I fell in love and purchased a blue Makala Dolphin Bridge ($30) ukulele (made by Kala) from a Knoxville music store (Rik’s Guitar and Sound on Kingston Pike near Walker Springs.) The salesman, Bo Davis was super friendly and ran across the store and got me a “how to” book. It’s a great store even has a thermos of coffee available (my kind of store!) I quickly had the instrument re-strung with Aquila strings (Bo did it for me- it cost about $10.)
I soon decided I needed a “better” one and went to Broadway Sound and purchased a Kala entry level uke ($50) it was already strung with Aquila strings. Funny how often I choose the Makala over the the other– I just like the sound of the Makala.
I love both of these music stores- they both have really good customer services that I appreciate. Plus, the sales man at Broadway Sound came strolling through the store playing a pink uke– I just had to buy a uke from this guy!