- Jan 20, 2012
Very pretty uke! I'm happy it's a good player for you.
Ahhh...yes...the "artist" himself with the $3 ukes with $300 shipping.
The shipping isn't the problem with that guy as much as when you get your first dry spell his ukes comes apart into a bunch of pieces to reveal a note hidden inside that reads "Some re-assembly required".
Ahhh...and if you complain I suppose he says it's a special feature and he didn't realize that he sent you one of his more expensive "fold and store" versions so you should be happy you got such a good deal... LOL
It probably won't fit a standard case for that sized uke. You will most likely have to go for a size bigger.eg I have a couple of tenors of his that need a baritone case, and a concert that needs a tenor case.Thank you so much for the inputs. I will just see whichever I can win the bid then.
Yes, I did notice that Bruce's uke is a little longer and actually asked if it would fit in the normal box. He still haven't reply to me yet.
But since I am new to this thing, I am okay to wait until the right one comes to me.
Happy Days . . . My Acacia Koa Tenor uke finally arrived (bought a stand as well). 19 days to ship to the east coast (10 days in US customs in NY. . .) but Bruce does warn of a long delivery time.
I am a uke noobie, having bought a mahogany concert in the Philippines two months ago. I may not be an expert on ukes, but I do know guitars, and the build on this uke is excellent. It is a beautiful instrument. No QA issues whatsoever. No additional set up work needed. No buzzing. Perfect action/string height. Even the inside of the uke is cleanly finished.
My concert uke charmed and intrigued me, leading me to YouTube, and here, but I am a big guy, 6'5", with big hands, and long fingers. What amazes me about this Tenor is what a difference the longer scale and more roomy neck width makes to me. Wow!
Maybe I am one of the lucky ones, but I think that I got an exceptional deal on this solid wood instrument. I would buy again (and I'm sure I will at some point). In the meantime, it's back to the UU tutorials, Gerald Ross' swing progressions, Ukulele Mike, TheDirtyJohnson, uke fingerpicking, etc etc. I have the attention span of a gnat, with much to learn, but I am VERY happy with my purchase. View attachment 42656
Some friends of mine bought one for their Daughter. They knew nothing about ukes, or any string instrument for that matter. All they saw was the price and the nice pictures on ebay. They said the Daughter never plays it and it sits in her room. Asked if I could see it. He brought it out and handed it to me. Could see right off the action was way to high at the #12 fret. Sighting down the neck, it had a huge bow and a slight twist. The uke was not playable.