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Oscar Schmidt OU3 Concert Ukulele 

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The Oscar Schmidt OU3 Concert Ukulele features a spruce top, rosewood sides and back, and natural gloss finish for exceptional tone. Abalone top inla...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 05-20-2017

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Showtime looks and a sweet voice.

The Oscar Schmidt OU3 Concert Ukulele features a spruce top, rosewood sides and back, and natural gloss finish for exceptional tone. Abalone top inlays. Mustache bridge. Body and neck binding.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Concert size
  • Spruce top
  • Rosewood body
  • Natural gloss finish
  • Abalone rosette inlays
  • Mustache bridge
  • Abalone body and neck binding
  • Die-cast tuners
  • Case sold separately

Need big Hawaiian sound? The OU3 fills the bill. Order today.

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Oscar SchmidtOU3 Concert Ukulele
 
4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome looking and sounding

My Ukulele, according to the SN was built in 2012. It has closed tuners and sounds amazing! The workman ship is flawless. I am new to Ukuleles and nylon strings so I found...Read complete review

My Ukulele, according to the SN was built in 2012. It has closed tuners and sounds amazing! The workman ship is flawless. I am new to Ukuleles and nylon strings so I found the information on Musicians Friend sight and other comments very helpful. This ukulele stays within one tweak or two of tune after being stored in my Oscar Schmidt hard case. Then it stays in tune while playing. Couldn't ask for more. It looks like my other two Washburn A/E guitars. I have a happy family! PS The wood color on the neck is different color than the back and sides (more of a reddish brown).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Look ain't everything!

The Oscar Schmidt OU3 is a beautiful instrument in a showy way. It looks good and will create an impression. But after it's appearance, everything else is a bit of a disapointment. It's...Read complete review

The Oscar Schmidt OU3 is a beautiful instrument in a showy way. It looks good and will create an impression. But after it's appearance, everything else is a bit of a disapointment. It's playability falls short of less expensive ukes, with tone that is far short of mellow. The nut was poorly cut on my instrument, thus there was an unpleasant buzz that could only be solved by replacing and recutting the nut. The action was too high for comfort, and there were some intonation problems. A playable instrument, but not by that much. Looks ain't everything.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good value

By geetarman

from Arizona

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Comments about Oscar Schmidt OU3 Concert Ukulele:

I'm a guitar & bass player.. I thought playing the UKE would be fun & I know they are becoming popular again, so time to add it to the repetoire. I played a number of models & purchased the Oscar Schmidt OU3. The UKE is well made & nicely finished. It plays well but I suggest tossing the strings it comes with for something nicer like Martin strings. The sound comes alive with the "crystal clear" style. Also, the Oscar Schmidt gig bag is a bargain, really nice. I suggest purchasing the Hal Leonard UKE chord book as the chordage is a mystery from what a guitar player is used to. Aloha ya'll.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome looking and sounding

By Pink Panther

from Charleston, SC

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fits Osc Schmt Hardcase
  • Good Tone
  • Holds Tuning Very Well
  • Matches My Other Washburn
  • Perfect Setup From Box
  • Perfect Size For Beginner
  • Top Quality Workmanship
  • Tuners Are Enclosed

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Having Fun With Friends
    • Practicing

    Comments about Oscar Schmidt OU3 Concert Ukulele:

    My Ukulele, according to the SN was built in 2012. It has closed tuners and sounds amazing! The workman ship is flawless. I am new to Ukuleles and nylon strings so I found the information on Musicians Friend sight and other comments very helpful. This ukulele stays within one tweak or two of tune after being stored in my Oscar Schmidt hard case. Then it stays in tune while playing. Couldn't ask for more. It looks like my other two Washburn A/E guitars. I have a happy family! PS The wood color on the neck is different color than the back and sides (more of a reddish brown).

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Improperly Strung, out of the box

    By (L)SD

    from Dallas, Tx

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    Comments about Oscar Schmidt OU3 Concert Ukulele:

    I'm a newbie to Uke's. Overall tone is good EXCEPT it won't hold a tune. Maybe the nylon strings need a while to stretch out? Out of the box, the C string was only wrapped around the peg two wraps and cut off short, so it kept slipping. I attempted to put on a new string, but it's a lot trickier than a guitar - Uke strings have no "ball end" and are tied in a wierd loop/knot around the bridge. I wish the Oscar Schmidt factory had a little better quality control, then I would have given it a 5 in overall value.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice Starter!

    By TedBearz

    from Iowa

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    Comments about Oscar Schmidt OU3 Concert Ukulele:

    I'm quite impressed by my new Oscar Schmidt OU3 Concert Ukulele. It is certainly very pretty, with only one very small blemish (near the nut on the underside of the neck, where it can't be seen). And while I'm not an expert on how a uke should sound, I've seen and heard plenty of 'em, and the OU3 sounds just fine to me - certainly good enough for a "starter" uke. It's not a "top quality" ukulele, but it's not a cheap toy either. I expect to be using this little gem for a long time to come, and can recommend it as a fine first uke.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Look ain't everything!

    By Ukelele Davy

    from Undisclosed

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    Comments about Oscar Schmidt OU3 Concert Ukulele:

    The Oscar Schmidt OU3 is a beautiful instrument in a showy way. It looks good and will create an impression. But after it's appearance, everything else is a bit of a disapointment. It's playability falls short of less expensive ukes, with tone that is far short of mellow. The nut was poorly cut on my instrument, thus there was an unpleasant buzz that could only be solved by replacing and recutting the nut. The action was too high for comfort, and there were some intonation problems. A playable instrument, but not by that much. Looks ain't everything.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Laminated Cedar Top

    By G-Bro

    from N.E.Ohio

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    Comments about Oscar Schmidt OU3 Concert Ukulele:

    My only complaint with this is I felt a bit misled by "spruce top". It may well be spruce, but I didn't expect it to be plywood, oh excuse me I mean "laminated". My naivete I guess. Apart from that: I got two of these for wife and self about a month ago and we like 'em. They both needed the same action tweaking (nut & bridge). I'm a guitar player from way back and this is my first uke (apart from an old taro-patch) and I am having a lot of fun with it! They sound good enough to me and although the intonation isn't perfect it's way better than any of the low-cost junk ukes I've seen. Pretty too, with the inlays! Oh - I didn't like the rough strings they came with either but that's par for the course. HTH

     
    5.0

    Tons of fun in a small package.

    By Shwa

    from Oconomowoc, Wi

    Comments about Oscar Schmidt OU3 Concert Ukulele:

    The Oscar Schmidt OU2 is a great escape for guitarists, and great fun for anyone looking to learn to play.The OU2's concert size offers an easier playing fretboard for those used to guitar, or those with adult sized hands when compared to the standard soprano sized. The OU2's sound is crisp but warm with good accoustic volume for such a small package.Over all, this is a great instrument at an exceptional price, infinite fun for any musician whether a long-time pro or a beginner (heck, even my 2 1/2 year old son loves to play it, but remember although this is a small and delicate instrument at a low price, this is NOT A TOY, it is the real thing!), great for all kinds of musical experimentation.

     
    4.0

    OU2 CONCERT UKULELE

    By mauigirl

    from orange county california

    Comments about Oscar Schmidt OU3 Concert Ukulele:

    Very handsome instrument. Wish it came with better strings. Managed to tune but will be awhile before it holds its tune.

     
    5.0

    Very handsome with great sound

    By MaryLou

    from Huntington Beach, CA

    Comments about Oscar Schmidt OU3 Concert Ukulele:

    The pearl inlay on the edges usually comes on much higher priced ukuleles. It is a very handsome uke, and people remark on it's beauty. After two years of playing, and about an hour a day, I still have the first set of strings, and can go as long as a month before needing to retune. The sound is strong and inviting. Even in the higher frets, the sound is pearl-like and clear.

    (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Intonation

    By Top Choice

    from United States

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    Comments about Oscar Schmidt OU3 Concert Ukulele:

    This is a nice looking thing with poor intonation. Hang it up on the wall and it will look good!

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