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# 138351 31-Dec-2013 11:47
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Hi all.

Kids got Ukes for Christmas and I just went out and bought one each for me and the wife...

Just wondering if anyone else has one here (I'd imagine there's a few) and whether you get good value out of them or if they have languished unused in a corner somewhere...

We have all got Makala Dolphin Bridge Ukes.
Universally stated as the best sub-$100 ukes you can get, but of course they only come in bright colours. No natural wood for these playful little things.

The one thing that was said many times in reviews was that these are not toys...unlike many other coloured ukes, these actually hold tune and have good tonal value...especially if the strings are swapped out for Aquila ones.

So...who's got ukes, who still plays and how often, what do you have and how long have you had it?





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  # 959558 31-Dec-2013 12:55
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This year's Chrissy pressie from our company included a ukulele. Unfortunately it has been painted and decorated with festive messages. Considering the number of employees in the company I don't expect it to be anything superb. Construction seems to be reasonable, the pegs are holding its place but the strings were utter rubbish. There's a Music Planet not far from our office so I will hunt down a set of nylgut to give it a fighting chance. I miss my guitar playing days and the idea of a ukulele is quite appealing.

I guess I know what your entire family will be doing this holidays ;)




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  # 959570 31-Dec-2013 13:29
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dpw:

I guess I know what your entire family will be doing this holidays ;)


ha ha...becoming the Partridge family, I guess...

Cool idea giving everyone a uke for Xmas...

The thing that appeals to me is the sheer playability and portability of a uke. I already know 3 chords and they're dead easy...I can't play more than 3 chords on a guitar!





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  # 960962 3-Jan-2014 22:07
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pink and blue ones, same as yours, for the kids for xmas. i tuned them up and they sound nice, but i cant really play them or the guitar. oldest (5 1/2) is in second year at school this year and i believe (hope) she'll get some lessons there. she can sing in tune which is a good sign :-)

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  # 960965 3-Jan-2014 22:19
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Got 2 real looking ones for 25 bucks each from oz. strings can't be tuned properly so ... Oh well .. Guitar it is ...




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  # 960970 3-Jan-2014 23:23
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I have two!

One now langusihes unused as I learn on the other.
My first was too cheap to hold its key despite new strings, and then wearing them in :( crap pegs I suspect

But I am loving my Kapono uke

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  # 961006 4-Jan-2014 09:09
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Handsomedan: Hi all.

Kids got Ukes for Christmas and I just went out and bought one each for me and the wife...

Just wondering if anyone else has one here (I'd imagine there's a few) and whether you get good value out of them or if they have languished unused in a corner somewhere...

We have all got Makala Dolphin Bridge Ukes.
Universally stated as the best sub-$100 ukes you can get, but of course they only come in bright colours. No natural wood for these playful little things.

The one thing that was said many times in reviews was that these are not toys...unlike many other coloured ukes, these actually hold tune and have good tonal value...especially if the strings are swapped out for Aquila ones.

So...who's got ukes, who still plays and how often, what do you have and how long have you had it?



Why would you want a guitar that was shrunk in the wash? And unless you are all highly skilled, your house must be reminiscent of Cacophonix playing in Asterix......!





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