Flight COMET All Solid Flamed Maple/Mango GREEN Electro Acoustic Tenor Ukulele w/Gigbag
The Flight Comet ukulele range is another brave step in the right direction for Flight. Never content with standing still, Flight have been listening to the popularity of the Fireball and A10 series of ukuleles and worked to combine these two models in the most unique of ways.
You wouldn't conventionally pair maple and mango as tonewoods because the two woods are both unpredictable and striking in looks, but rarely look similar in shade or quirkiness... Although both make great 'back and sides' woods paired with a soft wood like cedar or spruce, they are just as good when used for top woods. Mango is dark and luxurious with a good amount of Island charm and personality. Maple is lighter and brighter with great separation. The result is a sweet sound without the slightly wooly nature of something like the Fireball.
Flight have been very clever giving this tenor ukulele the brightness of a maple top, stained either blue or green and paired with mango. The best of both worlds in many ways and the stained top does a great job of making them look right together! What really blew us away when we first held one was just how smooth and calm this ukulele is. It has a gentle attack with a more lush sustain and sensitive response than a Flight Fireball. The honky, darker tones of the mango are completely smoothed out and filtered by the Maple top. It's just a really unique and winning combination.
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Solid flamed maple top
Solid mango back and sides
38mm nut width
30mm string spacing at nut G to A
Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge
African mahogany neck
Black soundhole rosette and comfort edge
Double active pickup with soundhole control
Reduced weight bracing
Prowel geared tuners
Worth Brown high G GCEA strings
Bone nut and saddle
Green stain on top