Chinese manufacturing. Table: Laminated Mahogany
Back: Laminated Mahogany
Sides: Laminated Mahogany
Channel: Laminated Mahogany
Scale: concert (about 38 cm)
Rosewood bridge ::
Mechanical: metal button with white "antique"
Delivered in soft case.
The ergonomics are good for an instrument in this category is already much more playable for me as a soprano.
The original sound is not terrible, because the strings (see below). Marked improvement after replacing them (by Aquila)
The accuracy is not at the rendezvous. The action prevents too high to tune correctly: if the strings are correct, they shrunk ring true. It's boob!
The sounds are correct. The highs are not invasive as is often the case. The sound power is average, it is normal for a small cash also.
The interiors are sloppy collages, glue spilled everywhere ...
- The action is too high, it is very annoying even the 3rd/4th box. I had to edit the bridge saddle to get something decent without (the geometry of the handle is bad).
- The lifts are not exceptional, far from it, in terms of tuning stability.
- The original (the D'Addario Nyltech in principle) to change strings are immediately (perhaps they were old?)
- And the best for last: the handle was off one year after purchase. The seller has very kindly refused to insure the contractual warranty (Woodbrass thank you for the quality of your service, juror promised you will not see me), I fixed myself. Okay, I can do! Given that I found between the body of the instrument and the handle, it is not surprising that this problem is recurring on ukuleles brand: pies glue or adhesive mixture (smooth and brilliant in places, little piles of yellow glue to others) unevenly distributed, some places no glue at all!
It is Chinese, but still, the quality control that exists, no? Especially when Lag highlights quality control "French" .... Apparently not on ukuleles.
Conclusion: Given the general design of the thing and the problems of assembly quality, accuracy and tuning stability, I certainly do not do it again this choice. Even for the price (79 € excluding shipping), this is clearly a bad deal (especially this seller)