If you’re one of our regular readers, you’ve probably seen our other reviews of Oscar Schmidt since we review their products quite a lot. In this article, we will review the ukulele they made which is arguably one of the best ukuleles in the market.
Even though it comes with a bit of a price, we can confidently say that Oscar Schmidt OU5 is on one of the best ukuleles in the market. So, this ukulele is a great option if you’re an advanced ukulele player or a beginner one who wants to play his/her ukulele for long years.
Therefore, we highly suggest this ukulele if you have the budget for it. If this wasn’t convincing enough, you can continue reading our detailed review of Oscar Schmidt OU5 Ukulele.
Oscar Schmidt OU5 Ukulele Review
About: There is no doubt that Oscar Schmidt OU5 is one of the greatest ukuleles in the market. Even though it is a little bit pricier than the other ukuleles in the market, it is definitely worth the price if you want to buy an instrument that you can play for long years.
Features: Let’s start by mentioning that this is a concert ukulele. We can say that tconcert size is great for players of any skill or experience level, but may be more comfortable for those with a bit larger hands and fingers.
As for the material, we should say that this ukulele was made with Koa wood which is definitely one of the best materials that can be used when making ukulele. This is because Koa wood is great at producing sweetest and mellowest sound which is also the reason why people love ukulele.
It is also worth mentioning that this ukulele comes with a 15” nato neck with rosewood fingerboard which is expected considering the fact that this is a concert ukulele. We can say that Oscar Schmidt OU5 is not an ukulele that is ideal for you if you’re an advanced ukulele player, but, other than that, we’re sure that you’re going to love this instrument instantly and you can also play it for long years to come since it is a very well-built instrument.
Considering the fact that this is not a top-notch ukulele, it can take a little bit time to tune it. However, we believe that it won’t take more than a week which is pretty normal and it takes much more time with cheaper ukuleles.
The ABS is synthetic material often used for nut and saddle. While it might not be the best quality, it does not take away from the sweet and crisp sound of the uke.
Now that we talked a little bit about the material, it is a good idea to talk about the sound of Oscar Schmidt OU5 since it is the most important thing that one looks for in an instrument. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that even if you buy the most stylish ukulele in the market, it won’t be good for anything if you’re going to be able get a good sound out of it.
We can say that the sound that you can produce on Oscar Schmidt OU5 will be clear and sweet. We believe that you will be able to distinguish the sound of your ukulele from the cheaper ukuleles because the difference is very clear. As we mentioned above, the clarity in the sound mostly comes from the material of the ukulele which is Koa. So, you will be able to make great music with this product after you’re done with the tuning.
As for the design, we can say that this ukulele has a simple but great looking design which we like a lot because no one wants their ukulele to look like an electric guitar. You want your ukulele to be a little bit minimalistic and stylish and we can say that the manufacturer did a great job at providing that. So, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that you will get your money’s worth in this regard.
As we mentioned above, this is not an electric guitar, so, you will be disappointed if you expect this ukulele to come with any electronics. Other than that, if there is one negative thing that we can say about this ukulele, it is the fact that this ukulele doesn’t come with any accessories or a case. Considering the fact that this ukulele comes with a price tag that is a little bit higher than a standard ukulele. But we should mention that this ukulele comes with a set of closed-gear Grover tuners, which does a great job at holding tuning.
Conclusion: Oscar Schmidt OU5 Ukulele [2023 Review]
It is true that there are cheaper and more expensive ukuleles in the market. However, it might not the best idea to pay a more than 300 Dollars if you’re not an advanced level ukulele player. On the other hand, cheap ukuleles never produces the best sound and they might also cause all sorts of problems.
Therefore, we believe Oscar Schmidt OU5 Ukulele is one of the best ukuleles in the market that you can buy if you have the budget for it. It simple but stylish design and the robust built is definitely worth the price.
It is also worth mentioning that Martin Smith Ukulele is also great and you can take a look at its review if you want.