aNueNue ukuleles take a long time to make. This is not only the result of painstaking craftmanship on behalf of the luthier team involved. aNueNue woods are air dried and aged for up to 5 years prior to use. They are graded and the best of the best cuts go towards the Bird Series ukuleles. So, when you pick up a UT200 ukulele, you are picking the better half a decades' worth of preparation and attention to detail. You are picking up unparalleled professionalism.
aNueNue Moonbirds are completely solid instruments. The top is solid Swiss Moon Spruce, a tree native to high altitudes of Switzerland and historically felled in accordance to the lunar cycle and its relationship to sap flow. I won't go into the science because, well, it's above my pay grade. Long story short, this selection of Spruce is incredibly rich and opens into complex tonal variety as it the wood matures. It is a highly sought after top for guitars and ukuleles. The grain is extraordinarily thin and can just be made out upon close inspection. Its milky almond hue pairs excellently with the Spalted Maple rosette.
Next stop is the back and sides, made from solid Indian Rosewood. The finish is gloss, but satin Mahogany is used for the back of the neck and headstock. A good choice as I find a satin finish particularly on the neck provides the smoothest movement up and down the fretboard. The UT200 also has a depressed neck, opposed to the classic half circle, which gives a little more wiggle room.
The sound is crisp, strong, and well balanced, toward the mellower side for Spruce. The highs do not dominate but perfectly compliment the instrument's range. It feels fun to play, yet at the same time delicate and contemplative, which I think was aNueNue's intention. The Moonbird is an instrument that will last a lifetime and see you through the ups and downs and all the moments between.
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Included add ons
StringsaNueNue Black Water Fluorocarbons
ElectronicsaNueNue Air Active Pickup
Colours & Materials
TopSolid Moon Spruce
Back/SidesSolid Indian Rosewood
SoundholeSpalted Maple Rosette
Nut & SaddleBone
What you get with your ukulele:
Your choice of ukulele bag between 18 options
A complete set of spare strings to back you up
Tuner with LCD display to always give you that sweet sweet sound
Adjustable soft cotton ukulele strap for perfect balance and comfort
68 page ukulele book to guide you through your practice
6-pack of custom designed ukulele felt picks for the classic mellow tone
Foldable A3 chart with 156+ chords to give you quick reminders
A set of fretboard "learn to play" stickers to guide you in your first days
Self-inking ukulele chord stamp
Gold plated ukulele bookmark so your uke’s always on your mind
Ultra-soft microfiber cleaning cloth so your uke is always stunning
Organic cotton bag for your accessories to take them all with you
30-min lesson over skype with a pro to point you in the right direction
Plus 16 tips & tricks emails to keep you motivated and learning with over the shoulders video tutorials.
This is a fantastic instrument. The workmanship is superb, and this is matched by the sound. I restrung the uke with a low G, as my primary interest is playing fingerstyle instrumentals, and I have not been disappointed. The tone is both balanced, and full. The pick-up is excellent, it reproduces the acoustic sound with great clarity. It comes with a case which, again, is characterised by workmanship of the highest quality. One question, do Clearwater make a low G set of strings? I like their strings, but have been unable to acquire a low G set. I'll keep looking. Great instrument. Love it. I have played it every day since it arrived.