We’re absolutely delighted to stock a whole new range of ukes from Uma. They’re really beautifully made with attention to detail and an eye for a nice aesthetic. This model really made my eyes widen when I unboxed it. The solid acacia has a really gorgeous figuring to it, the abalone purfling is nicely blingy and the maple rosette is really classy. It’s almost like Uma have taken the blueprint of the great Hawaiian makers and copied lots of the best bits – at about a quarter of the price!
Soundwise these are just what you would expect from acacia (very similar to koa.) They have a bright and bubbly sound with a really nice touch of complexity to the tone. This is helped by the Flurocarbon strings.
To my mind what makes these really stand out it the comfort of these whilst playing. The action (string height) at the nut is the lowest I’ve seen abs yet there are no problems with buzzing and the tone remains good. No more stressing about that Bb chord!
To top it all off these come with a really good quality bespoke padded gigbag.