Richard Cross Flattie Electro Soprano Ukulele in gigbag #5017
Check out this amazing Flattie soprano ukulele from Richard Cross. With a body depth of only 25mm, this is so easy to hold and such fun to play. However, it is not just a cute little toy - it has some serious design flourishes, and very good build quality on display.
The Wittner fine tune pegs are a thing of wonder - you will never get such precision from any other machine head. Superbly precise, smooth and tactile, I love them.
The acoustic sound is actually very good indeed on this soprano. The wonderful soundhole design might well be allowing more of the top to vibrate, or it might be wizardry, but Richard has made this slimeline uke sound very much like a full bodied one.
You do have the option of plugging this uke into an amplifier should you want to. This one is fitted with a passive Artec undersaddle piezo pickup, which does sound excellent through an acoustic amp, and is very feedback resistant indeed.
In short, a very special, unique instrument which will certainly put a big smile on your face.
Solid mahogany top
Solid wenge back and sides
Rosewood fretboard and bridge
25mm body depth
Wittner 8.5:1 fine tune ukulele tuning pegs
Artec undersaddle piezo pickup installed (passive)
346mm scale length
36mm nut width with 28mm G to A string spacing
Pinned bridge design
Phenolic resin nut and saddle
D'Addario titanium EJ87S high G strings
Madarozzo gigbag customised by Richard with internal padding included
The Wittner fine tune pegs must be handled carefully if they are being removed or replaced. Do not pull them by the peg button! Simply tap the peg out from the shaft end with a composite hammer to remove them. Although it'd be a real mystery to us if you wanted to!