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Mahalo U-30 Painted Soprano Ukulele   (Open Box)
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Product# H02940
OVERVIEW

At this price you can buy several and color coordinate with all your Hawaiian shirts!

The Mahalo U-30 Painted Soprano Ukulele is available in a rainbow of colors - each comes with its own color-matched bag for easy and safe transportation to the beach or the weekly lesson. This quality ukulele features all-maple construction, ebonized fretboard and bridge, and smooth, accurate, nickel-plated guitar style tuners.

Includes a gig bag.

FEATURES
  • 8 colors to choose from
  • Smooth and accurate, nickel-plated guitar style tuners with plastic buttons
  • Complete maple construction
  • Ebonized fingerboard and bridge
  • Polished brass frets
  • Includes a gig bag

Join the crowds that have rediscovered this great traditional instrument.

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MahaloU-30 Painted Soprano Ukulele
 
4.3

(based on 79 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (25)
  • Consistent (18)
  • Well built / quality (17)
  • Long life (8)
  • Inexpensive (6)

Cons

  • Poor tone quality (7)
  • Not consistent (5)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (31)
  • Back-up (10)
  • Learning (4)
  • Messing around (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), Novice (21), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice product! Mahalo U-30 PAINTED SOPRANO UKULELE

I am a school music teacher and bought these to use with my classes. The kids loved the dolphin shaped tuners. I found them easy to tune, and the variety of colors was...Read complete review

I am a school music teacher and bought these to use with my classes. The kids loved the dolphin shaped tuners. I found them easy to tune, and the variety of colors was and is great fun! So many children these days want to be guitar players. These ukuleles are an affordable way to begin skill building that can be applied to guitars when the children are bigger - though my high school seniors loved them, too!
This is a bargain priced ukulele that does everything such a ukulele should do. After the nylon strings were stretched out by a week of constant tuning, they began to hold their pitches quite well. The brown ones had slightly better sound than the other ten colors.
I bought 22 of these ukes, 2 each of the eleven colors. They survived four weeks of elementary children from grade 1 - 6 in very good shape, even the ones that were dropped. They have a nice tone (especially the brown ones) and sound great.

I think the brown ones sounded better because a different sort of finish was used, rather than the very attractive looking glossy paint.
Like the ad says, at this price, you can buy more than one to coordinate with your outfit.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's still fun!

Right off the bat, I have to complain how much a nuisance this thing is to keep in tune. Even after a week of letting it settle and regularly pulling it back in...Read complete review

Right off the bat, I have to complain how much a nuisance this thing is to keep in tune. Even after a week of letting it settle and regularly pulling it back in tune, it would fall out of tune after about 5-10 minutes of playing, and noticeably so.

It's also got some problems with intonation. Many of the frets are poorly placed, so playing anything more than basic chords isn't recommended, as they will sound very off. Even some of the lower registers are very poorly intonated, and there's no way to adjust this short of getting the saddle/bridge off and placing it in a slightly better spot, which is more work than it's worth.

Negative things aside, the uke still has a pretty good sound. I've played ones more expensive as this that didn't sound as nice, and it's a very sturdy instrument.

Overall, it's a good ukelele if you aren't sure you want a ukelele yet, are a beginner, or just want one to screw around with. I wouldn't recommend using it for any serious work, such as recording or doing a gig. You -will- have to get over the constant re-tuning problems, but once you do, it's a very fun instrument to play, and it's something anyone can pick up.

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5.0

Lovely ukelele

By 

from Pasadena, CA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Mahalo U-30 Painted Soprano Ukulele:

    We just bought another Hawaiian ukelele while on vacation in Hawaii at 10 times the cost and I think the sound is comparable.

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    5.0

    Its my new baby

    By 

    from Philadelphia, PA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great for beginners
    • Very Pretty

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Mahalo U-30 Painted Soprano Ukulele:

      This is my first time playing an instrument of the string family and for me it was hard to tune so I'd recommend purchasing a tuner along with it. Playing this uke is fun.

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      4.0

      Great Buy

      By 

      from Dorrington,CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about Mahalo U-30 Painted Soprano Ukulele:

        Awesome deal for the price. I was very happy with my purchase.

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        4.0

        Great deal

        By 

        from Michigan

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Inexpensive But Well Made
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Beginner Instrument
          • High-quality Kids' Toy
          • Practicing

          Comments about Mahalo U-30 Painted Soprano Ukulele:

          Excellent quality for price, true pitch all the way up fretboard, attractive appearance. Inexpensive enough to give as a toy, but well made enough to play real music. The gig bag is a nice bonus (no padding, but good for keeping off dust/carrying the instrument). Allow time for strings to hold pitch: tune them up half a step above pitch, and retune several times a day for a few days. They will stretch and stay in tune.

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          4.0

          Great value

          By 

          from Winona

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Great For Beginner
          • Great Value For Price

          Cons

          • Falls Out Of Tune Easily

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Mahalo U-30 Painted Soprano Ukulele:

          This is a great beginning ukulele. Nice tone. Pretty color and loved the dolphin shape on back of tuning pegs. High value for the money.

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          4.0

          Great little campfire uke

          By 

          from Santa Monica, ca

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Mahalo U-30 Painted Soprano Ukulele:

            cool little uke for some camp fun. Cheap enough to use a few times and hand it over to someone else. Surprisingly good for what it is

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            5.0

            Nice product and great customer service

            By 

            from Boxborough, MA

            About Me Novice

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mahalo U-30 Painted Soprano Ukulele:

                  I ordered Ukulele on behalf on my daughter, soon got an email letting us know that the color we pick is out of order. I exchange email with Zachary Foster several times on exchanging for a similar product or the same product with a different color. Zachary answered my email very fast every time, and put our order on a second day shipping. We got that beautiful light blue Ukulele soon. Both my daughter and I are very happy with the product and want to say thank you to Zachary!

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Not bad at all.

                  By 

                  from Bangor, Maine

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • Plays Well

                  Cons

                  • Cheaper Strings

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Campfires
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Mahalo U-30 Painted Soprano Ukulele:

                  This is a fun little instrument. For the price I paid it's a pretty good value. The gig bag straight up sucks, but that's ok. There is no padding at all, it's just a vinyl cover. It's color matched to the uke which is kind of cute. It requires frequent tuning, even after the strings have broken in for a couple weeks. However, every time I pick up a guitar, the first thing I do is tune it so what's the difference? I guess I haven't played it for an hour straight to see if it goes way out of tune while playing, but it's tunability seems really reasonable to me. It seems like the people who complain about the cheap ukes not staying in tune just don't understand nylon strings and maybe don't have experience with other instruments. Tough to say, but as a veteran stringed instrument player, I say this thing is just fine for the money I spent, if you want to start exploring the world of ukulele.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great starter instrument

                  By 

                  from NW Wisconsin

                  Pros

                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Mahalo U-30 Painted Soprano Ukulele:

                    It is a practical way to see if a person is interested in learning to play the ukulele. I bought it as a gift for a three year old.

                    I play a guitar and see where this would be something fun and portable to take on long road trips in a car. I tuned it every day to get the strings stretched out and enjoyed how easy it was to play so I might be getting one for myself soon

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Purchased 9 ukes for Christmas

                    By 

                    from Cheyenne, Wyoming

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Mahalo U-30 Painted Soprano Ukulele:

                          Such fun gave 9 for grandchildren ages 6 - 20; we were all together & had them tuned for their first lesson. One of the fathers taught cords & their first song was by Taylor Swift -- they loved it. Had fun with it on facebook and the cost was so reasonable. We bought all colors. Good product - no problems other than this Grandma wants to play but arthritis prevents it.

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