It’s hard to find a fingerpicking songs online considering most of them all use six string instruments, I’m wondering if there’s anything you know of that just uses DGBe tuning that would be good to get started with :)
Hey /r/ukulele! After getting into the uke about a month ago, I've very quickly fallen in love with the instrument and I can't get enough of it! After cleaning the house and finding this generic, black painted ~ 8 year old ukulele that we got a long time ago and cost about $40, I decided it sounded cool and started learning on it. I love it a bunch and it's gotten me hooked, though it's not too good of a Ukulele and has a pretty bad "lunchboxy" sound that I'm starting to dislike a lot. I didn't notice until I played my girlfriend's uke who has an Amahi c440 which looks pretty nice and sounds a lot better to me.
So, naturally, I came over here and discovered the magnificent website that is Got a Ukulele! I've looked around here and YouTube and Amazon, and I've quickly realized that that is probably the best, most extensive source of accurate and reliable ukulele reviews, and there's no place in my town that has more than cheaply built colorful ukuleles in stock (or weird, niche instruments that are cool but not what I'm looking for). Unfortunately, that also means I've been obsessing over the website and now I want everything on there, but I supposed I have to just pick one to buy.
My budget isn't too high, and the VTAB instruments seem phenomenal for their price. I've narrowed what I wanted down to 3 types of VTAB instruments (their full laminate mahogany, solid spruce top, and solid mahogany) and I'm almost certain I want a concert.
My issue is I'm not too sure what the real differences are here. I'm loving the look of the mahogany + rosewood combo, but I'm not sure what the difference in sound is between the full laminate mahogany and solid spruce top models. The FSC25 is absolutely beautiful, though it costs 2.5x more, and I'm not sure if there's enough of a sound difference to justify going to my upper budget limit for a solid instead of a laminate. Does anyone who's tried one or some of VTAB'S ukes know if the solid wood makes a huge difference in sound or not? Also, since the solid top isn't much more than the laminate version, what're the benefits of a solid spruce top vs no solid top?
(Also, does anyone know about the cheaper models in the Amahi brand? The only reviews I saw on got a uke were of the Snail models, but if there are some cheaper more available Amahi's online, I'd love to look at them too if they're comparable to VTABs!)
(tl;dr: What are the differences between VTAB models beyond just the material they're made out of? How are Amahis?)