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On first impressions you can't help but be struck by the ergonomic design of this tenor ukulele. It's only a slight variant on the traditional look, but with the flat shoulders and slightly wider body it appears to be a pleasing modern take on an old design. It is very easy on the eye and feels as comfortable as you could wish for.
The mahogany top, back and sides produce a full warm tone that belies the fact that it has a laminate table. It's fitted with Aquila strings and geared machines that maintain tuning accuracy and the bone nut and saddle transfer the sound effectively straight into the body of the instrument. With such an immediate resonance and depth of tone, you'd be hard-pushed to find even an inexpensive solid-top instrument that delivers such professional quality at such a reasonable price. And it comes with a bag, of course. Great value!