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Korala UKC-310LE Left Handed Electro Concert Ukulele

3UCK310LE

£189.99

Korala UKC-310LE Left Handed Electro Concert Ukulele

Manufacturer: Korala

3UCK310LE

£189.99

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This is purpose built left handed electro acoustic ukulele, something that has been very difficult to get hold of in the past. So often people have asked whether we can convert electro ukuleles for left handed and we've had the same answer. Yes, but your controls will be on the bottom as you play, not conveniently at the top, and any uke with an off-centre jack input is going to see the cable sticking into your armpit, rather than dangling safely off to one side. At last, a left handed electro ukulele has been made, specifically for left hand ukulele players. Just so we can change the record slightly for a change, can we just point out that this left handed electro ukulele is not suitable for converting for right handed players!

The ukulele itself is very neat and tidy and well made. There is a lot of attention to detail and it is clear the factory quality control procedures are working well. Everything neat, smooth and just as it should be. The body is made from flamed Okume, which has a similar appearance to exotic mahogany. This left handed electro ukulele looks similar to a Kala KA-CEM exotic mahogany concert, just with more attention to detail and a neater finish. The uke has nice tortoiseshell style binding and a very smooth rosewood fingerboard, Aquila strings and decent closed, geared machine heads.

While for a long time we've specialised in converting left handed ukuleles, this is the first one we've had to review that is specifically made for left handed players. And, though we love lefties, we don't have one on the staff - so it was a challenge to check the sound out to see this left handed electro concert uke's full potential. However, with practice it was possible for a right hander to play competently enough to establish that the tone is nice and well balanced. It isn't really bright, and it isn't really warm, but it is nice, and crisp and even. (Try not humming Good King Wenceslas now!)

There is a built in tuner incorporated in the interface for the active pickup system, an interface which is in the right place for left handed ukulele players! This is a nice bonus to what is an excellent system, a Fishman Kula preamp with a sonicore pickup. This offers a really good representation of the sound of the uke through an amp, designed as it is, specifically for the ukulele. On Fishman's website, they talk about the three band EQ, the coin sized battery in the jack input panel and nothing if it actually works well. Well, thankfully, it does!

If you are after a left handed electro ukulele specifically made for left handed players, you'll find your choices extremely slim. But at least with the Korala UKC-310LE a good option is on the table at last.

7 - 10 days delivery