We're really impressed with the new Flight Victoria electro acoustic concert ukuleles. If you're searching for a concert ukulele under £400 with a solid spruce top you are absolutely 100% spoiled for choice. Snail, Ohana, Freshman and many more offer great choices and Kala offer about 8-10 different models right now too such is the depth of choice out there.
The question is, which to choose and Flight are doing a fantastic job of making their case! The Flight Victoria concert ukulele has a satin finish which produces a bit more of the lower mid frequencies than a gloss ukulele and if you are a fingerpicker, the overall tone is just a bit more earthy and refined... A bit more American folk and a bit less Hawaiian.
The back and sides are laminate acacia which is extremely pretty and practical because the top does such a great job of giving you a wide ranging and throaty tone.
What Flight are doing better than the competition right now is providing a good amount of deluxe aesthetic and comfortable details that should add 30-40% to the price but don't. In this incredible instrument, you get a slotted headstock, a scoop cutaway, and an armrest. You even get a Flight branded padded bag to help keep your uke safe. It also happens to come with a fantastic undersaddle piezo pickup that seems to sound good through anything we plug it in here at the store.
Well done Flight, we're really impressed!
Solid spruce top
Laminate acacia back and sides
Artec undersaddle piezo pickup
Unique looking fretboard inlays
Ebony fingerboard and armrest
Bone nut and saddle
35mm nut width
Clear fluorocarbon strings
Note: The Flight Ukuleles are a fantastic choice at this particular price point because they often offer extra features and striking wood that defy the expectations of this price. However, they do suffer from cosmetic flaws and small finish defects like other Chinese made production instruments. We do our best to capture major issues but you may find some small imperfections on close inspection that cannot be avoided.