The Rebel Creme Brulee Concert Solid Mango Slimline Ukulele in gigbag #1
The creme brulee concert ukulele is made of some really gorgeous, eccentric looking mango wood and has a look that feels striking but still understated. The creme brulee has no binding or fancy cosmetic detail except for the geometric-esque fret dots.
You know by looking at the wood on this ukulele that you are paying for a well finished ukulele made of good select woods, with good hardware and you get a really sugary, bright mellow note out of this ukulele. Somehow, it still cuts through if you strum it. The slimline body of the creme brulee also gives the instrument a slightly tighter sound than the double creme.
Phil and I fell madly in love with Rebel at the 2019 NAMM show and we were delighted to be able to share the Rebel experience with our colleagues and customers when opening the delivery for the first time. There isn't a bad or mediocre ukulele in the range - just well made ukes you will want to play every time you open the bag.
Sure, the bag is a bit flamboyant and won't be to everyone's taste - but at least you'll always know where you put your Rebel!
Pictures show actual instrument you will receive.
Size: Slimline Concert
Body depth at bottom bout: 46mm
Top, Back and Sides: Solid Mango
Fretboard: 13 frets to body, 18 total
37mm Nut width with 27mm G to A string spacing
Nut & Saddle: TUSQ
Fretboard & Bridge: Ebony
Fret Markers (Rebel Signature): Maple Inlay
Fret Stripe: Ebony
Tuners: Gotoh Planetary Tuners
Strings: Clear Fluorocarbon High G
Rebel Print Padded bag included
These ukuleles sound and feel brilliant. The Rebel ukuleles are very modern feeling and looking in a way that reminds us of the aNueNue's. They also have a touch of Imua/Kiwaya/Takumi's traditional, thinner body stylings but with a nice slick feeling neck.
We shouldn't be surprised how good these ukes are given that Rebel are the manufacturers of KoAloha's Opio line - truly these ukes seem to take some of the popular stylings of other brands and put them together to make something new and extremely exciting.