For some reason my 8 yo asked for a Ukulele for Christmas. He already has a guitar and banjo. He was thrilled when he opened it and has been carrying it around serenading people since. It seems to be ok quality, better than just a toy. A good deal for the price.
I took a chance and ordered this guitar, even though I could find no reviews on this particular model and Pyle guitars in general have very mixed reviews. This particular instrument had excellent wood work, binding, and finishing. The hardware however was not as good, the tuners felt very cheap and seemed to be grinding internally when you adjusted them, and the nut was very porous (visible to the naked eye). The bridge, resonator cover and sound hole covers had rough edges which really gave away the low price of this instrument, and they all had a sticky residue on them in various spots. I did not take the resonator apart, as there were no rattles once it was tuned. It does however have a spider and appears that it was setup well before shipping. It tuned right up (all strings were exactly two octaves low, as if it had been de-tuned for shipping), and played okay though it would benefit from new strings and a good nut. The neck was straight, frets appeared to be level and tight but in need of polishing, and the action was medium to low. I ended up sending it back after much thought, the poorly stamped metal was more than I wanted to deal with. But, if you are wanting an entry level resonator that is playable and you are not afraid to spend some time and a bit of money on it you can end up with a good guitar. BTW, I didn't try the electronics on it so I cannot comment on them.
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