UT5K - Tenor - Hawaiian Koa - Bird Ukulele

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Specs

UT5K
Acoustic
UT5KE
With aNueNue Air Air Pickup
Name
Bird UT 5K
Model
UT5K
UT5KE
Size
Tenor
Frets
20
Top
Hawaiian Koa
Side
Hawaiian Koa
Back
Hawaiian Koa
Construction
All Solid
Headplate
Ebony
Machine Head
aNueNue Custom
Neck
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Nut / Saddle
Buffalo Bone
Fretboard
Ebony
Inlays
Abalone Dot Inlays
String
aNueNue Black Water Strings
Finish
High Gloss
Rosette
Abalone & Spalted Maple
Binding
Flame Maple
Gigbag
Blue Hardcase

Gallery

Music Video

  • Feng E - Silence In The Storm
    UT5K - Tenor
  • Feng E - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    US5K - Soprano
  • Feng E - Jaguar
    UC5K - Concert
  • Feng E - Silence In The Storm
    UT5K - Tenor
  • Feng E - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    US5K - Soprano
  • Feng E - Jaguar
    UC5K - Concert

Hightlights

Luthier
We met luthier Mitsuta Morihiko through Kyas - a world renowned ukulele artist. Mitsuta was born in Kure, Japan and started making ukuleles in 2001. Mitsuta's Mount Fuji-voiced brace design produces clear and warm ukulele tones. His unique design and perfection to work attracts top ukulele players.
Wood
Bird UT 5K used Hawaiian Koa as a top, back and side wood.

Hawaiian Koa - Hawaiian Koa is native to Hawaii, and famous for its exquisite appearance. This type of tonewood is influenced by the age of the tree, the soil and even the level of elevation it grows in. These variances create darker grain patterns adding horizontal and vertical texture; and this color and striping creates the 3D like curly, tiger, flame appearance. When played, Koa produce a sweet warm mid-range and thicker luscious highs. With time Koa will unleash comprehensively stunning warmer overtone.

Top, back and sides are all solid wood. aNueNue uses wood that has been naturally air dried wood and are season for many years before even being put into production. All our solid woods are used for our high end pieces. All aNueNue’s solid wood pieces require time to open up and will develop an overall distinguished more complex harmonic tone quality.
Details
The rosette with Spalted-Maple, and abalone heart inlay was designed for the elegant look. The Flame Maple binding was added for better protection to the body.
Headstock
The 5K Koa Bird Series has classical headstock design made with a ebony veneer in abalone heart logo. The Japanese Gotoh custom tuners with 1:15 gear ratio for precise tuning.
Fretboard
Ebony is a hard dense tone wood with silky smooth feeling. It's a stable wood to be a fretboard, adds brightness to the tone, and faster attack. Fretboard has abalone heart inlays. The 20-frets design allows for endless tonal possibilities.
Bridge / Saddle
The ebony bridge helps support the string tension. The buffalo bone for the nut which is very hard and articulate. This helps the strings to vibrate and to have a deep resonance. The compensated saddle designed to provide the accurate intonation and produce the correctly pitched note.
Others
String / Gigbag / Pickup
The aNueNue Black Water strings are made of black fluorocarbon from Japan. The tone is rich and clear. The medium tension for fingerstyle, warmer treble sounding.
aNueNue Bird Ukulele Hardshell Case is made of laminated hard wood, cover with artificial blue leather. Interior is designed with silver crush velvet. With 20mm of thickness for extra protection. IThere's also a side handle to make it easy for carry.
aNueNue Air Air Dual Pickup system is design in HD to reproduce the purest, and dynamic sound of instrument. Air Air is friendly to use with simple (Vol) and (Mic) control. HD integrated circuit preamp design delivers low distortion, super low noise, and wide dynamic range. Low power operation with a CR2032 coin battery.