Freshman UKLMAPEC All Solid Fishman Electro Concert Ukulele
This is an all solid concert electro from Freshman's new Lono series. They've won multiple awards for their guitars, and are applying that expertise to their ukulele range, using the top quality materials they apply to their top end guitars. In the case of this UKLKMAPEC concert, the top is AAA grade Engelmann spruce, with a beautiful flamed maple back and sides - also solid wood.
The specification plus points don't end at the tonewood choices though, with abalone inlays and maple binding featured, gold Grover tuners and a slotted headstock. In many ways the set up and playability is unremarkable - only in that it just feels familiar. An average neck profile and a 35mm nut width. Nothing to complain about here, it is something you can pick up and play without anything unusual to get used to.
As you'd expect with the solid spruce top, there's plenty of attack, volume, projection and punch - which has a mellow edge. The supplied Aquila strings have been replaced by us with clear Fluorocarbons, which give better sustain and more interesting colour in the higher reaches of the neck.
Of course, you can plug in too with the fitted Fishman active pre-amp and pickup, with tone and volume controls located just inside the soundhole.
An excellent hard case is included with this Freshman uke.