View Full Version : Maestro M3

08-20-2010, 01:04 PM
On a lark, i purchased a Maestro teardrop tenor ukulele. I don't know why as I need another ukulele like a moose needs a hat rack.

I like the shape of it and the price was certainly right. $46.00 plus $22.OO shipping, but you know Ebay.

Well, what a shock. This instrument is beautiful. It is not to be confused with a Kamaka or something of that price range, but, based on some of the others in this price range, if this a $46.00 ukulele, then I am a, well, you can fill in the rest.

It is a laminate but the face laminate is really pretty. The strings are lousy and will be replaced with Worths tomorrow. The fretboard has no markers which I find strange but I can handle that and it has a high gloss which I could care less about one way or the other. The action appears to be alittle high but I will reserve the final verdict after I put on the new strings.

I purchased this from Violinking from their Ebay site. It was a very good experience as they shipped it out promptly and they even offer a 7 day money back guarantee. This is not going back.

This ukulele is so pretty that even if you don't play it, it would make a good wall piece.

Since sound is subjective, I will say this. Sounds good to me. Certainly not a $500 ukulele but for this price, you cannot beat it.

Maestro M3. Not much information available on it. I have a Makala tenor, and I think this beats that hands down.

09-05-2010, 03:18 AM
Well, I have the Worths on for a couple of weeks and they made a large improvement. However the largest improvement came when I removed the plastic piece on the bridge. This lowered the action and this is now the easiest to play ukulele I have. Matter of fact, I am thinking of buying another and string it in low G.

If you are looking for an entry level tenor for not alot of money, you should consider this one.

09-05-2010, 04:34 AM

09-05-2010, 07:23 AM
I'm interested by this Maestro uke.

I've checked around - seems like they are a Singapore maker. They have several international dealers but none in North American. Checked on ebay as well and can't find any.

Anyway, I checked their website; they have several lines - I think what Bubba bought must have been the lowest end model.


09-07-2010, 10:03 AM
I will repeat--i purchased this from violinking. They are an ebay sellor and they are in the united states. Mr. Moderator, if i knew how to attach an image, i would have done so.

06-27-2011, 10:15 AM
Hey bubba! This is my first post ever. :) I know this is an old thread, but I hope you're still active. I'm about to buy that same exact ukulele from Violinking on ebay! I've been wanting a Tenor ukulele, and when I saw this gourgeous one for so little money I fell in love!
http://cgi.ebay.com/Tenor-Ukulele-New-/390325951110?_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D5%26po%3D LVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D948627983166138100
I tried to add a photo of it but it's not showing up. :(
I was so happy to see such a good review from you! But what do you mean when you say you removed the plastic peice from the bridge? Did you replace it for a different one, or what? I'm not so talented with remodeling instruments. A thousand thankyou's! :)

06-27-2011, 10:59 AM
I haven't learned how to post photos, so, while the ebay page is up, I copy the header (I think that's what it's called), then paste it in my reply. Always works.

Jake DPR
06-29-2011, 04:56 PM

this is the ukulele in question I believe. My friend just bought one from him listed as a maestro, same price, like 10 minutes ago. I don't think it is a maestro. Any thoughts?