NOTE/UPDATE: This package is no longer available. As soon as a review was posted on gotaukulele.com, it sold out in minutes. To those of you who bought one…congratulation…it is a heck of a bargain! If I ever see anything like this again, I will post about it.
Some of my followers are sick of the ukulele posts. I understand that, and I have been attempting to keep those posts on a separate page.
That said, something has come to my attention, and I need to spread the word as it has a deadline.
Here’s the deal…if you have any interest in the ukulele, or are a teacher who wants to order ukuleles, there is a company called Enya (that may be “rebranding” to “Hankey”) that is selling a soprano ukulele package to people in the United States for $28.99 through August 15th. It is normally $129.
Normally, any ukulele under $50 has massive flaws that you have to work around to get them to work. This involves setting up the ukulele, dealing with quality issues, and so on.
Enya is making a high tech product at low costs–and this price is promotion to spread their name.
So…a little bit about this ukulele…it is made of high-pressure laminate (HPL), with the same material as a Martin HPL ukulele. The Martin soprano OX series sells for $339 new. The Enya (its model designation is “EUR-X1”) is a camp-styled ukulele (round) with a radius fretboard, unbelievable setup (great action!), gig bag, tuner, etc. To be honest, you can’t buy a gig bag, tuner, and ukulele strap (and more) for $29. It arrives packaged like an Apple product. The bad parts? The ukulele is a quieter ukulele (still sounds very nice), the bridge is set very low on the small body, and the strings are not great (low tension–I replaced them with Martin 600 strings). I also think the nut is a little sharp, and you need to use the included strap to hold it based on the location of the bridge. But again…$29 for a instrument that is worth more than its usual $129.
I don’t want to say any more, but if you want to read more, head over to my other blog, ukestuff.info. I have videos there, too.
So…here’s the deal…if you have any interest in a ukulele…or think you ever would…this is a ukulele to buy while it is $29. It is a ukulele to consider at its normal price of $129. It is a no-brainer at $28.99 (if you have Prime, it is free shipping). Really….if you ever think you want a ukulele…this is the time to strike. This deal isn’t coming back, and it ends 8/15/17.
If you have been looking for ukuleles for a school…this is a great option. Can you get your school to scramble quickly enough in the summer to order some?
I had some fund raising money available and bought 10 more that arrive today…as HPL instruments (they should not be impacted by weather–although the strings still can suffer), they will be put in our library for students to check out and take home. Oh, and if you order some for a school, remember that you can buy Aquila KIDS strings in bulk sets of 20 at a very affordable price directly from Aquila. Contact them (e-mail) and they will help you.
If you want to buy it yourself (searching through Amazon), you can do so by searching “Enya 21 inch ukulele kit.”
If you would like to buy it through a referral link and send $0.80 my direction (small commission on referral sales!), use this Amazon link. Please spread the word.
(For the record, I have referred 7 of these so far, resulting in a massive payout of $6.50! I’ll try not to spend it in one place).
So…I apologize for the ukulele post…but there are times that you need to spread the word!