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Pippin
09-30-2010, 09:49 AM
I received an Oscar Schmidt OU280SWK... that is their top-of-the-line, solid koa ukulele with Grover tuners, abalone inlay and the "Tree of Life" inlay up the neck. This ukulele is a looker. It has a quiet voice, but it sounds sweet. It will be louder when it opens up.

I will be reviewing this ukulele in the next issue of Ukulele Player Magazine and this one is going into my personal collection, too.

Pix will be online in a little bit (for a teaser).

Video will follow.

Here are the pix...

http://www.tricornpublications.com/images/ou280swk1.jpg
http://www.tricornpublications.com/images/ou280swk2.jpg
http://www.tricornpublications.com/images/ou280swk3.jpg

joeybug
09-30-2010, 10:15 AM
I received an Oscar Schmidt OU280SWK... that is their top-of-the-line, solid koa ukulele with Grover tuners, abalone inlay and the "Tree of Life" inlay up the neck. This ukulele is a looker. It has a quiet voice, but it sounds sweet. It will be louder when it opens up.

I will be reviewing this ukulele in the next issue of Ukulele Player Magazine and this one is going into my personal collection, too.

Pix will be online in a little bit (for a teaser).

Video will follow.

Here are the pix...

http://www.tricornpublications.com/images/ou280swk1.jpg
http://www.tricornpublications.com/images/ou280swk2.jpg
http://www.tricornpublications.com/images/ou280swk3.jpg

Wow! That's beautiful! Lucky you! :D

thejumpingflea
09-30-2010, 11:35 AM
I received an Oscar Schmidt OU280SWK... that is their top-of-the-line, solid koa ukulele with Grover tuners, abalone inlay and the "Tree of Life" inlay up the neck. This ukulele is a looker. It has a quiet voice, but it sounds sweet. It will be louder when it opens up.

I will be reviewing this ukulele in the next issue of Ukulele Player Magazine and this one is going into my personal collection, too.

Pix will be online in a little bit (for a teaser).

Video will follow.

Here are the pix...

http://www.tricornpublications.com/images/ou280swk1.jpg
http://www.tricornpublications.com/images/ou280swk2.jpg
http://www.tricornpublications.com/images/ou280swk3.jpg

Where are they made?

Ronnie Aloha
09-30-2010, 11:57 AM
Where are they made?

For those with MooreBettach and MyaMoe ukes, why even ask? :)

Lexxy
09-30-2010, 12:01 PM
Where are they made?

http://www.oscarschmidt.com/index.asp
Quite sure it's USA..

mm stan
09-30-2010, 12:23 PM
Where are they made?

Oscar Schmidt are made in Indonesia.....I not sure but I've heard on the island of Java....

mm stan
09-30-2010, 12:38 PM
I received an Oscar Schmidt OU280SWK... that is their top-of-the-line, solid koa ukulele with Grover tuners, abalone inlay and the "Tree of Life" inlay up the neck. This ukulele is a looker. It has a quiet voice, but it sounds sweet. It will be louder when it opens up.

I will be reviewing this ukulele in the next issue of Ukulele Player Magazine and this one is going into my personal collection, too.

Pix will be online in a little bit (for a teaser).

Video will follow.

Here are the pix...

http://www.tricornpublications.com/images/ou280swk1.jpg
http://www.tricornpublications.com/images/ou280swk2.jpg
http://www.tricornpublications.com/images/ou280swk3.jpg

Aloha Pippin,
Congrats on you new ukulele....I have the two cheaper models, the Mahogany Laminate OU2 and the Koa laminate OU5....
I llike the sound of the OU2 better and it is my daily player even though It's less than half the price of the OU5 at 55.00 -60.00
They both have good tone except the OU5 has a muffled sound and not quite as loud as you're experiencing in yours..
But it has the plastic binding and the abalone purfling...not bad for 139.00...I see you got the excellent case with the
plush interior too...I thought the new ones had foam covered material....mine has the plush immitation fur and it's nice..
I've been telling everybody here it's the best case I have....As for my OU5, I had it over 2 years and it still didn't open
up yet...they are however well worth the money..
Yours looks awesome, especially the inlayed fretboard...Wow...I believe they are the best bang for the buck....
My ou5 and yours look almost alike except yours is solid wood and the inlayed neck and abalone stripe in the middle
back, the rest looks the same even with the same binding, purfling and grover tuners...
Thanks for sharing, both of mine I use adjusted tunings, one 1 step and the OU2 1/2 step...
Have Fun and Enjoy!!!Will be awaiting your review..."Keep strumming them strings" MM Stan....

Pippin
09-30-2010, 01:58 PM
Oscar Schmidt are made in Indonesia.....I not sure but I've heard on the island of Java....

Several of the top-line "professional series" are made on the Island of Java. The wood is genuine Hawaiian Koa, not a sibling species. This is actually a very nice ukulele. Oscar Schmidt put everything into these to make sure that they are first-rate. No, they are not Moore-Bettah ukes, but they do warrant a serious look.

Pippin
09-30-2010, 02:03 PM
I will do a video with this ukulele to give you some idea of the tone. My wife said that this is the most beautiful ukulele that she has seen face-to-face. Maybe she did not see the Peter Hurney Pohaku concert uke I had here for the magazine review... or maybe its the high-gloss finish.

Skitzic
10-01-2010, 02:46 AM
That's a real nice lookin uke! Grats!

molokinirum
10-01-2010, 04:54 AM
Wow, awesome looking uke! I really like the inlay on the fretboard!!! Can't wait to hear the sound clip!! Congrats!

telebob
10-01-2010, 05:08 AM
hey Mickey - Congrats on the new uke... I'm certain its sweet. Look forward to your review in the next issue. Keep up the good work with the e-zine... I absolutely l-o-v-e the articles and pix. Cheers! :)

Coconut Willie
10-01-2010, 05:22 AM
Congrats on the beautiful uke, like molokinrum said, I too love that fretboard inlay!!!

Miss Michele
10-01-2010, 05:33 PM
That's a purty uke you got there! Enjoy!

Ronnie Aloha
10-04-2010, 06:55 PM
Several of the top-line "professional series" are made on the Island of Java. The wood is genuine Hawaiian Koa, not a sibling species. This is actually a very nice ukulele. Oscar Schmidt put everything into these to make sure that they are first-rate. No, they are not Moore-Bettah ukes, but they do warrant a serious look.

Gotta agree. My slot head Pono mahogany was made in Indonesia and its gorgeous!