Risa ST style Electric Tenor Ukulele Cream White with free bag
Risa have been listening and have made our dreams a reality with this Strat styled electric ukulele.The joke has often been made that the Risa LP Ukuleles are as much fun as you can have with your clothes on. But, for every budding Slash that was satisfied with the LP model there was another budding Eric Clapton/Jeff Beck waiting in the wings for their own moment in the sun. That moment is now.
What they've given us is a very faithful scaling down of the classic Strat design. It has a unique single coil neck pickup and the more familiar bridge humbucker, volume/tone controls. There's also a 3 way selector switch. That means you can quickly and easily switch from searing lead sounds on the bridge pickup to chunky strumming sounds on the neck pickup and everything in between.
Made in the Czech Republic, this instrument is very well made indeed. Risa have taken great attention not just to the styling, but also to the finishing on their electric tenor ukulele. The hardware is as you would expect from Risa with high quality components. Combined with the build quality, this makes for an instrument that sounds good and is built to last.
To replace the strings, you need the top 4 strings from a standard set of 10 gauge electric guitar strings (10, 13, 16, 28 or very similar), which gives you the low G tuning. To get a high G tuning, you need an 11 gauge single string.
If you want to play in 5ths, you can also tune it like a mandolin and have fun.
Do not be put off by the removable clear film coatings on the plastic components. Underneath this film, the plastic will look brand new!
Scale length: Tenor 432 mm
Standard tuning: GCEA (low-g), strung with steel electric guitar strings
Body: Solid mahogany
Neck: Solid maple with bolt on design
Pickups: 2 handmade Risa Pickups
Electronics: 3-way-switch for pickup selection (neck, both, bridge)
Tone and volume controls
Free Risa gigbag