I've wanted a Gretsch for a long time. Wasn't sure from various reviews whether I'd be happy with one. Color me happy! Finish is inconsistent, but to me it gives it a bit of an old-timey look. Saddle is a bit high, which made me assume the pitch would be off, but so far not at all. I love concert size, but longneck soprano is coming waaaay up in my book. Glad I got this one. Uke #26 and it's a keeper! Long live UAS!