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Oscar Schmidt OU53S Baritone Ukulele  

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Overview

  • Select spruce top
  • Rosewood sides and back
  • Abalone top inlays
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    $309.90
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  • On Sale Today:
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  • Sale Price:
    $17999
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      Oscar Schmidt

      Deeper uke voice for a unique sound.

      The Oscar Schmidt OU53S Baritone Ukulele features a select spruce top for exceptional resonance and tone, and gorgeous rosewood back and sides. The fingerboard and bridge are also rosewood. Abalone top inlays.

      Case sold separately.

      Features

      • Select spruce top
      • Rosewood sides and back
      • Abalone top inlays
      • Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
      • Case sold separately

      Order today and go Hawaiian.

       
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      Oscar SchmidtOU53S Baritone Ukulele
       
      4.3

      (based on 9 reviews)

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      67%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Very Pretty

      By fisherman

      from Arkansas

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Oscar Schmidt OU53S Baritone Ukulele:

        I am impressed with how beautiful this instrument is. And the quality of construction is good. The setup out of the box was also pretty decent. I would describe the tone as "bright". However, I was somewhat disappointed in how very quiet this instrument is. I suspect that the heavy (and very pretty) gloss finish may be why. It seems to require a very light touch or the tone distorts. I have tried various types of strings and none of them will produce any volume. You are unlikely to disturb any neighbors when you practice with this one. If you are just going to play chords and sing along, then it would be fine for entertaining friends in your living room. If you are playin single notes then your friends better have good hearing. I am checking the "no, I would not recommend this to a friend" because of the lack of volume and because of what seems to me to be the excessively delicate touch that is required to get clear notes out of it. But I do love how it looks. And it sounds good if your touch is exactly right. I suspect it would be a somewhat difficult to play instrument if you were a beginner.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Baritone uke

        By PCK 558

        from Merchantville NJ

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Oscar Schmidt OU53S Baritone Ukulele:

            This uke is well made and sounds great. I got this because my hands are a little big for any other size uke. I do however like GCEA tuning and was able to find baritone strings with that tuning. I mostly play acoustic guitar, but enjoy side trips with other instruments and the uke is great for that.
            The quality of this uke is great and I am sure any professional musican would love it.

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            4.0

            pretty good sound & looks

            By g

            from long island NY

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

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                  Comments about Oscar Schmidt OU53S Baritone Ukulele:

                  played well out of the box, of course I managed to break a string with the first round of tuning.
                  intonation is good and the sound is nice.
                  I would recommend this little guy. shop for best price 'cause musicians friend will match it.

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                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  After 4 years I still love it

                  By PNW_ukebug

                  from San Juan island, Washington

                  Comments about Oscar Schmidt OU53S Baritone Ukulele:

                  I've had my OU53S for over 4 years now, and I've never had a single complaint about it. It stays in tune, the intonation is great, it's good-looking, and the tone is beautiful. Maybe I just got lucky with mine, but I'd like to suggest that if you get a new instrument from any maker and isn't right, send it back! Odds are, you just got a bad one. It happens, but that doesn't mean everything the company makes is going to be bad. I've had two Washburn acoustic guitars, too -- a classical cutaway and a dreadnought, and they were both fine instruments.

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Review

                  By GMK

                  from Riverside County California

                  Comments about Oscar Schmidt OU53S Baritone Ukulele:

                  I've had my Uke now for about 4 weeks and I just love it. I've never been good on regular guitar, but this is a dream come true. The finish and the hardware are outstanding.

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                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  OU53 Great

                  By TheRooke4Chess

                  from Baltimore City

                  Comments about Oscar Schmidt OU53S Baritone Ukulele:

                  For the fella wanting to go to the koa Concert, I bought one it came with Vinci strings, not only pretty but plays and sounds great, this thing too is a great instrument, I recommened this brand, in any size, they also have a lifetime warrentee so if you get a bad one, one of the few that may come off the lien bad, send it back you'll be happy in the long run. I love all of my ukes and have switched from a Samick Concert to the Oscar Schmidt, I only switched to go Koa, I bought the baritone to get another spruce top, the newest 2008 OU53S Deluxe has a solid spruce top and sounds so good it's like it's singing to or with ya... I highly recommend... not to mention by buying here you have double protection, they'll make sure you are happy.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great uke..bad strings

                  By musco

                  from venice calif

                  Comments about Oscar Schmidt OU53S Baritone Ukulele:

                  received my oscar schmidt baritone uke last week and its a real beauty. however after one day of strumming, i noticed the binding on one of the strings started to unravel from contact with the fret. the second day the string broke making it necessary to purchase a new set of martin strings..

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                  (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Washburn Disappointment

                  By geoskimeister

                  from Hockessin, Delaware

                  Comments about Oscar Schmidt OU53S Baritone Ukulele:

                  I recently purchased a Washburn baritone uke to upgrade from a Rogue baritone. The inlay work is very nice. In fact,it is a very good looking instrument. The first indication of a problem was the instrument was not strung in baritone sequence. The second problem was a distinct buzz when the third and fourth strings were depressed in the first and second frets. Frankly, the rogue plays better and came strung properly. Incidently, the other Washburn uke I have had a half glued bridge on it that came off when the strings were tuned. I intend to stay away from Washburn in the future.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The Ukulele for Playing the Blues!

                  By CRW

                  from D.C.

                  Comments about Oscar Schmidt OU53S Baritone Ukulele:

                  Great little uke, lots of rich tone. Very easy transition for guitar players. it's got a really unique tone that works great with traditional hawian songs, folk, bluegrass, and with the suprising bottom of the baritone size even works great playing the blues.

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