FDP Home Page / FDP Forum / FAQ's

The FDP is made possible by the following companies and individual members like you.
Please use the links below to show them we value their sponsorship.



Antique Electronics Supply

Apex Tube Matching

Jensen Loudspeakers

Yellowjackets Tube Converters

WD Music

Amplified Parts

* God bless America and our men and women in uniform *

* Illegitimi non carborundum! *

If you benefit and learn from the FDP and enjoy our site, please help support us and become a Contributing Member or make a Donation today! The FDP counts on YOU to help keep the site going with an annual contribution. It's quick and easy with PayPal. Please do it TODAY!

Chris Greene, Host & Founder



Find musicians
in your area!
  Search the Forums  

FDP Forum / FDP Unplugged - Acoustic Instruments / My son wants a Ukulele for Christmas, Recommendations?

Contributing Member

South Jersey/USA

She turned me into a newt!....
Nov 8th, 2018 07:32 AM   Edit   Profile  

He has started to learn guitar and has expressed a desire for a Uke.

Any recommendations on decent brands that wont break the bank? What about size? Tenor? Alto?

What do you think?

Contributing Member

North Florida

A Friend of Bill W.
Nov 8th, 2018 08:30 AM   Edit   Profile  

Some really nice instruments out there. I like the Soprano, my first was a a Soprano uke I traded my Ashbory Bass for, it was the Flea by Flea Market Music, then I ordered a Concert, which is the next size up but discovered that I actually like the Soprano the best and sold it to my drummer. I still have the Flea and it is a nice playing instrument, not exactly cheap but a lot of beginners start off with them, many keep them even after they upgrade. I did.

Prices are all over the place, Kala and Luna have fair ukes under $100.00, the cheaper ones like the Kala UKADELIC series can be hard to play but work, they are 100% water prof, I take mine canoeing. I got mine for $35 and it’s more like a toy than a real uke.

Jeff will likely show up, he knows these instruments much better than I do.

All my early ukes needed repair and came from ebay, Some of those turned out very nice after I worked on them.

I made this one using a gourd

(This message was last edited by hushnel at 10:46 AM, Nov 8th, 2018)

Contributing Member

USA / Saint Paul, MN

Nov 16th, 2018 10:28 AM   Edit   Profile  

Musician's Friend runs a Stupid Deal of the Day every so often on a decent ukulele. That's how I got my Cordoba concert-sized Uke. I also bought a soprano-sized Uke for my wife locally from a music store here that carries a nice selection of Ukes. That one was a Makala, Kala's cheaper sister. Both of the Ukes were under $100. At that price level, I don't imagine there's a huge difference among the brands.

FDP Forum / FDP Unplugged - Acoustic Instruments / My son wants a Ukulele for Christmas, Recommendations?

Reply to this Topic
Display my email address             Lost your password?
Your Message:
Link Address (URL):
Link Title:

Moderators: Chris Greene  Iron Man  reverendrob  

FDP, LLC Privacy Policy: Your real name, username, and email
are held in confidence and not disclosed to any third parties, sold, or
used for anything other than FDP Forum registration unless you specifically authorize disclosure.

Internet Application Development

Copyright © 1999-2019 Fender Discussion Page, LLC   All Rights Reserved