I Want One Of These! All Out Of Stock!

spirittoo

Member
Joined
Feb 13, 2021
Messages
76
Points
6
I really want one of these electric solid body uku ... but they are all out of stock EVERYWHERE!:iwant:

Vorson FLPUK-2 Flame Maple Electric Ukulele (with Gig Bag)

https://www.zzounds.com/item--VORFLPUK2FM

They have been waiting since Christmas for more! They come from overseas and they don't know when they will get more. He said they were very popular.:music:
 

TaoCat

Member
Joined
Jun 22, 2013
Messages
55
Points
8
I really want one of these electric solid body uku ... but they are all out of stock EVERYWHERE!:iwant:

Vorson FLPUK-2 Flame Maple Electric Ukulele (with Gig Bag)

https://www.zzounds.com/item--VORFLPUK2FM

They have been waiting since Christmas for more! They come from overseas and they don't know when they will get more. He said they were very popular.:music:

Odd...does it say out of stock when you try and actually purchase? I was able to put one in my shopping cart.
 

ksiegel

I really AM a Secretary!
UU VIP
Joined
Dec 3, 2010
Messages
3,945
Points
38
Odd...does it say out of stock when you try and actually purchase? I was able to put one in my shopping cart.

When you go to the cart, it does say "on backorder"
 

mjh42

UU VIP
UU VIP
Joined
May 11, 2017
Messages
561
Points
18
So get a Risa or a Flight???.......but if the Vorson is what you want.....put your money in a safe place and when you see them available.....jump on it........I'd likely get the Risa or more likely the Flight....sure more money but it's the quality/cost/performance equation that is always hard to balance.
 

spirittoo

Member
Joined
Feb 13, 2021
Messages
76
Points
6
Never heard of Risa or Flight ...what are they? Like the one I want? You have a link for them?
 

spirittoo

Member
Joined
Feb 13, 2021
Messages
76
Points
6
Wellsir ... I did a search for the Risa of Flight ... they didn't have anything like the one I want plus they don't seem to sell them in the US and they are much more expensive.
 

Arcy

Member
Joined
Apr 19, 2018
Messages
785
Points
18
Mim (https://mimsukes.com) has a Risa in stock. Many times more expensive than the Vorson, and I wouldn't expect anybody to seriously cross-shop them. Mim carries Flight as well and will likely get the solid bodies in when she can.

BazMaz has reviews of all three on https://gotaukulele.com
You may need to search on Clearwater instead of Vorson - same thing, different name on each side of the pond.
 

Futurethink

Member
Joined
Jan 7, 2015
Messages
442
Points
18
Spiritoo, have you checked American Music Supply?
https://www.americanmusical.com/vorson-flpuk-2-lp-style-electric-ukulele-quilt-maple/p/VOR-FLPUK2QM

I have one, and have fun with it. I replaced the strings with the thickest four strings from a guitar, and tuned it DGBE like a baritone ukulele. Mine is fine, but some members here were not at all happy with theirs. Hence, the recommendations to spend more on a Risa.

The gig bag is, honestly, a dust cover. The jack is cheaply made, but is easily replaced. The pickups are also cheap. I believe part of the fun of an electric guitar/ukulele is customizing it to your taste.
 
Last edited:

KohanMike

UU VIP
UU VIP
Joined
Sep 15, 2013
Messages
5,689
Points
63
Spiritoo, have you checked American Music Supply?.

That one shows, "Notify Me" which means they're not in stock.


This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly Grove near the Beverly Center
8 tenor cutaway ukes, 4 acoustic bass ukes, 12 solid body bass ukes, 14 mini electric bass guitars (Total: 38)

Donate to The Ukulele Kids Club, they provide ukuleles to children in hospital music therapy programs. www.theukc.org
Member The CC Strummers: www.youtube.com/user/CCStrummers/video, www.facebook.com/TheCCStrummers
 

Jerryc41

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 4, 2015
Messages
8,307
Points
48
I have the black and white version, $110 delivered. It's a nice alternative to traditional ukes. I played it quite a bit a couple of weeks ago, and I think the steel strings wore down my strumming fingernail. ;) Without an amp, it's almost silent, but an amp brings it to life. Vorson's motto: “If you play ukulele you will HAVE to have one.” I got mine from Walmart, not my first choice for ukuleles. ;)
 

spirittoo

Member
Joined
Feb 13, 2021
Messages
76
Points
6
Mim (https://mimsukes.com) has a Risa in stock. Many times more expensive than the Vorson, and I wouldn't expect anybody to seriously cross-shop them. Mim carries Flight as well and will likely get the solid bodies in when she can.

BazMaz has reviews of all three on https://gotaukulele.com
You may need to search on Clearwater instead of Vorson - same thing, different name on each side of the pond.

Thanks for the links. I saw the Risa solid for $600 which is way beyond my budget. That instrument would be for a pro. I just want something to play that sounds nice. I tried to search clearwater but it is linked to guitar center and I didn't see any solid body uku at all. I'm trying to find contact info on Vorson.
 

spirittoo

Member
Joined
Feb 13, 2021
Messages
76
Points
6
Spiritoo, have you checked American Music Supply?
https://www.americanmusical.com/vorson-flpuk-2-lp-style-electric-ukulele-quilt-maple/p/VOR-FLPUK2QM

I have one, and have fun with it. I replaced the strings with the thickest four strings from a guitar, and tuned it DGBE like a baritone ukulele. Mine is fine, but some members here were not at all happy with theirs. Hence, the recommendations to spend more on a Risa.

The gig bag is, honestly, a dust cover. The jack is cheaply made, but is easily replaced. The pickups are also cheap. I believe part of the fun of an electric guitar/ukulele is customizing it to your taste.

Yep check them out ... same situation as ZZSounds ... out of stock. Risa is way too expensive for me. Like you I just want something to play that I can have fun with. Even with upgrades to it would probably be cheaper than the Risa.
 

spirittoo

Member
Joined
Feb 13, 2021
Messages
76
Points
6
Okay Question

I am wondering why Vorson has a tone control on one uku and not on another yet they are the same price. What is the difference?

With tone ...
https://www.zzounds.com/item--VORFLPUK2


Without tone knob ....
Vorson Electric Ukulele V-Style

Even though it's not in stock, I went ahead and paid for the V style because I'm guessing the price may go up when they do get them back in stock. However not realizing it didn't have a tone control. I guess I can reorder the one with tone, but I like the tuner set up on the V.

So why do you suppose they are like that?:confused:
 

spirittoo

Member
Joined
Feb 13, 2021
Messages
76
Points
6
Wellsir ... I decided to pre-order so I can be in line when they do come in. I got the S shape from American music and the V shape from ZZounds. They have no idea when they will be getting more in and they have been waiting since Christmas. Could be a long wait.:iwant:
 

RonaldusMaximus

New member
Joined
Feb 21, 2021
Messages
10
Points
0
I've been in OPs same position. I ordered my Vorson from zzsounds on Nov 15. At the time they had a little note saying it would be available on Dec 15.
So I waited. Dec 10 rolled around and they changed the listing to BACK ORDERED.
Now I started to get a little upset so I called them. They could not provide me with an eta. And once per week since then they send me an email reminding me that this Vorson is back ordered. So I call them once per week, and they all know who I am now.
So I finally got the story: The Chinese manufacturer has been holding the shipment since the election in hopes the US will drop the tarrifs on Chinese musical instruments.

I checked with American Music, eBay, Amazon, Walmart. Nobody had it.
Finally last week I found one in WA at a Guitar Center used and jumped on that uke so fast I almost broke my credit card.
Got it last weekend and could not be happier! I love this little black FSUK Stratocaster!
I am however having a difficult time finding a hard case for it.
 

actadh

Active member
Joined
Jan 12, 2014
Messages
2,039
Points
38
My son and grandkids got me one for my birthday last year because it looked like the one from the movie Trolls. They got a little Honeytone amp for using at home. In non-pandemic times I play with our college's music club. Looking forward to gathering again so I can try it out. I like the Honeytone, but want to try it out with a real sound system.
 

kissing

Active member
Joined
Mar 30, 2009
Messages
4,026
Points
38
I've had both a Vorson and several Risa steel string electrics.

As you would expect, the Risa is far better quality.
The Vorson is made cheaply, but it still sounded decent.

It would benefit immensely from a proper setup. After receiving, I would recommend taking it to a trustworthy luthier for a setup.