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blackbird clara concert ukulele

definitely a piece of high-tech, engineered and produced in usa. the folks at blackbird really spent some thoughts on that one and came up with great engineering and sound without using a single bit of wood and still sustainable. from a price point this is significantly above middle class: rsp 1295 usd plus shipping. not…

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mainland mahogany classic

good stuff assembled in usa. “simply beautiful” edition concert size, solid mahogany all over, rosewood fretboard and bridge, slotted headstock like a guitar – and feels amazingly light with only 504g. my first glossy one. no other bling though; the regular edition comes with a nice rope binding on body and around the soundhole. worth…

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flea m-42

a real beater ukulele made in usa: body and fretboard made from plastic, maple neck, thin (1.5mm) 3-layer laminate soundboard. seems to be almost indestructible and weighs 486g. the green colour is for a private reason… came with aquila nylgut strings which i soon replaced with ken middleton’s excellent living water strings. i don’t really…

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ukuMele acacia concert I

built in the same factory as koa pili koko somewhere in asia these ukuleles are sold by a small german online merchant under the brand name “ukuMele”. i got one of the very first series, still labelled as koa pili koko on the inside and headstock. the branding on the headstock was removed in the…

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