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deschutestrout
01-22-2016, 03:44 PM
I absolutely love my Mele tenor ... and was hunting for a concert-size pineapple. I was considering a few, but knew from past experience that I couldn't miss with a Mele.

Great service from them! I called Mele direct, asked them to hand pick the best player. They emailed photos of their current stock ... and added a note that said that everyone in the shop played them all, and all agreed that one stood out. So, that's the one I ordered!

They were happy to restring with high G, get the action precisely where I wanted it, and double check the intonation after their adjustments. They did a fine job! Action is fabulous, intonation spot on, great tone, and rivals the tenor in volume.

I really like the looks of Mele ukes. Beautiful mahogany, and well built. Here are a few photos, and a couple next to her big brother, the tenor. I highly recommend Mele, and was impressed with their service.

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Camsuke
01-22-2016, 04:07 PM
Congratulations! A fine couple!

deschutestrout
01-23-2016, 05:57 AM
Congratulations! A fine couple!

Thanks! Now to decide whether I'll remove the logo sticker from the headstock ... not real fond of it and I removed the one off the tenor and prefer the look of the bare headstock. We'll see. Put Worth Browns on her and she really sounds good!

Nickie
01-24-2016, 03:33 AM
Congratulations! They seem to be able to make the ukes comes out looking vintage, at least in those shots.

DownUpDave
01-25-2016, 12:20 AM
Congratulations on a great instrument. They certainly seem to really care about the customer. That is great service hand picking a ukulele like that for you and setting it up the way you want. Very impressive, I have had my eyes opened about this company.

Thanks for letting us know about them and enjoy your new ukulele.

PhilUSAFRet
01-25-2016, 01:12 AM
Congrats. I have two Mele's, a solid koa tenor and a mahogany 6 string concert. I love the slightly "retro" look and they both sound great. I have Southcoast strings on both. Both keepers. Yeah Mele!