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1.0 out of 5 stars I think it's rubbishy, 8 May 2014
This review is from: Martin Smith Ukulele - Natural (Electronics)
Was surprised by the deep red contrasting colour: all the headstock, down the sides of the body & neck, all the back. Finish poor: tiny spots of red paint on the natural body, runs /imperfections in the red paint, blobs in the dark brown paint on the fretboard, imperfections in the varnish on the natural colour body.

Strings? Tried to tune them repeatedly but when I got to the A string, the G & C strings were out of tune again. (Have a Snark tuner, so tuning is quick and easy.) I'm a novice so perhaps you have to be more patient and retune for much longer than 30 minutes. However I thought I'd be playing something on a new ukulele within that time.

I doubt it's suitable for children. (Surely they're equally, if not more discerning about detail and would quickly notice the blemishes?) Plus, what child wants to be constantly retuning and unable to play? Then if ever in tune, with the tedium of practice (pain in the fingertips) at the very least they'd be wanting to hold something that looks nice and they could show off to their friends?

Re buying new Aquila strings. Why have the added expense + time having to change them, when you're still left with a very cheap looking ukulele? (Can't comment on what it sounds like because of the string issue.)

Surely wiser to save the expense of new strings and just get a better quality ukulele. Having said that, I have a Kala KA-C Mahogany Concert Ukulele, with Aquila Nylgut Strings. The finish is A1. It tuned up quickly /strings retain the notes /sound is fine. I bought this Soprano one because I fancied trying a ukulele with less space between the frets but comparing it with my Karla (or similar) is like chalk & cheese.

Shan't be keeping this ukulele.
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