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Mahalo U-30 Painted Soprano Ukulele  

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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 transportat...Read More

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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 74 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (21)
  • Consistent (16)
  • Well built / quality (16)
  • Long life (7)
  • Inexpensive (6)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practicing (26)
  • Back-up (8)
  • Learning (4)
  • Messing around (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (19), Experienced (18), 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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4.0

Great little campfire uke

By Jet

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 Pin

    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 Slapstyle

          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 Don

          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 Jeanne

            from Cheyenne, Wyoming

            About Me Novice

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              Cons

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                  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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                  5.0

                  A fine starter uke for grandaughter

                  By Prof. JSC

                  from Garden CIty, NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Nicely Made And Finished

                  Cons

                  • Could Use Better Strings

                  Best Uses

                  • Present For A Child

                  Comments about Mahalo U-30 Painted Soprano Ukulele:

                  Purchased as a starter instrument for my granddaughter. Pink is her favorite color and the uke comes in a pretty pink color.

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                  5.0

                  Affordable

                  By Don

                  from Montreal,CA

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Nice finish

                  Cons

                  • Not Consistent
                  • Requires Constant Tuning
                  • Requires Constant Tunning

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Mahalo U-30 Painted Soprano Ukulele:

                  I love how it looks, feels and sounds too. Very affordable if you're looking to give a starter ukulele to someone. One thing was noticeable is the constant tuning. It was also hard to tune it the first time. Overall, a great choice for beginners.

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                  2.0

                  Spend more, buy something better

                  By Josh

                  from McPherson, KS

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Not Consistent
                    • Poor Tone Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Mahalo U-30 Painted Soprano Ukulele:

                    Spend more money and buy a better quality instrument. For my purposes (classroom usage) it works fine, but isn't of high quality.

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                    5.0

                    Great exploratory instrument

                    By Mommyofarockstar

                    from minnesota

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                    • Great price
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • As A Toy

                      Comments about Mahalo U-30 Painted Soprano Ukulele:

                      My baby girl is two and loves this. It's a great, inexpensive way to get a kid interested in music, and she doesn't touch my guitar anymore.

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      A Really Nice Uke!

                      By Uncle Pete

                      from Floriduh

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Ask me a question

                      Pros

                      • Looks good
                      • Sounds great

                      Cons

                      • Hard To Choose Color

                      Best Uses

                      • Yacht

                      Comments about Mahalo U-30 Painted Soprano Ukulele:

                      An experienced Uke player; concert & tenors w/electronics for stage. Bought this beautiful white soprano for the beach & boat---gold tuning pegs with dolphin backs! After 3 frustrating days with slipping tuning...on Day #4 it stays in tune! Have a clip-on tuner handy! Nice mellow tone unlike many tinny sopranos. Lotsa fun on the cheap...easy to learn! Trust your Uncle pete!

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