Even though the flea ukulele has a fairly good reputation, I realized recently how much better a wood instrument sounds. So I did some research and visited a few store in town. I was going to get a Ohana, probably the SK-35, but turns out Mc Cabe's had a nice sale on their Martin's this month. So I walked out with their S1 model. When I arrived home I looked it up online. Apparently the "sale" was just bringing it down to what you would pay for it online.. but that's cool with me, because I supported a local business, and no shipping fees :). And my gut guided me well: this review says nice things about it.