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U-30LB Painted Ukulele
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- Maple body
- Painted fingerboard and bridge
- Geared guitar-style tuners with black buttons
- Bag included
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Presenting the U-30LB Student Painted Ukulele by Mahalo
Now Mahalo Ukuleles are available in a rainbow of colors—each comes with it's own color-matched bag for easy and safe transportation to the Beach or the weekly lesson. With 8 colors to choose from there’s something for everyone!
Making its first major appearance in the USA at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Fair in San Francisco, the ukulele continues to delight and attract fans of every age, gender and skill level. Little has changed in the design of these diminutive tonal powerhouses; which is a testament to the design perfection achieved right from the start. The most popular and often the most affordable shape continues to be the soprano size. It’s easy to carry, has that traditional sound and can be remarkably affordable, too.
The Mahalo Painted Uke Series was designed to be affordable without sacrificing tonal quality or playability. To accomplish this, maple was chosen for the construction of these fine instruments and results in a crisp, bright edge to the characteristic warm, airy island sound that is most familiar to all.
Normally, affordable ukuleles are often perceived to be more “toy-like,” than taken seriously as a genuine musical instrument. With Mahalo Painted Ukes, you can be sure that each instrument is constructed with the same attention to detail the one might expect in more costly instruments. From all angles, the construction is clean, and the fit and finish will exceed expectation.
Features and Fittings
The Painted Series is available in a complete rainbow of colors to assure mass appeal…each with an accompanying color-matched gig bag. The painted fingerboards have accurately spaced, smooth and polished frets, while the guitar-style, geared tuners are more accurate than planetary-style tuners; effectively taking the guesswork out of tuning.
U-30 Painted Ukuleles – Rainbow colors and an affordable price make these ukes a big hit!
Its no surprise that the ukulele is more popular than it has even been. Especially today when instruments are getting better and better, even at the most affordable end of the price spectrum. That means good news for any musician - young or old, novice or pro! Mahalo Painted ukuleles are the best choice in affordably priced and extremely well made soprano-sized instruments that are designed to sound great, play easy and most of all be affordable, too! Select from 11 fantastic colors – each with a matching gig bag, and it couldn’t be easier to learn how to play the ukulele today!
- Complete maple construction
- Ebonized fingerboard and bridge
- Polished brass frets
- Smooth and accurate, nickel-plated guitar style tuners with ABS buttons
- Color matched gig bag included
Color: Light Blue
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The Okina, Diamond Head and Mahalo were all under $30 at the time and within $2 price of each other. Of the three, I thought that the Mahalo was the best offering both visually and in terms of tone quality. The Okina had a poor sound quality even compared to my own 20- and 40-year-old ukuleles (which had the original strings). A string upgrade to Aquila strings helped significantly, but even then, the Okina still had a far worse sound quality at this price level.
The Diamond Head and Mahalo both sounded better even with the stock strings and each includes a very nice (for this price) little gig bag. Incidentally, what the Mahalo product description says is a "color-matching brown gigbag" ended up being black, but black is pretty standard gig bag color. The Mahalo has the most "island" look to my eyes and the best sound.Read more ›
Okay, this is a cheap uke, and it certainly looks like it. The frets are painted wood, not metal, the paint job is kinda sloppy. The strings are kinda too high off the fingerboard for my liking, but this is a minor problem. The gig-bag is basically useless. It's so thin with literally NO padding, so I really don't understand why they even give you one, unless it's just because of the novelty of it matching the paint job. I keep mine in the box it came in so it doesn't get damaged. It's just as easy to carry the uke around with you than to keep it in the gig bag. The only use I could see for it would be to keep water off, and it doesn't even seem fit to do that job well.
For its cheapness, this uke still sounds great, and it seems solid enough (good for kids who might be careless with it). Also, I was surprised by how well the strings hold tuning: after a few days, I rarely needed to tune it. This is something you can't see in the picture, but on the back of the head stock, the tuners are shaped like dolphins, I think that is absolutely adorable and fantastic!! This thing was so easy to play. All i had to do was print off chord charts and I'm a pro now! It's soo much fun too! This is GREAT for kids who want to try an instrument, or people who want to learn ukulele on a very cheap starter uke. The paint job just looks really cool, I mean who wouldn't love a powder blue uke! (The blue color is just slightly lighter than it looks in this picture. I will try to post a customer imaged).
Overall, I love this thing, it's so great. I'm contemplating getting another color just because I love all the options they have, maybe purple or orange.
Get this uke, you will be glad you did!!
In general this is a high quality ukulele, the only thing I would note is that you should buy a tuner with it so you can keep in tune when you play (obviously) and it is a smaller uke because it is a Soprano, but it is a good ukulele and I highly recommend it.
For the price ($30 shipped) it can't be beat. Free shipping via Amazon Prime. I got it for my 3yo daughter for christmas, and she loves it! I taught her the C-chord, and I play the G-chord... so we play the Moldy Peaches "Anyone else but you." It's a great little starter musical instrument, and a great beater uke that I don't mind getting a bit banged up.
I was surprised that the frets were level and the neck was straight (well, good enough for a cheap uke). The strings are some kind of cheap nylon. I changed the strings to nylguts, and they sound 1000x better... almost as good as my other laminate mahogany soprano (almost). The fretboard is painted black, so I don't know what kind of wood was used (I didn't expect ebony for this price). I also sanded down the nut and saddle because the action was a bit high, and now even I can play it without complaining too much. It has geared tuners, not friction pegs.
It even comes with a matching polyester "gig-bag." Now my mother wants one so she can play with her granddaughter. Overall, a decent play/starter uke and worth the $30.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great price. Beautifully painted a deep green. My son loves it. Must be tuned often (it doesnt hold for long).Published 3 months ago by Lisa Tran
Perfect instrument to start with! It will just make you wanna buy a really good ukulele as soon as you pick up how to play!Published 4 months ago by Jonathan Legault
My first Uke. Was great for the year I learned and now I have moved on. I got the basics down on this thing with little investment.Published 6 months ago by Jeffrey G.
I bought from one of the sellers and the description said that it was good with 5% cosmetic damage. I was expecting just maybe chipped paint or something but it was cracked at the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lara Brontë