Sound Technology introduces new all-solid range, as well an affordable koa laminate model.
The OU220 Concert (£269, pictured) and OU240 Tenor (£279) models feature ribbon striped and solid quartersawn mahogany tops, backs and sides with a satin finish. They offer a mozaic rope rosette and top binding, a 19-fret flame nyatoh neck with ebony headstock and bridge and the pearl logo and fingerboard, along with the pearl snowflake inlay, complement the instrument design.
The ukes feature deluxe Grover GH305 tuners with ebonite buttons and NuBone nut and saddle. Deluxe hard shell case is included.
The OU250 BELL (£249) is a reissue of the vintage Washburn 'bell' shape ukulele – popular in the 1920s. It includes a solid trembles top, back and sides, with ivory cellulose body binding, abalone logo, rosette and fret dot inlays. The ukulele has deluxe Grover GH305 tuners with ebonite buttons and a NuBone nut and saddle. Deluxe hard shell case included.
The OU280 (£576) features a solid top, back and sides of Hawaiian koa. The gloss instrument is equipped with a 19-fret ebony fingerboard with abalone vine inlay, headstock logo, rosette, top binding and back strip inlay. Gold Grover mini-rotomatic deluxe GH305 tuners complement the koa headstock. A deluxe hard shell case included.
Hawaiian koa models are now available in the more affordable laminate series, in the form of the OU5 Concert (£144) and OU6 Tenor (£174). Both feature select Hawaiian koa top, back and sides, abalone rosettes and binding, and Grover chrome tuners. In addition, the OU5LCE (£210) is a cutaway version of the Concert ukelele, featuring an active EQ pickup system and a 19-fret neck.