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    Default Best looking soprano and sound for a reasonable price

    Im looking for a soprano that blows me away visually. I know that sound should be the ultimate priority.... But I want to see something that gives me UAS. Standard sopranos usually only have 12 frets but extended fret sopranos would also be acceptable and preferable. Thanks!


    My price range is below 500$

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    In your price range, and given that appearance is your primary focus, I think the KA-ASAC-S Soprano ukulele is nice as is the Ohana SK-35G, although the latter is around $550.00 (almost in your range). Other nice looking ukuleles in the range are the Big Island KRP-SPF, Nalu Hokua, and the Kamoa 500-SV. Hope that helps.

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    Check out the UU marketplace. There's a Koaloha soprano that's up for $400. It may not have the extra frets and there are more visually stunning ukes out there, but I don't think anyone will disagree that they sound stunning!

    http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/fo...oprano-Ukulele
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    Quote Originally Posted by kirbo View Post
    Check out the UU marketplace. There's a Koaloha soprano that's up for $400. It may not have the extra frets and there are more visually stunning ukes out there, but I don't think anyone will disagree that they sound stunning!
    And at that price it's a steal!
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    This Pono Pro Classic Soprano, is Awesome!... $479

    http://www.theukulelesite.com/pono-m...oahu-case.html
    Getting better everyday with my Pono MHTSH Ukulele.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GKK View Post
    This Pono Pro Classic Soprano, is Awesome!... $479

    http://www.theukulelesite.com/pono-m...oahu-case.html
    if i were you id get this one i personally dont like how koalohas look but i know alot of people do so

    have fun

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    Talk to Mike at Uke Republic, Sailor Brand is 14 frets to the body, 19 overall. A basic soprano is $299, with the other $200, you could get some nice upgrades. He offers different bindings, ebony fretboard and bridge, your choice of top back and sides, pegheads, rosette options, and even get your name inlayed on the neck. I have a tenor 6 string from him and I couldn't be more pleased.
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    I agree the Pono option that GKK suggested is a lovely looking uke. I also agree with BIGDB in his assessment of the KoAloha ukes' appearance...I think it's the soundhole shape and the headstock that does it for me.

    Another possible option for you is Bruko...they will build you a custom uke for around 300 bucks in your choice of woods...mahogany, maple, walnut and a range of more rarely used woods. The adornments are generally subtle but very pretty

    here's a couple of longneck sopranos in stock right now that may interest you...

    walnut: http://www.brueko.de/shop/product_in...8c4vgngsrks2i2

    maple: http://www.brueko.de/shop/product_in...8c4vgngsrks2i2

    You can also get a nice Black Bear sop for less than $500, though it wouldn't be blinged out.

    Check the Elderly Instruments website too...

    here's a nice Kala, or maybe this Kamoa. So many choices for you! Whatever you decide, happy shopping!

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    Kiwaya KTS-4 . Great ukulele .

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