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Thread: What Uke to buy, already got a tenor uke

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    Default What Uke to buy, already got a tenor uke

    Hi everyone. Ive been playing the Ukulele for about 5 months now.

    I have a tenor Mahalo Ukulele and I am looking to buy another ukulele and i need some recommandation.

    I am going to use my Mahalo Ukulele to take on trips and beachs and things and I want another ukulele for studio, and use to play when im on stage etc.

    I was thinking about getting a baritone ukulele but not too sure about it.
    I don't have a price budget so I don't mind unless it is way too expensive.

    Could you please recommend me a good ukulele for me to get with a good clear sound.

    Thank You

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    I'm not trying to be difficult here, but perhaps the best thing is to go and try a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris667 View Post
    I'm not trying to be difficult here, but perhaps the best thing is to go and try a few.
    I totally agree with you. But the thing is I live in New Zealand, they don't have many good shops with good ukes... I might order online if I can't find any decent ones..

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    Hi alfn23

    What about another tenor. You can tune one to high-G and the other to low-G.

    Cheers
    Chief

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    That's a good suggestion; if you like tenors, the low g and high g are good options. I get into that issue all the time. I was tentatively going to do a concert for a high g and retune my tenor to low G, but I ended up with a different tenor and it's a low g. SO I am set on ukes.
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    If you're accustomed to playing tenor, There's no reason to step up in size just to perform. Most performers are playing tenors.

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    Islander solid mahogany concert with Southcoast medium strings.

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    Why not get a real ukulele ,............a soprano .

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    I would suggest either a vintage soprano or a nice stage-uke tenor of the best-that-I-can-afford variety. Keep an eye on the Marketplace here on UU and on Fleamarketmusic. In the moderately priced range you can't really go wrong with a Mainland, or an Ohana that's been set up by one of the dealers that post regularly on UU. One of the "Mikes" will certainly take care of you! ( MGM, Mike from Mainland, Mike from Uke Republic)
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    Quote Originally Posted by alfn23 View Post
    ...I want another ukulele for studio, and use to play when im on stage etc.
    Welcome to UU!

    Do you mean a recording studio? Do you perform on stage often? Amp'd/mic'd or acoustic only? A rough budget range would help. Below $500 or sub-$1000? "way too expensive" means very different things to different people.
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