Product Review (submitted on November 26, 2015):
This is a fantastic instrument. The lines, coloring and wood grain all look better in person. I was concerned about the gloss finish, as I tend to prefer matte, but it just works with the acacia and paduuk wood tones. The slot-head gives it a visual distinctiveness, and the tuners are smooth and effective. Setup by the Ukulele Site team was superb, and included an upgrade to Worth Brown strings. The result of dedicated setup and this string choice has been an immediately-playable instrument that sounded broken in right out of the box, and has continued to improve over three months of heavy daily play. One note is that this Uke likes to be humidified--sound deteriorates rapidly if case humidity level falls below ~50%. I use the Oasis guitar (tan colored) humidifier, as the Uke (blue) version did not provide enough h2o. This is my second Uke, a step-up from the Luna Great Wave Pineapple Soprano (which is also great for its price point), and I couldn't be happier, with it. Thanks to the fine folks at HMS for making it happen. Cheers!