This Sparrow soprano electric steel string travel ukulele is 100% handmade in Richmond, VA, USA!
Looking for something with great tone, easy playability, and a unique design? This is the one! This soprano ukulele is sure to stand out in a crowd.
You will love the sound and feel of this solid body steel string electric soprano ukulele! The action is smooth and low and the intonation is spot on. This instrument sports a set of Steinberger gearless high ratio tuners making the tuning stability rock solid and easy to dial in.
The body shape is exotic, but the aesthetic is traditional. The neck and body are Walnut and the fingerboard is a nice straight grain Patagonia Rosewood. The 2-way truss rod ensures perfect relief and neck angle under any circumstances.
The pickup is hand built and wound in-house to our specs! The Alnico V magnets yield a rich and touch sensitive tone and exceptional clarity. This model sports a “humbucker” which provides noise free operation and thick tone. Pulling out on the tone knob engages “single coil split” mode which yields crystalline single coil tones and bell-like chime. The “resistance dropping” circuit lowers the 500k potentiometer value (typically perfect for humbucking pickups) to about 290K, which is much more suitable for a single coil pickup. This provides an even more accurate approximation of single coil tone!
The body is designed for ergonomics, comfort and portability. The cutaway allows for easy access to the highest frets and the arm lean on the top ensures maximum comfort. The belly cut on the back makes this electric ukulele perfectly suited for standing or seated performance.
All Sparrow ukuleles are strung with our custom selected set of GHS strings to ensure the perfect balance of feel, playability, ergonomics, tone and intonation. This uke comes standard with Low G tuning, but if you would prefer high G, just let us know and we will set it up for that.
The action is low and light and this uke will come out of the box set up and ready to shred!
Woods: Walnut neck and body. Patagonia Rosewood fingerboard and Walnut bobbins
Strings: Gcea (low G) GHS flat wound custom set: .032, .022, .016, .012. Want high G tuning? Just let us know, no problem.
Electronics: The controls are standard volume and tone. The Alnico 5 magnet hand wound, custom designed pickup has 6500 turns (per coil) of 42 gauge copper wire and has a resistance of about 7 ohms. This gives the pickup a warm, organic tone that reacts nicely to picking nuance. All the bridge saddles are properly grounded to provide the quietest operation possible.
This pickup is wired for “coil splitting”. To access this feature, simply pull out on the tone knob and it will engage a switch that deactivates half of the pickup providing a much more “single coil” tone.
Truss Rod: Two way adjustable truss rod.
Fretboard Radius: Flat
Bridge: We use individual string saddles to allow for optimum string spacing for the best feel and performance. The bridge saddles have individually adjustable intonation screws as well as standard height adjustment.
Nut: The nut is hand carved out of bone.
Tuners: 20:1 ratio Steinberger gearless tuners
This model comes with 2 strap buttons installed and is ready to rock!