Product Review (submitted on December 24, 2012):
I love this uke. I put it up against a Collings tenor and the notes are louder, clearer, and deeper. Maybe I got a special one. However, the wood looks like plastic to me. It doesn't look as good as it sounds. Also, after playing for a while the upper bout where my hand lands after strumming looks like its building up oil as there's a shiny spot there. I tried wiping it down after playing but it may be me rubbing the satin finish to a gloss.
If you're moving up to an all-solid instrument, this is a great option.