I have been after this model from Anuenue for some time as a good friend of mine in the Far East was telling me how utterly exceptional they are. We finally have them in and I have to say – they were right.
The LOUT (stand for Lion Orange Ukulele Tenor) model is almost identical to the Moonbird models only is built with a cedar top which gives it a little more warmth and even more volume. The solid cedar top is stained a vivid orange and it even sparkles with subtle glitter when tilted in the light. It’s stunning. In another twist to the Moonbird the back and sides are AA grade Koa which is absolutely gorgeous. There is so much detailing on this including the beautiful maple/ebony/abalone binding which I have tried to photograph in close up. Everything is meticulous. The cutaway in neat and crisp and gives excellent reach to the upper frets.
The fingerboard and bridge are ebony and the slender neck profile, wide nut and beautifully finished frets means it plays like butter! All topped off with a deep black ebony spotted headstock and high quality geared tuners. What’s more it comes with the a deluxe hard case in (you’ve guessed it) vivid orange.
In case you can’t tell, I really like this!!