This ukulele uses custom gauge steel strings and has a magnetic single coil pickup, very much like a small electric guitar! Sparrow electric ukuleles are set up for low action and easy playability. This makes the conversion from standard ukulele strings to steel strings easier and more comfortable!
The Sparrow Cherry Concert solid body electric ukulele sports a custom wound single coil pickup, Cherry body, Bocote fingerboard, and a Mahogany neck. The pickup bobbin is Walnut with Alnico V magnets.
The fingerboard inlays are black acrylic and the side dots are white PVC.
The single coil pickup has a glassy and singing quality with a bluesy mid-range bite. It is very touch sensitive and responds nicely to picking nuance. This custom hand wound pickup is capable of everything from crystal clear, bell like clean tones to searing distorted leads! The controls are Volume and Tone.
The body has a belly cut which make it very ergonomic to hold and play. The contoured cutaway provides effortless access to the highest frets and gives the uke a modern flavor.
The neck is smooth and fast. The nut is hand carved bone. The tuners are low backlash 15:1 ratio and provide easy tuning and great stability.
The action is low and smooth and this model is set up for High G tuning, but we can easily put a Low G on it if that is your preference.
Strings: High G tuning. D’addario nickel wound custom set: .012, .017, .024, .012. Want Low 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 7500 of 42 gauge copper wire and has a resistance of about 5 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.
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: 14:1 ratio geared tuners.
This model comes with 2 strap buttons installed and is ready to rock!