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mangouker
11-01-2009, 04:25 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360203681701&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_5377wt_941

had anyone heard anything about these? tried?

JT_Ukes
11-01-2009, 04:34 PM
i'd be very very wary

ChamorroDT
11-01-2009, 04:50 PM
Hmm...message them and ask for different pictures and/or a soundclip?

Different pictures = side views; check out the action on it and etc.

I've never heard of this company and that's probably because (assuming they're stationed where this eBayer is) in Taiwan.

itsme
11-01-2009, 04:56 PM
i'd be very very wary
Why? The seller has over 10K positive feedbacks. That's got to tell you something.

Matt Clara
11-01-2009, 05:02 PM
It certainly is a lovely looking uke. It doesn't seem you could go wrong for $160, but the $60 shipping is a bummer.

leftovermagic84
11-01-2009, 05:12 PM
Why? The seller has over 10K positive feedbacks. That's got to tell you something.

there was a thread about this somewhere...but just off the top of my head, if there is an issue that has to be disputed through paypal, you'll only get the item cost, not shipping back.

Take a look at moore bettah ukuleles and compare them to this...why do these go for 80 while moore bettah's go for 1500+? Yes, it would make a great wall hanger, but i have my doubts about this as a player too

Steiner
11-01-2009, 05:23 PM
Google guitars by the same seller. Very poor reviews. The MO is very similar. Tons of inlay, super cheap, crappy instrument. If you're only looking for nice art to hang up, it may be worth it.

Ahnko Honu
11-01-2009, 05:27 PM
From what I gather these inlaid 'ukuleles are more wall hangers than players the wood being on the thick and heavy side to showcase the inlay work more than playability.

Steiner
11-01-2009, 05:27 PM
For Instance:

http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/product/Sam+Musical+Instrument+Workshop/Dreadnaught+Cutaway/10/1

haolejohn
11-01-2009, 05:33 PM
I wouldn't buy it. Remonds me of the vietnam seller. Little extreme on the inlay IMO. I googled the seller name and lots of negative reviews on instruments.

mangouker
11-01-2009, 06:06 PM
busty ya they look waay sweet kinda a retro feel but if they are going to fall apart and make me ears bleed not worth it ha

ukecantdothat
11-01-2009, 07:22 PM
What's wrong with THAT picture? A friend of mine has a bass with that same sort of extensive inlay. Some Indonesian maker I think he said. Looks fantastic / sounds and plays like crap with strings. Got it for practically nothing, now he feels guilt over the thought of the laborers who built it.

:2cents:

Teek
11-01-2009, 10:03 PM
Better off buying something used off of Craigslist or eBay IMO. Says Taiwan but they are probably Vietnamese imports, the wood is crap and they eventually crack like crazy.

mangouker
11-01-2009, 10:16 PM
thanks everyone i decided to take my money and buy a mahogany soprano mainland instead!

Ukuleleblues
11-02-2009, 12:22 AM
I always stay away from folks on E-bay with high shipping.