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Thread: Do $2,000 ukes ALWAYS sound better than a $200 uke ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmgberg View Post
    OMG, you guys are cracking me up...
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    An interesting question, beautifully presented in large red letters. Unfortunately I have never seen a $2000 ukulele and don't know the answer to the question. I doubt many others here have actually seen one either. And the ones they have seen may well be worth so much because they are rare and collectible, rather than anything to do with sound, so they could well sound worse than a $200 model. We are lucky to live in a time when you don't need to spend $2000 to get a fine ukulele to play. You can find one for anywhere between $50 and $1500 to suit most players.
    In 2013 many people spend more that $2000 on their annual telephone bill or TV set or laptop or internet access, why do we keep getting this obsession with the cost of ukuleles, when good ukuleles are relatively so cheap? If you look at other instruments, the student models can start at $3000 and you have to learn a lot of music theory to play them.
    I would like to answer the question with a question, but I wont bother with the big red letters: "Please explain why you are so materialistic and focus on how much things cost, instead of how much they make another person's life better."

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackBearUkes View Post
    Since the word ALWAYS is used, the simple answer is no.
    What he said.

    And while most questions indicate some actual interest in gaining knowledge, I have to say that I don't understand the point of the OP's question at all.

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    YES! and NO!

    Depends.
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    Oscar Wilde's definition if a cynic: (At least, I think it's Oscar Wilde)

    Someone who knows the price if everything and the value if nothing.

    Sadly we live in a time when that too often applies.
    Geoff Walker

    I have several ukuleles in various sizes and am not planning on getting any more...

    at least, not yet.

    I also play some blowy things and a squeezy thing

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    Yes,

    you dont expect an answer, and I won't explain it to a troll.

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