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U-30BU Painted Ukulele

by Mahalo

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  • Maple body
  • Painted fingerboard and bridge
  • Geared guitar-style tuners with black buttons
  • Bag included
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Product Description

Presenting the U-30BU 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!

Traditional Look
Distinctive Design
Classic Design

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.

Wood Selection

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.

Construction

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.

Attention to Detail
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!


Key Features
  • 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

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 7 x 2.2 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001SIUPU8
  • Item model number: U-30BU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,820 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 11, 2009

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This ukulele is great for beginners.
Richard
It is a great beginner's instrument and is very fun to learn and play on for the musically challenged.
librarygrrl
After this uke is comfy and well-adjusted, it produces a great sound and its very sturdy.
lnebird

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Joel Muller on July 10, 2011
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This gets 5 stars from me because of the price.

I'm a complete novice when it comes to the ukulele (I do own a left-handed guitar that I've barely learned to play). Even though the stringing of the ukulele isn't very intuitive, because its only four strings the chords are pretty easy to learn/play, and within an hour or so i was strumming out what sounded like actual songs. Pair this with a beginners ukulele book and you'll be able to own and play a musical instrument for around 30 bucks (I bought this ukulele for $19.99).

As for the quality of the ukulele, I'm probably not the best judge, but it's about what I expected for 20 dollars. I've had mine for about a week and have needed to tune it everyday before I started playing. I imagine once the strings stretch a little I will need to tune less and less. The one complaint I do have is that the fingerboard's black paint comes off on my fingers as I play. However I will say that I love the paint/color on the rest of the ukulele (I got blue, mainly so I could name mine "Blue-kulele"). It also comes with a fairly cheap travel bag which is better than nothing because as far as I can tell a bag wasn't included in the description.

Again for $20 you can't really go wrong with this whether you're looking to learn but not sure if you will commit, or if you're just looking for a toy to mess around with, but I would not recommend for an experienced player looking for quality.
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful By lnebird on October 10, 2010
This is a great uke to start out on. I would recommend ordering higher quality strings also, and restringing it. The strings that come with any instrument aren't very good. Once the strings are changed, you'll have to keep tuning it daily for a week until the strings stretch out and adjust. After this uke is comfy and well-adjusted, it produces a great sound and its very sturdy. A great buy!
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By R. Young on January 29, 2010
I actually got the black ukulele but they're all from the same company. This was my first ukulele ever and I kind of just bought it on a whim. Tuning was a pain (but this is the first time I have ever tuned a string instrument, so it's prolly just me) but the sound is great for just $25. The only real complaint I have is that your finger prints show up on the darker colors, but hey, it can't be perfect.
Great buy if you wanna find out if the ukulele is your thing!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Niels Bye Nielsen on February 13, 2012
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Is it a Ukulele? Well, at the very least, it's shaped like one.
Does it sound like a Ukulele? If all you do is strum the open strings, it could pass for one.
What if I intend to actually fret notes? Well, then my friend you're in trouble.
It is so poorly build, that most notes on the fretboard will "fret out", producing nothing but
a toneless buzzing sound. Most frets on all strings from fret 2 and up are pretty hopeless.

Maybe I got a lemon... Maybe I just bought a 20 dollars toy and simply shouldn't be expecting anything else.

If only it at least would have been the purple one...
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By AllenM on April 26, 2010
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This is my first ukulele, but of course I have seen many others that are probably more costly than this one. The wood is obviously cheaper, but overall it sounds exactly like a $100 ukulele. Looks nice, and stays in tune. It also comes with a bag! I would recommend this for anybody thinking about starting to play the guitar/ukulele. The price allows you to think otherwise after you see if your truly interested in playing those instruments. I personally found out that I really don't want to play the guitar, and i'm glad that I didn't spend $100 for a guitar that I could possibly give up.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jill from Iowa on May 31, 2011
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I purchased 12 of these ukuleles in various colors for my K-5 general music classroom. The arrived quickly and, for the price, were of good quality. I can allow my students to enjoy strumming away with out having a music teacher heart attack if they get bumped, scraped or dropped. After 3 weeks of playing, they were holding their tune fairly well and the kids were wanting to purchase their own ukes! Excellent value that provided students a wonderful opportunity for the price.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rob & T on June 29, 2011
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I bought this for myself just for fun and had it sent to the hotel where I'm staying at the beach. When it arrived, I was surprised with how plastic it looked, but it is painted maple. It looks like a toy. But plays like an instrument once you get it tuned. I had a hard time trying to tune it normally, but once trying a chromatic tuner (free ipad app) it wasn't hard to get it to sound good. After about an hour playing with it, I know three songs, and love how it sounds. Be ready to tune it many times like everyone said, but this is because the strings are nylon, not because the product is faulty. The Uke plays great, I can't wait to have it broken in. I am extremely satisfied with the quality of this instrument, especially for only costing $20! I would expect the same quality from a $60 Uke. They make a fun new instrument to learn, and at this price you don't have to worry about it getting in the hands of a child.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Katayama on May 25, 2011
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This is a great little Ukulele to get the kids started on. I am no expert by any means on any instrument. But for the price, and the enjoyment of having my 2 year old jam away on this was priceless. It actually sounds pretty good when I try to play it. But as others have mentioned, you will have to re-tune the strings when you receive it. As for the people with smart phones (Android), there is a digital tuner app that was free that I found. It worked great for tuning the Ukulele. I wouldn't even thing twice again to buy another one if this happens to break.
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