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Beautiful sound, great workmanship for pricing
on 14 November 2012
I felt compelled to write review since I bought this model from a music store and since then my nephew wanted to start -so I bought a cheaper Uke for him, that is adequate at best,(it was the Mahalo Les Paul). The Ashton is an amazing Uke for the money. It is carefully made with a nice finish. The sound is rich with no vibration from cheap strings. The single most important thing is to get a Uke with a good 'playing action', If its cheaply made the strings sit high above the fingerboard and don't sound crisp, and small fingers will find it hard to make a good sounding chord on cheap Ukes -or guitars for that matter. Cheaper Ukes than this (ie the Mahalo) send it out with rubbish, and I mean rubbish nylon strings. The only strings for a good sound should are 'Aquila' (the manufacturer) as they are superb and you get a lovely rich sound. This Uke comes with Aquilla strings, because they obviously want you to enjoy the intrument. Lastly, with any new Ukulele you are going to have to retune each time you pick it up for a while until the strings 'settle in' this is absolutely normal. To compare the 'Mahalo' which is currently 'on offer' (ha, ha) at £34.99 instead of £59.99 to my Ashton which I bought for £54 and a padded gig bag included, is just lightyears away. I wish I had looked at one first, but went off the back of the the reviews -sorry, but you obviously had NOTHING to compare it to!
Buy cheap, buy twice -or get really frustrated...Buy Ashton, you won't regret it.