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Old 03-14-2019, 08:45 PM
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... ...Second, real Uke players frown on using straps, but being a guitar player first, I prefer to use one. Beware though, many lower priced Ukes may not even have a tail block, so there is nothing to secure an end-pin to.
All the uke players in my group use straps when playing. An end pin isn't an absolute necessity. There are several types of uke straps that need no strap pins -- for example, the straps illustrated HERE.
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Thanks gary and bellgamin, appreciate the feedback. I will start looking soon and let you know...
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Hey, Arch, do you mind if I shirttail this? Rather than start another thread?

I want to get one for a 9 year old girl from church. While I'm at it I'm going to get one for myself and learn along with her. She was smitten w/my guitar yesterday and asked, "Maybe I can borrow my ukulele from school and you can teach me?" Like you said, how do you not encourage that? So I asked her mother if it would be alright I buy her one...

I was looking at the local GC's website to get a feel for cost...
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Hey, Arch, do you mind if I shirttail this? Rather than start another thread?

I want to get one for a 9 year old girl from church. While I'm at it I'm going to get one for myself and learn along with her. She was smitten w/my guitar yesterday and asked, "Maybe I can borrow my ukulele from school and you can teach me?" Like you said, how do you not encourage that? So I asked her mother if it would be alright I buy her one...

I was looking at the local GC's website to get a feel for cost...
For a 9 year old, you might consider something that plays well but which can handle abuse. I've played a few entry level ABS ukes, such as the Dolphin and the Kala Waterman... and own examples of both for some reason but I found the Flight TUS35 was quite superior both in tone and playability.
They are made in Eastern Europe, I believe, by the same company that makes Kremona instruments.
Here's a link to an online demo
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Old 03-18-2019, 12:52 PM
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I noticed someone mentioned GC. They have a concert sized Alvarez uke in Grateful Dead decals that plays well. Around $100. I have one of those but mostly play Hawaiian made. You might consider used. Pepe Romero makes a Grand Tenor uke with a wider neck that is easy to play but itís imported and the solid wood isnít cheap but the solid top and laminated sides and back is reasonable. Keep strumminí
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