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Mahalo U-30LB Painted Economy Soprano Ukulele (Light Blue)

by Mahalo

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Light Blue
  • Affordable, beautiful soprano-style ukulele
  • Body and neck constructed of maple and stained light blue
  • Maple fingerboard and bridge stained ebony black
  • Equipped with standard guitar-style tuners
  • Includes color-matching gigbag for storage and transport
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Mahalo U-30LB Painted Economy Soprano Ukulele (Light Blue) + Snark SN6 Clip-On Ukulele Tuner + Play Ukulele Today!: A Complete Guide to the Basics Level 1
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Product Details

Color: Light Blue
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 7 x 2.2 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001SN7R54
  • Item model number: U-30LB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (775 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,342 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 1, 2009

Product Description

Color: Light Blue

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!

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


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Sounds pretty good and great for learning.
heather
This takes especially long with nylon strings, so you will have to be re-tuning every few minutes for the first day or so, but they will settle and stay in tune.
john kakunes
This is GREAT for kids who want to try an instrument, or people who want to learn ukulele on a very cheap starter uke.
Elizabeth W.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

82 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Matthew B. Jones on January 30, 2013
Color Name: Brown Verified Purchase
I recently ordered this ukulele and 4 others while researching products for my senior adult choir at church as I wanted to give them a few options.

Okina UK100 Soprano Ukulele with Rosewood Fingerboard - Natural
Diamond Head DU-150 Ukulele, Natural
Mahalo U-30OR Painted Economy Soprano Ukulele (Orange)
Lanikai LU-11 Soprano Ukulele
Kala KA-15S Mahogany Soprano Ukulele

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.
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59 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Jorge Garnica on October 18, 2009
Color Name: Black
this ukulele is awesome! i own the purple one and i love it. At first it goes out of tune a lot but with time the tuning is just fine and it sounds really good. GREAT buy for a beginner! =]
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87 of 97 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth W. on May 12, 2010
Color Name: Light Blue Verified Purchase
This was the first uke I bought because I'd never played one before, but I really wanted to learn, so I opted for a cheapo one. I've owned it for a couple of months and I absolutely love it. I've named it my "blukulele".

Negative:
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.

Positive:
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!!
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Ezekiel W. Clark on July 16, 2010
Color Name: Green Verified Purchase
I ordered this uke because I decided I finally wanted one after playing my uncles ukulele for a while. This is a really good ukulele for really cheap. As far as the size goes, it's tiny because it's a Soprano ukulele, it has a brighter sound to it because of this and it's really neat. The other review on here states that the strings that come with the ukulele are plastic but they are actually clear nylon, which is what goes on a uke. The other review also states that the ukulele doesn't stay in tune and this is true at first, as with most ukes you have to keep tuning it for a while because it's new strings and they have to be broken in before they start to keep tune. I know this because as I stated, my uncle plays ukulele as well and he had the same problem at first and now it's fine.
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.
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47 of 53 people found the following review helpful By A Conrad on January 19, 2010
Color Name: Pink Verified Purchase
This is a review for the Mahalo U-30PK Painted Economy Soprano Ukulele (Pink).

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.
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