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Snail Ukuleles

Snail UKS-220 Rosewood Soprano Ukulele & Free Gig Bag

£89.50

Snail UKS-220 Rosewood Soprano Ukulele & Free Gig Bag

Manufacturer: Snail Ukuleles

3USSN220

£89.50

This product qualifies for free mainland UK delivery - Scottish Highlands and Islands contact us for details

The Snail UKS-220 soprano ukulele has a very pleasing combination of fine looks and a very good sound for this level of expenditure. When we first saw them, the looks obviously were the first thing to grab us, with very striking rosewood veneer and very intricate looking binding. They took some time to make their way onto our website because they proved very popular in our retail stores too - it was a problem to hang onto one long enough for the uke to make its way into our photo studio!

The soprano Snail UKS-220 certainly looksskilfully made, with a satin finish and all looking tidy inside and out. The darkness of the rosewood veneer is very nice against the very exotic looking purfling, which looks to be made from maple, ebony and rosewood. A slightly simpler pattern appears on the soundhole rosette. The neck is mahogany, the bridge is rosewood and the headstock has a rosewood cap to match the uke's body.

Aquila strings are fitted and the chromed, closed, geared tuners are smooth, and hold well.  The sound this Snail produces is well balanced, with rather good depth of tone for a soprano and naturally, an edge of brightness from the Aquila strings. Strummed, you can hear the fullness of the tone, which is admirable and reminds me of solid mahogany Ohana sopranos. There is plenty of volume, decent sustain and it compares very well to other models at this level, and significantly beyond.

You should never buy a uke just because it has a free gig bag... but, as this one looks great and sounds lovely, consider the fact that it does include a bag a big bonus!