Laka VUB60EA Fretless Bass Ukulele - SHOW STOCK
First off, a bit of explanation about the price! This is a very neatly and well made electro acoustic bass, with Aquila strings and Fishman preamp and pickup (with built-in tuner). It's official retail price is £269, and while there are people who discount that, this is still £50 cheaper than anywhere I can find. So... why the deal? Well this is 'show stock'... instruments I purchased to be used in a workshop at the Ukulele Festival of Scotland. In the end, not all of them were used (some brought their own basses) and these are the ones I had left over. I need the room in my showroom and other people get a cracking bargain!
UK ORDERS ONLY PLEASE
The laminate mahogany body is nice looking, smoothly finished and is topped off by a nice abalone rosette. Into that body go the controls for the Fishman electrics, which work well (happily it's built in tuner picks up bass frequencies well - that isn't the case for every bass uke believe it or not!)
The rosewood fretless fingerboard is similarly smooth, leading up a headstock with smooth but very rugged tuners. When played acoustically, it could prove itself useful for quiet practice - but it is when it plugged in that its bold, rumbling, deep, rolling tone comes to the fore in a double-bass-like tone.