View Full Version : NUD: Aiersi tenor SU-076P all laminate

02-09-2015, 03:13 PM
More than adequate for my modest abilities. Seems well made. A little bit of glue visible inside, but no effect on sound. Very pretty. I'm breaking in the 'new nylgut' strings and it's sounding very nice indeed.

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02-09-2015, 03:15 PM
Congratulations! Very nice looking wood in that uke....more pics!

02-09-2015, 03:16 PM
$AU156 including shipping from UkulelePlace in Sydney.

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02-09-2015, 03:18 PM
Congratulations! Very nice looking wood in that uke....more pics!

Hi Nickie. It looks sweet. It's all laminate, no solid wood at all in the back, sides or neck. I am happy to have a uke like that. I do have a nice solid wood uke on the wish list but money is tight. Maybe one day...

02-22-2015, 11:58 PM
Closing the loop on this new uke purchase. I've had it now for nearly two weeks and it's time to make a judgement about a Chinese made all-laminate uke.

The Aquila 'New Nylgut' strings have had a bit of work now and the uke has had a little bit of time to aclimatise and settle down. I've promised that I'll do a private concert this thursday for a bunch of blokes that I help look after, and have a bit of a mixed repertoire from their requests: Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime, The Anniversary Waltz, You'll Never Walk Alone, To Make You Feel My Love, Leaning On A Lamp Post, When I'm Cleaning Windows, Reminiscing. I had a full rehearsal this evening on the front verandah of a friend's house, to see whether I'll be ready for Thursday.

I started out using a soft-thumb strum and changed over to a full-bark strum as it quickly became obvious that the sound needed to project more than I was pushing it. This was a good thing. The new uke stood up and gave what was necessary, and held a sweet, rich and full-flavoured tone when it was pushed hard. No twangs, buzzes or sour tones.

I'm happy to say this tenor uke is a real keeper. The neck is very comfortable in the left hand. It's very nicely set up and a joy to play, and according to the audience tonight it's delightful to listen to when played to its strengths. It cost a mere $AU156 including dellivery, which at today's exchange rates is something like $US122. It's bang for buck that's hard to argue with, and I'm now looking forward to comparing it with more expensive tenor ukes to see where it might fit.

I have no financial interest in the company that makes or sells these. I found them on the net and took a chance.

02-23-2015, 12:03 AM
I dont judge a uke by its solid/laminate status, nor whether it was made in China.

Some cheap laminates simply sound and feel good.

03-10-2015, 12:15 PM
Still in love with my new uke.

I have quite corrosive perspiration - don't know how that works. So I clean and polish my ukes fairly regularly to avoid losing patches of finish on the front where my forearm rests. I use a lemon oil thing, quick frets or something like that, and a microfibre cloth, then wipe down hard with a paper towel to take off any surplus oil. The uke is 'natural' satin finish. So yesterday while I was polishing the back and sides it looks like there's a nice subtle bit of figure in the acacia laminate. Not garish, and as it's the back will pretty much be only obvious to me, but a nice added touch of elegance.

As for the sound, it continues to develop as I get used to this uke. I played through 90% of my current practice set for my daughter last night, and got some lovely comments from her. I think the uke is drawing a bit more out of me than I've been used to showing when I play/sing. Another bonus.

Did i say i'm in love with this uke? ;)

03-10-2015, 01:02 PM
Well done Bruce! Looks like a nice ukulele at a great price. Enjoy it mate.

10-27-2015, 10:36 PM
Nice Uke! I scored a KPK soprano off Jack at Ukulele place as my first solid wood ukulele and I could not be happier with it. I was so impressed by the setup and how he does business that I pulled the trigger on a Aiersi spruce top concert. How to resist the UAS.....

10-28-2015, 01:39 AM
Congratulations. Let the music begin!

The Nylgut strings may take a while to break in, [in my experience they seem to take forever] but eventually they will settle down and start to hold a tuning. Patience is key.

10-28-2015, 02:56 AM
I wantd a roundback composit with a solid top because of the maintenance free aspects.I really wanted an Aiersi Mahogany Top Ovation style uke. But couldn't find any for sale. I sent 3 emails to AiersiUSA and did not get a reply. I even sent a PM the UU member who works for Aiersi and did not get a reply. i've never had such a hard time spending some money!

I endd up buying a NOS Ovation UA10. Should be here anyday now.