I've been thinking about getting into playing Ukelele. Seems like a cool instrument and something different then bass, without going into guitar. And i've got a stack of old Hawaiian music records my grandparents had. I don't know what they're fetish with that genre was, but it's cool that I have them now. I was thinking of getting something bottom of the barrel and a Hal Leonard book to get me going. The bottom of the barrel Ukes that my music store had were about $40 and the build quality seemed terrible. Bad finish and frayed wood around the base of the neck, dot inlays with gouges in the fretboard, and the frets and fretboards seemed flimsy and shoddy too. They would play and sound good, but they look horrible. The store also had Johnson Ukes which were about $75 and were much, much nicer. But I don't wanna spend that kind of cash. GC's website has Ukes for about $30, and they look nice in photos, but i'm worried they will be like the ones I saw at my local store. Anyone have any suggestions? Advice? Best way to start out?