Bought this to accompany my guitar and also to jam with friends. It was between this or the Ibanez one for the similar price. When deciding at the store, I played each thoroughly, looking at every aspect possible. The Oscar Schmidt dwarfed the Ibaned on all levels. Yes the Ibanez has that cool pearl color with cutaway, but looks are not everything. The Oscar Schimdt had a beautiful, traditional ukulele sound. The Ibanez sounded forced and unnatural. The Koa compliments the sound quite proficiently also. The tuning system also keeps the strings at a perfect pitch resulting in less time to tune and more time to pick it up and play some sweet, tranquil tunes!
La Mirada, Ca