And there are some things I like. So I’ll give you the breakdown.
Not Cool! 🙁
The E string intonation is extremely off
probably just the Aquila, they’re notorious.
They call this wood “Hawaiian Koa”!?
That’s a shame. This is Indonesian Acacia. Trembesi stained to look darker and more red. C’mon guys, you’re blowin’ it!
Out of the box the action was over 4mm at the 12th. That’s high. Especially when there is still a fret buzz on the C string. As I sample a strum I hear the electronics growling from inside. Maybe the 9 volt battery compartment, which adds to an overall heavily built uke. The UkeSB is quite the tank of a tenor and the sound. Not bad. I’d say in the same price range those new Cordoba’s or a Pono would be much more open and musical though.
So that’s my review. If you love this model then feel free to tell us why.