I was so chuffed to get hold of one of these. For many years I’ve belonged to various ukulele forums and these always come up with glowing reviews as great low cost alternatives to vintage Martin baris. They were made in the 60s and 70s in Brazil and we’re respected by some great players over the years. They are laminate in construction rather than solid mahogany but that doesn’t stop them sounding just like the real thing with a mellow and deep bari tone. It also makes them fairly indestructible and though this has scratches and marks all over as you’d expect from an instrument 50-60+ years old, it has no cracks and is structurally sounds. It plays beautifully with a surprisingly low action.
It has a comfortable deep C shaped solid mahogany neck, brass frets and geared tuners (I have a feeling these aren’t the originals but I could be wrong – they work great.)
There’s no case with this one but it’s a great old uke with a lovely history and gorgeous tone.