Kiwaya KTC-2 Concert Ukulele
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This beautiful Kiwaya KTC-2 ukulele is modelled on the classic Martin concert uke, with the tone and projection mimicking a vintage ukulele too.
As well as the superb quality solid mahogany body, there’s a compensated bone nut and saddle and rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Nothing unusual in the use of rosewood on a ukulele, but this stuff is polished and shaped like a piece of ornate furniture! The strings are made by Fremont and are nice and smooth on the fingers, while doing their best to imitate the classic Martin ukulele tone. I’d strongly suggest they’re tried, although not every ukulele forum ‘expert’ is fan – you should certainly make up your own mind about them. The strings, in combination with the deluxe Gotoh geared pegs (UPT planetary models) deliver very stable tuning with effortless peg turning.
There's an option to take this Kiwaya with a professional Mi-Si pickup fitted - which takes an extra week (but would make an AMAZING instrument!).
With the KTC-2, you’ll have a truly professional-grade instrument in your hands. It mimics the vintage sound brilliantly, giving you a classic tone without the drawbacks of buying a very old instrument. It is like having a beautiful old instrument in your ukulele collection, with a warranty and a perfect finish.