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Started by Greg Nelson. Last reply by T Willi Dec 30, 2012.
Started by Jim Yates. Last reply by Janet Lenore Oct 14, 2012.
Mahalo, Kala, Fender and Martin are the brands available locally (or online) (Long and McQuade)
Check out the link below see the models I have to choose from.
Long & McQuade Ukeleles
What do you recommend as a good beginner ukelele? I have not yet made a purchase but want to add it to my ever growing list of stringed instruments. Like to keep my purchase under $100 unless that means you end up with a poor quality instrument. Is a soprano sized instrument the way to go.
That particular soundhole shape is the so-called "boca de raia" (rayfish mouth).
Many cavaquinhos made in Minho (North Portugal - cradle of cavaquinho) - but not all Portuguese cavaquinhos - feature that particular soundhole shape.
Maybe T Willi's instrument is made by Domingos Machado, at Tebosa, Braga
in the very homeland of cavaquinhos, ukes, and the like... if so, it is probably a high-class instrument.
I leave a link for a picture you may like to see...
I teach Ukulele and slack key guitar and we Use a book called DAILY UKULELE
BY JIM BELOFF this book is desined for ukulele songs and has pictures of all the chords at the top of each page Best of luck
I love the sound hole on that T Will.
It is also nice to see that Giannini is still in business. I had one in the 70s.
I have a builder in Michigan who makes cavaquinhos. Gary Zimnicki makes ukes and guitars as well, and does custom design.
Thank you, I really enjoyed the links. The instrument I am looking is Portuguese. I do not the maker but am excided to see it. This is the picture the seller put in his ad. I will post an update after I see it.
Here's a link to the "Tuning Options" page on the Etros Music website:
I'm joining this group just to ask - are you looking at/getting a Giannini?
Here's a pic:
and a link to the Giannini website:
this is to the Brazil Series page - they also have an all-solid-wood model:
and a link:
also, a link to the North American importer - Etros Music -
Have fun looking! I have a recently-purchased Giannini Craviola (Brazil Series), and I love it!
No, it is like the first four strings of a 5 string banjo. You can tune it any way you wish. Tenor is fine.
I am going this weekend to look at a cavaquinho. I've done a little research and Is it understand what the instrument is, but ... Does one tune and play it like a guitar?
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