Millar TM-240 All Solid Mahogany Concert Ukulele Matte Finish #1
We have nothing but love for the Millar TM-240 concert ukulele. It's a no frills, all solid mahogany concert ukulele modelled on the early Martin ukuleles of the 1920s... It's a fantastic homage. It is so warm and comforting that I am fairly sure just having it in your home would save on your heating bill this winter.
From their family run workshop in Taiwan, Millar are really pushing the boat out. They're changing our expectations for ukuleles at this price point and delivering instruments that look and feel similar to Big Island, Pono and Imua.
The attention to detail, wood selection and excellent craftsmanship places Millar as worthy competition to the Rebels and Opios of the world - not something we say lightly about a ukulele that sits in the same kind of price category as Snail, Pono and Kala!
The TM-240 doesn't have anything in the way of fancy bindings, quirky modern aesthetic or comfort features but what it lacks in artistic flair, it more than makes up for in tonal range and depth. I recorded the video below before I learned the actual price of these instruments - I wholeheartedly assumed they would be about 30% more expensive than they are.
It sounds softer, warmer and more introverted than the other Millars. It would really suit someone who wants an instrument suited to ballads or chord work. It sounds lovely and bright when you strum with your finger nail but comes to life in a jazzy sort of way when you ease into it with your thumb and the pads of your fingers.
The listing shows a typical example of these as mahogany instruments rarely look different to each other. If you would like to see photos of current stock please get in touch with us.
Solid mahogany body
Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge
Tie on style bridge
Matte open pore finish
35mm nut width, with 27mm G to A string spacing
390mm scale length
Open back geared tuners
Bone nut and saddle
D'Addario black nylon high G strings