Good Day today, day 6. Got to play some concerts at C&M. Here’s my top 3.
KALA KA-EBY-C Nice but the sound was just OK. I rate it as B-
Penguin PGUK 990C. This was sounded good. I rated it a B+
Fender Grace Van concert. Did not have an id#. It also has a Fishman System pick up. I also found it heavier than any other I’ve tried. It also had all the string nuts on the same side of the neck. But I really liked it. i gave it an A.
Wow. I’ve always passed over Andrew’s lesson ’cause I never heard of it or that little girl who is fantastic. I guess she has made it big since then with her own Fender. I could never sing that one because I can’t (at least now) strum and sing at the same time. Actually, I not good at all with keeping up a continuous strum pattern. So do I have your blessing to go buy it?
@rickeymike – you also chose really beautiful instruments from Uke Republic.
FYI only – a banjolele is a fun choice as an EXTRA instrument. It isn’t suitable for a lot of what we learn, which requires delicacy and grace. A banjolele is for plunky hoe-down fun. (Get one too… 😀 )
I would recommend the Ohana CK-260G above the Kala. Both are excellent instruments, but from all that I have read: Ohana makes great quality instruments for a better price, and their workmanship is very, very good. Both are solid wood, so will have a different sound.
The Fender is a laminate, but good laminates are good. It looks lovely, and you will look like a RockStar.
Just make sure you do get it set up.
Can’t wait to see your final choice.