Collings UC1 K Koa ID-7096
Collings UC1 K Koa
As with everything that comes out of the Colling shop, lots of homework and research have gone into their line of ukuleles. The Collings UC1K is built with custom Light Flame Koa and produces a tone that is clearly defined and extremely resonant. Koa produces a warm, rich and still very defined sound – between the darker sounds of Rosewood and the clean bright sound of Maple. On the first strum, it's clear this is a serious, professional level ukulele.
Despite looking like traditional friction tuner, each of the four tuners are actually geared tuning pegs made by Pegheadz. Collings be praised, a ukulele that is easy to tune! The 4:1 gear reduction allows strings to be tuned more easily and accurately than traditional wood pegs (or Caspari-type mechanisms which require screw drivers or special keys). Tune confidently and securely with the left hand while playing open strings; even during performance! PEGHEDS tuners return the fine-tuning function to pegs. Strings slide more freely over the smooth, wide nut than over the comparatively sharp edge of the bridge, where stress is concentrated and equilibrium of tension on either side is more difficult to achieve.
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Specifications:Expected Arrival: 2013-6
Shipping Weight: 47
Top Wood: Koa
Back Wood: Koa
Nut Width: 1 3/8"
Inlays: Ivoroid Dots Fingerboard Inlays
Rosette: Tortoise and wood nitrite strip rosette
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Indian Rosewood 12" Fingerboard radius
Nut Material: Bone
Tuners: Pegheds tuners with 4:1 ratio
Body Binding: None
Headstock Shape: Unbound traditional "Single-Point" headstock
Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Body Depth: 2 13/16"
Lower Bout Width: 7 1/2"
Body Length: 11"
Total Length: 24
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Satin Finish
Misc. 2: Satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Misc. 3: Mortise and tenon neck joint
Misc. 4: Narrow 18% nickel-silver fretwire