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  • #17662
    marni11
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    Hey! I have a Soprano ukulele, and I am wanting to get a concert ukulele. I want one that sounds good. Any one have recomendations? I have looked at several, but could never make up my mind.

    #17663
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Check out Islander Ukulele, they are the sister brand of Kanile’a. Angelo has a tenor, great sounding ukes!

    #17664
    Andrew
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    #17665
    marni11
    Participant

    Thank you! It sounds like a great ukulele, but it seems to be out of stock. Will it be back in stock soon, do you know?

    #17666
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    No idea. Give ’em a call, they are good folks 🙂

    #17667
    marni11
    Participant

    Okay! I might look into that. Thanks!

    #17669
    biggoomba
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    Is there a certain price range that you are looking for? One ukulele that I found I really like was a Kala with a solid spruce stop. I ended up buying a clamp on tuner and then went to a local shop and tried out everything they had hanging on the wall – all of them were out of tune so thats why I brought my tuner along. I actually brought my old Ukulele along with me too (Kala Pacific Walnut – which is also a pretty decent uke) so I could compare. It was a challenge for me because I am left handed and all the ukes were strung for right handed players but after almost an hour of trying out about everything could get my hands on I ended up with a solid spruce top – sounded a lot better than the Pacific Walnut uke I had been using – it was a Tenor though and cost $240. I think a solid spruce top with mahogany sides Concert is about $160 or so. I am not a Kala nut but seems like all the shops around me only carry Kala so thats what I ended up with.

    I have to admit though – that Islander looks really nice. There is a guy on youtube who reviews a ton of ukes too – gotaukulele or something like that

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    #17671
    marni11
    Participant

    Thanks! I probably won’t want to spend more than 200. I’ll check out the Kala ones out too! My first ukulele was only $50.00. It sounds pretty good for the price, but I want to get a concert one. The one I have right now is Makala.

    #17673
    kanae926
    Participant

    Marni – the Concert size that Andrew mentioned is also going to be available soon at Uke Republic, but they currently have the Soprano size (20 frets) available now.

    Or, if you’re really set on a Concert size, you might look into the Mahogany version. If going for the Mahogany, they also have a turtle design version which I have been wanting myself. 😉

    Just a thought!

    #17674
    marni11
    Participant

    Kanae,
    Thanks for the suggestion! Those look really nice!! I will look into those too!

    #17675
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    The turtle is cool 🙂

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