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jjdejd
03-21-2013, 08:30 AM
I have a OS laminate tenor OU5T and really like the action. Thinking of selling it and moving to an all wood uke. Considering two tenor uke’s. Islander MST-4 or Oscar Schmidt OU245SWK. Both have solid mahogany top and sides. The OS comes with a case but the Islander does not. The Islander price w/case is $125 more ? Is the Islander worth the difference? Any other thoughts for a solid wood uke in the $250-$350 price range? Thanks.

ukeeku
03-21-2013, 09:28 AM
Over the OS it is worth the money. Also good luck selling your old one.
In that price range you have a lot of room to play with
http://www.theukulelesite.com/islander-spruce-rosewood-concert.html
OR come to Ukulele World Congress at the end of May and pickup a Mainland (http://mainlandukes.com/)or even a David Gill uke (A bit over your price)

SailingUke
03-21-2013, 09:29 AM
My advice is: you are already playing, save some more money and make the jump to an all wood instrument.
Keep your OS for a second instrument for times and/or friends you don't want to share your good instrument with.
Over time you will spend more money selling and trading up in small steps, make the plunge.

BIGDB
03-21-2013, 09:52 AM
I'd recommend this one http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002PEBB48 I've never owned one but I've played you for a good amount of time and I really like it played very good and I liked the sound and I personally really like slotted head stock but id highly recommend going to a ukulele store by you somewhere and try some out

itsme
03-21-2013, 09:55 AM
Keep your OS for a second instrument for times and/or friends you don't want to share your good instrument with.
Most definitely. Everyone needs a "beater" uke that you aren't afraid to take anywhere or let anyone else play.