Product Review (submitted on December 23, 2012):
I've owned this ukulele for a little over ten months and I couldn't be happier! The setup that was done is superb and I can tell that it truly brought this instrument up to a new level. This is a simple looking ukulele but by no means is it plain. The mahogany grain is gorgeous and I really like the amber finish. As others have said, and can be expected from a mahogany instrument, this ukulele has a warm tone but in my opinion still very pronounced with some "punch" to it - even in the higher register. The notes just seem to pop. In fact, the open E string has a little too much pop and when strumming a chord it tends to be louder than the others if you aren't careful with your strumming. Regardless, in my opinion this is the best value for the money. I have a number of ukulele students who own various brands of ukuleles in the sub $500 range and this one beats them all with clarity and evenness of sound, projection, and playability. Once again, the professional setup was integral to getting this ukulele to perform at its best. Thanks Hawaii Music Supply!