Qty:1
Oscar Schmidt by Washburn... has been added to your Cart

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$94.77
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: Total Music Source
Add to Cart
$94.95
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: Proaudiostar
Add to Cart
$89.00
+ $7.95 shipping
Sold by: 8th Street Music
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Oscar Schmidt by Washburn OU3 Concert Ukulele
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Oscar Schmidt by Washburn OU3 Concert Ukulele

by OSI

List Price: $149.99
Price: $94.57 & FREE Shipping. Details
You Save: $55.42 (37%)
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
  • Select spruce top with rosewood back/sides
  • 16-fret rosewood fingerboard
  • Abalone rosette and binding
  • Die-cast chrome tuning machines
  • Soprano (standard) sized ukulele
11 new from $89.00 2 used from $70.00

Artist Gear Store
Artist Gear Store
Play like the pros in our new Gear Store fueled by D'Addario. Check out preferred gear for top Artists like Glenn Kotche, The Band Perry, Joe Satriani, and many more. Visit the Gear Store

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Buy Used and Save: Buy a Used "Oscar Schmidt by Washburn OU3 Concert Ukulele" and save 53% off the $149.99 list price. Buy with confidence as the condition of this item and its timely delivery are guaranteed under the "Amazon A-to-z Guarantee". See all Used offers.
  • Get a $100 Amazon.com Gift Card: Get the Discover it chrome card and get a $100.00 Amazon.com Gift Card* after your first purchase within 3 months. Learn more.

Frequently Bought Together

Oscar Schmidt by Washburn OU3 Concert Ukulele + Oscar Schmidt UB3 Concert Ukulele Gig Bag + Snark SN6 Clip-On Ukulele Tuner
Price for all three: $124.96

Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 14 x 4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0002GLMIQ
  • Item model number: OU3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,451 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 13, 2004

Product Description

Product Description

Beautifully adorned in abalone and exotic rosewood, this uke will be a family heirloom

Amazon.com

This soprano uke is beautifully adorned in abalone and exotic rosewood. With its select spruce top and rosewood back/sides, it delivers the dulcet tones you'd expect from a ukelele, and with Oscar Schmidt's precision setup you know it'll play like a charm.

Oscar Schmidt OU3
A soprano uke beautifully adorned in abalone and exotic rosewood.
Soprano Ukeleles

There are four common types of ukes out there: soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone. The soprano--or standard--was the original, and is the smallest sized uke. It provides plenty of sweetness and that instantly recognizable ukulele sound.

Oscar Schmidt OU3 Rosette
Abalone rosette and binding.
Oscar Schmidt OU3 Tuners
Chrome die-cast tuning machines.
The Oscar Shmidt OU3 Soprano Ukulele

The OU3 features a select spruce top and rosewood back and sides, both of which look striking through the natural gloss finish. The abalone binding and rosette are the visual icing on the cake.

The OU3 boasts a 16-fret rosewood fretboard to match the back and sides, with die-cast chrome tuning machines to keep your tuning in check.

Oscar Schmidt instruments feature a lifetime warranty, and each ukulele is inspected and adjusted in the USA by a skilled technician--your assurance for smooth fret ends, precision low action and resonant sound quality.

About Oscar Schmidt Musical Instruments

The Oscar Schmidt Company was founded in 1871 and incorporated in 1911. By the early 1900s, the company had five factories in Europe and a factory on Ferry Street in Jersey City. They made all kinds of stringed instruments, guitars, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, zithers, and Autoharps.

The company prospered through the early 1920s. Oscar Schmidt instruments were sold in many rural parts of the country where no music stores existed. Salesmen distributed the products far and wide, making them available in general, small town furniture and dry goods stores. Country guitar pickers and blues musicians living in areas of the South and in Appalachia, far from the city, frequently played Oscar Schmidt instruments because they were both inexpensive and available locally. But equally important, they were often chosen solely on merits of their superior tone and volume.

Today at Oscar Schmidt, premium woods, quality hardware and modest prices create an ideal instrument. Each is inspected and adjusted in the USA by a skilled technician, your assurance for smooth fret ends, precision low action and resonant sound quality. Unequalled standards in easy playing comfort and tone response creates the perfect value... Oscar Schmidt.

OU3 Specs
  • Size: Soprano
  • Top: Select Spruce
  • Back/Sides: Rosewood
  • Binding: Abalone
  • Rosette: Abalone
  • Frets: 16
  • Nut/Saddle: ABS
  • Finish: Natural Gloss
  • Tuners: Die-Cast


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Dont hesitate, buy it.
Steve
Now, it will hold tuning for several hours.
Arthur H. Neill
Overall, it looks good and sounds great.
Online shopper

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By C66Master on September 28, 2005
The Oscar Schmidt/Washburn 0U3 ukulele has been revised in 2005 and it is crucial that you get the one featuring the sealed tuners, the strings are looped around the bridge and the word "Aloha" is featured on the headstock. The one I received from Musician's Friend (who do get a "5" out of 5 with their great service, etc...) did not include any of those features and suffered accordingly. I have returned it with instructions to send me a recent model or refund my money.

Volume-wise it was above average, the plastic nut was a touch high and finish flaws were more than what you'd expect on a Chinese instrument made in recent times. The shell inlay was nice, frets a bit rough on the edges but not protruding.

The nut, in my opinion, should be replaced with a real bone nut ($3.50 in parts and who knows how much for a tech to do it for you). The saddle likewise. With the tone as good as it is with the plastic parts, the bone parts should take it to the next level. The (open-geared) tuners on it backed off and the bushings were loose. It was impossible to tune to pitch - Again, the newer version has a better set of tuners on it.

For $55 less than the Applause models, I am pleased with what could be...
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Arthur H. Neill on February 1, 2006
Verified Purchase
I find this beautiful Ukekele simply wonderful. I gave it to my wife for Christmas. We both play various instruments and own fine Taylor Guitars, Yamaha and Technics Digital Ensembles and several wind instruments. This gorgeous instrument is not a toy. It holds its tuning perfectly. It took several weeks for it to settle down as is common for most new stringed instruments. Now, it will hold tuning for several hours. We are completely happy. The other reviewer must be trying to sell them at a higher price because my unit does not have the Aloha he describes and still performs beautifully. I came here looking for a case. Wish I could find one. At this price, this Ukelele is a steal.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ima E. Buyer on August 19, 2006
This is a top quality ukelele. I was a little confused re. "Oscar Schmidt" vs. "Washburn" brands since I had read one buyer was disappointed with the Oscar Schmidt he had purchased due to "open" tuning gears, etc. while another buyer reported much satisfaction with the Washburn he had purchased. Actually, Washburn apparently just makes the "Oscar Schmidt by Washburn" ukelele and the dissatisfied customer had purchased an earlier model that had the open tuners, etc. The one I bought was the later model with the closed tuners. It is a really beautiful instrument. I thought, however, I was getting the U13 model, which is supposed to have a solid spruce top. They sent a U3, which apparently has a laminated top. I've heard pros and cons, however, about the two types so am just keeping the one I received. For anyone wanting a really top end ukelele I would highly recommend this instrument. Just be sure you're getting the later model, however.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jesse L. Bower on April 10, 2013
Verified Purchase
So I love this ukulele, but the only problem that I have is that it is advertised as a concert size ukulele but upon further review I found it to be a soprano sized one, so I'm really dissapointed in that aspect of it, maybe I'm just misinformed but I was really interested in getting a Concert size over the Soprano. I'm also curious if the concert size replacement strings I purchased will work on this size Uk.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Joseph on May 10, 2010
Verified Purchase
Excellent sound, more than enough as a starting ukulele, glossy finish is a plus, tuning heads are nice and sturdy. The first few days it kept going out of tune, normal for a stringed instrument, after a few weeks, the strings settled in and barely went out of tuned, if anything it changes minimally. Good clear sound, perfect for traveling, the strings that came stock with it are good. excellent product.

regarding the other reviews,
mine has the "aloha" on the headstock and good tuning heads, the chances of you purchasing one of the 0U3s from before it had been revised in 2005, is probably very low, plus its been 5 years already.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bill Peterson on November 6, 2013
Verified Purchase
I am on my third Oscar Schmidt OU3 Concert Uke. The first one I ordered was a fine little uke with closed tuners. The problem is that I ordered another one for a friend and it came with open tuners that just won't stay tuned. Tune it and it immediately goes out of tune. I read another review about someone who had the same problem and it is an older version that had open tuners. I sent it back and asked for one with closed tuners. My friend anxiously awaited the new one so she could play along with me. When it arrived today, however, it is an old version with open tuners.

I was reasonable about the first one with open tuners that I received and simply sent it back. I asked for one with closed tuners. Apparently no one received the message or cared.

Lesson learned. From now on I'll buy another brand and hope for better luck. Maybe I'll go to a local music store and pay a little more but know what I'm getting. I saw some Fishuku ukes that sounded real good and were nicely made. They cost more but I'll know what I'm getting.

Don't waste your time ordering one of these ukes because you will probably get one with open tuners and it won't stay in tune long enough for a practice session. It's like a crap shoot, will you get the good one or the clinker?

I specifically told them what the problem was and they obviously didn't pay attention or care to make it right.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews