View Full Version : What do you guys think about the Oscar Schmidt OU5 Concert Ukulele ??

06-17-2011, 03:45 PM
i i might want to get one

06-17-2011, 05:21 PM
Ukulele Mike on youtube plays them and so..... I got nothing!

mm stan
06-17-2011, 06:35 PM
Aloha Hayashi,
I got one of them....I immediately changed the strings and put aquilas on ....they are heavly built and not that loud but the aquila's helped...tone was pretty good for a Koa laminate and sure is

06-17-2011, 07:04 PM
yeah its nice but i think i might go wiith a luna concert tattoo

06-18-2011, 03:18 PM
Hi there, I just put a review on the OU5 (and OU3) (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?48814-Oscar-Schmidt-OU3-and-OU5-concert-compared-to-Kohala-KK-C-and-Kala-KA-S) in the review section. I tried out the Luna Concert Tattoo in the local Guitar Center. It is a touch louder than the OU5 probably because it is lighter in weight and less overbuilt. However, the C string has an odd booming sound. The sustain is so-so. Also the intonation was off and there was some fret buzz on the C on the sample I tried. The fit and finish were nice. Looked solid. The gig bag was really, really flimsy. The tuners weren't the best. There is a little bit of play between going sharp and going flat. For $89 I think it is a good buy. I wonder what it would sound like with Martin M600 strings on it.

mm stan
06-18-2011, 04:15 PM
yeah its nice but i think i might go wiith a luna concert tattoo
Yup, I'd pass on this one.. but the Oscar schmidt OU2 mahogany lam is sweet and loud...59.00 MM Stan

Ukulele JJ
06-18-2011, 04:28 PM
I have one. It was my first uke, as a matter of fact. The intonation is a bit wonky and it's overbuilt. Doesn't really project. You could do worse, but honestly I wouldn't buy one again.

Sure is pretty though.


06-18-2011, 07:16 PM
yeah i bought a luna soprano and luna concert for 160 +gigbag