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cptdean
02-15-2015, 09:05 AM
Sesame Street "Elmo" Soprano Ukulele. This was an impulse buy at a local shop yesterday, so the jury is still out on an overall rating, but I thought you all might like to see it. Here are some pics and thoughts!

Striking red body, neck, and headstock, with custom artwork! Non-compensated saddle, but expected at this price point.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3118618/Forum_Pics/Ukulele/01.jpg

The tuners aren't marked, but I'm guessing they're "Grovers" *snark*
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3118618/Forum_Pics/Ukulele/04.jpg

Phenomenal joinery! Literally NO seam between the neck and body!
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3118618/Forum_Pics/Ukulele/05.jpg

The action is just a smidge high, but I think I can work with it for now.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3118618/Forum_Pics/Ukulele/06.jpg


I really wanted to provide an audio sample, but I still haven't gotten it sounding the way I like. From 1st to 4th strings, it was tuned (out of the box) to: Gloom, Despair, Agony, and L-flat.


Okay...this was actually a birthday present for my 2-year-old daughter yesterday. Just trying to get her acclimated to Daddy getting his Opio Concert in a couple of weeks. She loves her new "guitar," though!

river_driver
02-15-2015, 09:15 AM
High action?

"Perfect for slide." :rotfl:

Camsuke
02-15-2015, 09:39 AM
What a lovely birthday present for your daughter! drop the action just a touch and you'll be in business! Maybe start playing "Rainbow Connection" together?

actadh
02-15-2015, 10:30 AM
My first uke was a cousin to this one. It is the only uke of mine that goes on boat rides.

Nickie
02-16-2015, 03:56 PM
how cute...