if i had to choose now, i would buy a nice tenor for about 500, another tenor for 300 and prob a concert of soprano for 200....

    1000 seems like a lot when it comes to me buying ukuleles... 3 ukes for 1k, i want 1k :P

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    I'd get a mandolin, a cajon, and possibly a djembe, depending on what all these cost. If I was going to get another ukulele, I'd want a solid tenor with a slotted headstock, and if it's going to be at least 1000 dollars it will need some fancy quirks to it; and custom dealers usually deal with that. Most are over 1000, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinchmips View Post
    and if it's going to be at least 1000 dollars it will need some fancy quirks to it; and custom dealers usually deal with that. Most are over 1000, no?
    I'd say that was a fair and accurate statement.
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    rt1965,

    Since you already had a KoAloha, getting anything mentioned above would be going backwards. You of all players should know what a quality `ukulele brings to the table.

    Kala, next to a Pineapple Sunday, I don't think so. Like it or not, you're now spoiled (in a good way). Playing a good `ukulele, and owning a good `ukulele, two entirely different animals.

    Get a nice solid factory instrument that you're going to play (you can only play one at a time anyway). $1K should get you there.

    Or, keep the $1K, save another $1K and then plan on your fancy quirks - adding a pickup already puts a retail KoAloha/Kamaka/G-string Tenor over $1K, and you still don't have a case, much less the ability to contemplate a Custom built for you (as opposed to what some may consider a custom just built).

    Just a different perspective, one that (based on owning a PS) you understand - Aaron
    Last edited by Kekani; 07-12-2008 at 10:56 PM.

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    I would either get a DaSilva custom, or a Kamaka. I highly doubt I would be able to keep $1000 long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kekani View Post
    rt1965,

    Since you already had a KoAloha, getting anything mentioned above would be going backwards. You of all players should know what a quality `ukulele brings to the table.

    Kala, next to a Pineapple Sunday, I don't think so. Like it or not, you're now spoiled (in a good way). Playing a good `ukulele, and owning a good `ukulele, two entirely different animals.

    Get a nice solid factory instrument that you're going to play (you can only play one at a time anyway). $1K should get you there.

    Or, keep the $1K, save another $1K and then plan on your fancy quirks - adding a pickup already puts a retail KoAloha/Kamaka/G-string Tenor over $1K, and you still don't have a case, much less the ability to contemplate a Custom built for you (as opposed to what some may consider a custom just built).

    Just a different perspective, one that (based on owning a PS) you understand - Aaron
    Yes Aaron, I do understand. Funny thing is that I realize I should have never sold the KoAloha Tenor. Big mistake. Oh well, worst case scenario, I replace it with another. I've got my eye on a couple of really nice tenors right now and I will soon decide. As far as trying out the concert size, I might just pick up one of those Koalanas from MGM. That way if I can't bond with the concert size, I'm not out too much doe.

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