Photos look like from a prototype, not what I received.
By: Todd Mo from Erie, PA
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Two main probs are why I'm returning this. #1 The top of the body is BULGING where the bridge attaches - there is but ONE, short 2 inch brace on the underside of the top of the body, right near the sound hole. I fear this body would crack in a short period of time. #2 - The fretboard is either filthy or has a terrible finish job on it.
How has it stood up over time?
Your general opinion of this product.
A cute looking cheapy. I should've known!
How did the stain or paint job look?
The tattoo itself is a cool design, but unlike the photos, there is no stain to darken it to contrast with the body. so consequently, the tattoo is not as visible as we'd like it to be. THe photo shows what appears to be EBONY on top of the head of the guitar - nice and dark. The uke I received has paper-thin "rosewood." The tuners in the photo look like good quality. The one I received is indeed worthy of a $50 intro piece.
How was the action out of the box?
Never got around to tuning it. Certainly seems playable. I tuned and played my first uke this past summer with family around and we sang some songs together on it. I wanted to buy one to keep for myself. I guess I'll have to spend more money to get something decent. I wouldn't feel comfortable with having this one as anything but a wall ornament.