L.Luthier Le Maho Electro Tenor Ukulele Solid Mahogany in gigbag #1
I'm really scratching my head here trying to remember when I had to describe such a good value for money instrument as this L. Luthier tenor ukulele.
L.Luthier are a Malaysian brand which manufactures their instruments in China. They're incredible ukulele manufactures that you need to pay attention to. Think aNueNue Moonbird build quality and finish, for literally half the price!
This electro tenor ukulele model, the Le Maho, is made of solid mahogany. It has a lovely mellow and creamy sound. The response of the mahogany is in no way sluggish and it can turn its hand to most styles very nicely indeed. The sound is very well defined, clean and clear, but with a lovely warm sweetness to it.
The intonation is really very good indeed, and will allow playing accurately in any position.
The choice of woods only really goes so far towards the performance of any instrument. It would have been easy for this tenor uke to be overbuilt and quiet, but it is the opposite. The first shipment we had of these contained 3 tenors, which sold in the shop literally as we were unboxing them! Each customer was first attracted to the looks, but then fell in love with the feel, playability and the sound. A lot of credit has to go to the builders and designers at L.Luthier, who have made a brilliant instrument, which has both style and substance.
The pickup system is extremely capable too. With any piezo/mic blend system, you will find that mixing in too much of the mic can lead to distortion, but mix in around 1/3 and it adds a depth and realism to your sound which is just gorgeous.
Highly recommended! Pictures show actual instrument you will receive.
Solid mahogany top
Solid mahogany back and sides
Indian rosewood fretboard
Indian rosewood bridge
Bone nut and saddle
DERJUNG DJ326UAB-D6 open back aged look tuners
Savarez 150R clear fluorocarbon high G strings
37mm nut width with 28mm G to A string spacing
431mm scale length
Flamed maple binding
High Gloss finish
Satin finish to neck
Premium L.Luthier gig bag
LU active pickup with condenser mic/piezo blend
255mm across bottom bout
74mm body depth