Collings UC3 K Koa
As with everything that comes out of the Colling shop, lots of homework and research have gone into their line of ukuleles. This Collings UC3 is built with beautiful custom Light Flame Koa. 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 Pegheads. 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.
This one has a lovely set of Koa on it. Don't you love it?
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Koa
Back Wood: Koa
Nut Width: 1 3/8"
Inlays: Ivoroid Dots
Rosette: Abalone with wood nitrite strip rosette
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Rosewood 12" Fingerboard radius
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 1.73"
Tuners: Geared Tuning Pegs
Purfling: Black/white purfling
Body Binding: Ivoroid binding with black/white purfling
Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid
Headstock Binding: Ivoroid
Headstock Shape: Bound "Haircut" headstock
Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
Headstock Inlay: Ivoroid Collings Logo
Neck Profile: "C" shape neck
Body Depth: 2 13/16"
Lower Bout Width: 7 1/2"
Body Length: 12"
Total Length: 24"
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: High-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Misc. 2: Narrow 18% nickel-silver fretwire