7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 22 December 2013
This concert size ukulele looks and sounds great and I don't think the description given for it does it justice.
I did read on a previous review that the buyer could not get the ukulele to work with an amp. I had this problem at first until I realised that when you plug in an amp cable to the uke it switches on the built in tuner which in turn cuts out the amp. Switching off the tuner solves the problem but a little warning would have been useful!
I have given this instrument 5 stars based on the sound, looks and build of the instrument itself. The supplied case is flimsy and I will probably invest in a more padded one for better protection. Also the package arrived packed in just an outer flimsy cardboard box which offered no protection at all considering the cost - I think I was lucky it arrived in one piece.
Packaging and travel case aside, the ukulele has a lovely tone and smooth action and is a joy to play - a very nice instrument indeed.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 25 July 2014
Simply awesome. Needed no setting up at all. Admittedly took a couple of weeks for the tuning to settle but find me a uke that doesn't. Looks great, sounds sweet, built in tuner a real asset, packaged and delivered with no issues at all. Highly recommend this one.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 27 May 2014
This is my first ukulele after playing the guitar for sometime I saw pictures and reviews of the Ibanez on line and took a gamble. Luckley it paid off as I have been very pleased with it.Its made in china (no surprise) there are a couple of minor flaws in the gloss lacquer and the fret edges are a little rough, but overall the finish and quality of the build are very good.It has great sustain and the tuning holds well (after about a week).The onboard tuner(that only works when the ukulele is plugged into an amp)works well as does the basic pre amp.I bought a strap button which I fixed to the neck (a strap will attach to the amp lead connection point on the body) this allowed me to use a planet waves ukulele strap which I find much easier to play when standing up.The ukulele is very pretty; I bought a stand and it sits in my living room something my wife has resisted with my other guitars.Give this ukulele a go I don't think you will be disappointed.
on 7 April 2015
I have the left handed version of this beauty and I love it. It's been my main gigging uke for over a year now. The preamp is good quality and delivers a lovely sound to any DI you fancy. As someone else noted, you do need to watch out because plugging in a jack causes the tuner to come on and blanks the sound - has caught me out a couple of times. The sound, action and intonation are all excellent and I use it for finger picking as well as strumming. Oh and it looks gorgeous, even better in the flesh than photos.