Acacia is from the Koa family of tonewoods. Besides having a beautiful grain pattern, it offers a warm and mellow traditional "Island" sound and appearance. The Riptide UC-11NS Acacia Concert Ukulele ... Read More
Acacia is from the Koa family of tonewoods. Besides having a beautiful grain pattern, it offers a warm and mellow traditional "Island" sound and appearance. The Riptide UC-11NS Acacia Concert Ukulele also features Abalone binding around the body and an Abalone Rosette around the front sound port. The beautiful satin finish completes the traditional look and is resistant to fingerprints and smudging. The Riptide two-port design directs the tone to both the audience and the player for a truly omni-directional sound. All Riptide ukuleles come equipped with the highest quality Aquila Nyglut strings.
Case sold separately.
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I've had my Riptide concert uke for about two months, and it is a beautiful instrument with a great sound. I had to reach inside with some glue to finish attaching one of the back crossmembers, no big deal, but the main reason I gave it a 3 star rating involves the frets. The edges of the frets were left rough like they were just cut and installed, and when they catch your strumming fingers repeatedly you bleed and your finger gets really sore. I plan on using some 600 grit sandpaper to smooth them out, hopefully that will remedy the problem. I do love the looks and sound of it, I would run my finger along the sides to check for sharp edges on the frets before i made a purchase.
Ok so last night my wife says what is this gap in the body from the bridge to the base? I said "WHAT"!!! It appears the butt joint where the two pieces were glued in the middle didn't take or was lacking glue. I am really bummed because the grain on this one is really unique. It doesn't rattle or vibrate and isn't too noticeable so I'm going to hold on to it for a bit and see what happens. I did go in to see if I could exchange but they did not have the same model. I almost forked out an extra $100 and grabbed the Fender Mino'Aka Koa Acoustic Electric
I bought this Uke as a gift to myself for Christmas! The salesman said he liked it so I checked on the internet and did not find too much info about this particular Ukelele. I was looking at an inexpensive model since it was my first. I went back to the store about 4 times and finally got the UC11NS. As far as I know it is a really nice sounding instrument. I've played around 6 hours with it and have learned many chords and several songs. Piano experience probably helped with this a bit. Finish is nice, wood looks really nice and I like the sound. The tuners don't seem to be mounted that solidly to the headstock as they use only one screw to attach plate to headstock. It's starting to hold it's tune now also. I'll give another review in a few weeks or so.