Soiled Eduardo - My eldest is interested in ukelele. She saved up her money and bought her own. She had me take her to every music store in the area and tried out their ukes listening for the precise sound she was going for. She tried the Kala and Lanakai's, and while they had the traditional uke sound, they didn't satisfy her. She selected a full mahogony Luna. It is a beautiful to look at instrument and has a fantastic warm sound. Like all Luna's instruments, it appears to be well constructed. There was variation within the model, so she tried several of the model and picked the specific one that had the tone she wanted.
The strings are full nylon and do stretch. Ukes require frequent tuning. Buy her a tuner when you're buying. Erich Andreas, the guy from YourGuitarSage.com, has a ukelele e-book available on Amazon. I got that for my daughter as well, and a chord chart for her to learn how to finger the chords.
I agree with the tenor or concert ukes vs. the soprano uke.
While baritone ukes are interesting, I'd think at that point just buy a nylon strung guitar.
Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
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