How was the experience with the Iris uke?
I love it! It sounds just great, very lively, looks amazing in person, the build is very good (no sharp or uneven frets, no buzz or any major issues). I'm enjoying it very much. Compared to other ukes I tried, it has a lot more warmth and "roundness" of sound, it just sounds very full.
Things that could be better:
- I'm a bit annoyed with how the nut is glued, it's not perfectly level. The intonation is fine, the action is fine, and everything seems level, but when you look it from the headstock down, you can see one side is slightly raised. Might be that the groove was cut just a bit deeper on one side. It's more of an issue in my head than it has any practical effect.
- I don't like that the strings can slide vertically on the saddle, but this might be a Uke thing in general. I don't know if it's advisable to cut grooves in the saddle, but I might have this done.
- No strap button, might install one myself. I know there are options that don't need one, but having a proper strap seems the best balance-wise.
- The bag is nothing special and it misses a carrying handle to carry it like a suitcase, it only has back straps. The kids like to carry it around the house, but it just looks funny on my back.
I don't really have the time (or ukulele experience) to write a proper review right now, but I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.