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Thread: 1st Proper uke: two provisional options

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    Solid mahogany is almost always recommended over any kind of laminate for a first uke. Either one of those is a good choice!

    But hey, some folks like Flukes even better. Take one for a test drive! There's nothing wrong with having a Fluke for a first, second, or even tenth uke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haole View Post
    Solid mahogany is almost always recommended over any kind of laminate for a first uke. Either one of those is a good choice!

    But hey, some folks like Flukes even better. Take one for a test drive! There's nothing wrong with having a Fluke for a first, second, or even tenth uke.
    I couldn't ever get over the look of the fluke I'm afraid, they're so ugly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by upskydowncloud View Post
    One thing I'd say is that if you import a uke into the UK customs will automatically add 17.5% on for VAT which makes importing one rather expensive!
    yeah, that's why I can't order from ebay or the states in general... : /

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    Huzzah! I have just purchased the Pono mahogany concert.

    Cannot wait till it arrives and will post pics and such when it does.

    Thanks once again for all the help!

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    good deal, post pics when it comes in. I'm looking to upgrade my LU21C to a PONO in the next couple months

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    Here a link to some stuff in Ireland: http://ukulele-ireland.blogspot.com/ If you haven't joined ukulelecosmos yet, then you'll find more on there. Good strummin'!

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    Huzzah! It arrived yesterday!

    It's a beautiful instrument from the headstock right down to the body and it sounds lovely. I'm really glad I went for the solid wood; the whole thing just sings in a nice, mellow tone. Nice case too!

    Here are some quick snaps (a bit saturated, mind; the actual colour of the grain is much browner:






    Edit: You can see better photos here ... THere was a nice light coming through my window today :P

    Thanks for all the help!
    Last edited by Mark S; 09-26-2008 at 05:26 AM.

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    Congratulations it looks really good! You'll have to record something for us and let us hear it. I hope you'll enjoy it, I'm sure you will.

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    Purty!

    I like it. Congrats!

    JJ

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    Eagle Music in England carries alot of ukes.

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