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FlakMonkey
03-15-2011, 08:11 AM
Skylark UK22N Concert.

Is it a good instrument?

I'm looking to get a cheap, yet relatively good quality concert, preferably one that's UU approved. I couldn't find a balanced review online, so if anyone could point me in the right direction I would be very thankful!

pondweed
03-15-2011, 09:40 AM
currently 60 (down from 75) and has a solid spruce top! I'll be interested to hear others' views. Its a big enough difference from a Kala Travel Concert or the like to make one consider, surely?
http://www.skylarkguitars.com/skylark-uk22n-ukulele-1901-0.html

mm stan
03-15-2011, 09:42 AM
How About a Mainland??? from any of the M dealers here ...The two Mikes, MGM, MiM.. not sure how much it would be to send it to you but...Good Luck!! Happy Strummings...

PhilUSAFRet
03-15-2011, 10:13 AM
Depends on your price range. It certainly appears to be the equal of Lanikas and/or Kala laminates with spruce top, priced right, and that spruce top would make it sound much better than most laminated ukes in it's price range.

OldePhart
03-15-2011, 12:37 PM
Depends on your price range. It certainly appears to be the equal of Lanikas and/or Kala laminates with spruce top, priced right, and that spruce top would make it sound much better than most laminated ukes in it's price range.

"Better" can be pretty relative. Spruce tends to be quite bright so if the mfr doesn't really know what they're doing with it you might get something that's loud but also obnoxious. Of course, if you like loud and obnoxious even that can be a good thing.

John

PhilUSAFRet
03-16-2011, 05:34 AM
"Better" can be pretty relative. Spruce tends to be quite bright so if the mfr doesn't really know what they're doing with it you might get something that's loud but also obnoxious. Of course, if you like loud and obnoxious even that can be a good thing.

John

Of course, "Loud and Obnoxious can be pretty relative" too!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Most laminated mahogany ukes are not likely to be "too bright" with a spruce top.....many of them will just sound like a much higher quality mahogany uke, at least the ones I've heard both live and on YouTube. Have read a few posts where other ukers were saying the same thing.