**Once upon a time - There was a bad batch of finish. Where if there was a small variation of temperature, the finish of The Rebel Ukuleles would get finish cracks. And as it often is with my luck... I got most of that batch. Boo. Story of my life.
These thin spider cracks are sometimes subtle, sometimes prominent, and on about 50% of this batch it did not happen at all! Unfortunately, since they are an international company, there is no way for me to ship these ukuleles back to them, so they agreed I can go nuts and heavily discount them.
This one developed a few cracks on the top under the fretboard. I took a close up picture. But to see these cracks you have to hold the ukulele at an odd angle ansd really be looking for them actively. THESE ARE NOT CRACKS IN THE WOOD! The wood is actually fine and dandy. It is literally just the finish. It may develop more cracks, or stay the way it is. It will most likely stay the way it is. So do you feel lucky? Well, do ya?
Take a risk... take a gamble. Because it does save $135. And if it does get worse consider it a "vintage look". And just own the fact that although it looks funky, these are some of the BEST sounding and BEST playing ukuleles around and now you can have one for a SUPER cheap price! My loss is your gain! Once these glosses are gone I will only be stocking the matte finish as a result. So you can order those with confidence! This one also has a little bit of a finish imperfection on the headstock where it is a little scratchy, but again, it is subtle. Take a look at the pictures.**
The Rebel Ukuleles are crafted out of a unique partnership of artistry and luthiery. The design and tone of these ukuleles are exceptional!
The Cheese Cake series has the crisp, loud, bright, and resonant attack of the spruce with the warm, rich, woody punch of the mahogany back and sides! The build and lightness of this instrument gives it the nice crisp attack, even tones, and resonance that you would want out of your ukulele! It is an all around great sounding ukulele. With florocarbon strings and 4:1 ratio Gotoh UPT tuners, these ukuleles are made with only the best woods and appointments. This model has the standard thin body thickness. But it does not lack in tone. Even with a thin body, this light built ukulele sings.
The design and artistry that goes into every The Rebel ukulele is something to be noted. From the multiple wood headstock logo to the fretboard inlay, you are truly buying a playable piece of art!
It comes with a free Rebel bag and will be set up for you by me, Mim!
Specification Size: Soprano (Medium) / Top: Spruce / Back and Sides: Mahogany / Scale: 13-3/4” /
Fretboard: 12-Fret / Neck: Mahogany / Nut & Saddle: TUSQ / Headplate: Ebony / Headstock Rebel Logo: Woods inlay / Fretboard
& Bridge: Ebony /Fret Markers (Rebel Signature): Maple Inlay / Fret Stripe: Ebony / Tuners: Gotoh Planetary Tuners / Finish: High-Gloss
*International Buyers – Please Note:
Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.
Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying.