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Thread: Enya Nova U Carbon Travel Ukulele - REVIEWED

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashkettle View Post
    Just FYI, I decided to pick up a second one (this time with the trans-acoustic option). The electrics are clearly broken on this one as it arrived, likely beaten up in shipping. Just picking up the Uke, I could hear the speaker rattling around inside the body (very loudly). No sound or effects from it when it's on.
    I contacted Enya about it and will let everybody know how the support is when they get back to me.

    EDIT: They are simply shipping me a new one. Immediate response. Can't complain about that for customer service.
    Sorry to hear about the issue with the new Enya Nova pick up system. Good news about Enya’s excellent customer service. I can confirm the same quick response I got from them about an error on my part when ordering. I really like them as a company and the products they make.

    Bazmaz gets a solid point for stating he would not buy one of these with the trans acoustic system for rough and tumble outdoor use. When I ordered a Blackbird Farallon it was without a pick up for the very same reason
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    Just to update, they put the new one in the post that same day and it arrived yesterday in perfect condition. You can't ask for better service than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashkettle View Post
    Just to update, they put the new one in the post that same day and it arrived yesterday in perfect condition. You can't ask for better service than that.
    That’s great to hear. As I said previously Enya seems to be a first class company, excellent products and customer service. Enjoy your new Nova.
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    How does the Enya Nova Ukulele hold up to water? Has anyone ever fully submersed it? I'd be interested in a uke that I can take along paddling without having to worry about it getting wet.
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    I certainly wouldn’t submerge the one with the pickup installed. As for the acoustic model, it has geared tuners with metal, so there’s the risks associated with getting them wet. The rest of the instrument may well be waterproof or water-resistant, since it’s entirely PVC/‘carbon.’
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakelele View Post
    How does the Enya Nova Ukulele hold up to water? Has anyone ever fully submersed it? I'd be interested in a uke that I can take along paddling without having to worry about it getting wet.
    Since it has open back tuners I wouldn't worry about getting it wet or even submerged at all. About the only precaution I would take is to thoroughly rise off the tuners if they get wet with sea water.
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    I go back to my review where I stated that the purpose of the Enya Nova is different than the Outdoor Ukulele. It is definitely more rugged than a traditional wood (or plywood) ukulele, but the instrument does require a modicum of care, such as being aware that it is painted and not to drop it directly on the bottom strap button.

    As long as you're not working with the electronic one (review coming sooner than later on my channel, but not for a week or two), you should be able to take it near water and in water...as long as you don't get anything solid (e.g. seaweed) inside the ukulele...it would just be hard to get it out. And if you take it into salt water, I'd recommend washing down everything with non-salt water afterwards, and drying off the tuners and perhaps even giving them a shot of silicone as a protectant once they were dry again.
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    +1 to both Besley and Choirguy. I wouldn't expect these to be any more durable than most 'plastic' goods. The caution about not getting a direct hit on the bottom button has merit. I removed a screw from a tuner ( to install a D'addario tuner) and with the first half-turn the screw fell out. I nudged each of the remaining seven screws and three were loose enough to pull out...and the plastic to which they were threaded was stuck to the screw threads. It was easy enough to repair (with a sliver of toothpick and some CA glue), but it reminded me that it's plastic and still treat it somewhat gently. ( I'm sure the screws were mechanically inserted and over torqued; with such tiny threads it's not surprising that it could happen. )
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    I wouldn't get one wet. Not a critisism, i wouldn't get any plastic ukulele I have yet seen wet myself. Metal and water, no matter how much drying off don't mix. But more relevant... i've been playing instruments for nearly 40 years. I have never once woken up and thought 'if only there was a stringed instrument I could play in the pool'... Maybe that's just me being boring..

    The Nova to me is a rugged enough (but not totally) fun and cheap instrument and that's it. Not entirely sure I get the building it up to be something that, in reality, a small number of people actually want (ie water resiliance - is that actually a much longed for thing?? Really?)

    Sorry to sound negative.. but it's a great plastic ukulele. I'd buy one over and over because they are cheap and sound good. It's not the second coming though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Choirguy View Post
    ...the electronic one (review coming sooner than later on my channel, but not for a week or two)...
    Looking forward to your review of the transacoustic one. Not as a plug-in electric (I’ve got an “indoor” uke for that), but for the possible volume increase (and use of the chorus and reverb) when NOT hooked up to an amp. I’d be getting an Enya Nova for the beach and the park, and I’m not convinced the benefits in those type of settings would be worth the higher price of the transacoustic model. Hope you can test that out for us!

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