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Ashton Ukulele Union Jack Design

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  • Ashton Ukelele complete with case
  • Great portable instrument to play everywhere
  • Many colours to suit everyone
  • Gear machine heads to keep you in tune
  • Colour matched bag to keep you ukelele safe.

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Colour Name: Union Jack
Technical Details
Item Weight499 g
Product Dimensions54.6 x 18.8 x 8 cm
Item model numberUKE100UNIONJACK
ColourUnion Jack
String Materialnylon
Number of Strings4
Country Produced Inchina
  
Additional Information
ASINB003YFHN9O
Best Sellers Rank 12,412 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight640 g
Date First Available4 Aug. 2010
  
 

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Colour Name:Union Jack

Product Description

A super portable way to bring the summer vibe to your next campfire sing-a-long! Our Hawaiian style Ukeleles feature geared machine heads to keep you in tune longer. They'll bring a smile to everyones face.

Manufacturer's Description

The Ashton ukelele is the perfect, portable instrument to take where-ever you go, with its own colour matched case its easy to transport. Easy to play it shouldn't be too long before you can play along with all your favorite songs, with only 4 strings to contend with the Ukelele is an easy way to learn an instrument. Its also easy to tune, as this Ukelele comes with geared machine heads which keep in tune for longer. This model comes in a Union Jack finish, with the famous Union Jack colours emblazed onto the front of the body, its hard not to feel patriotic.


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Colour Name: Union Jack
Don't be put off by other reviews, but do be prepared to change the strings. As with most cheap ukuleles, the strings they come with are very poor.

I was bought this as a novelty present by a very good friend. Generally, I play much more expensive ukuleles, costing £100s of pounds rather than the £20 this one goes for, so I am used to the sound and intonation of good instruments. Don't expect the sound of an old Martin ukulele or of a modern hand made instrument with this one. However, given the modern use of computer aided design and manufacture, even cheap instrumnets these days can be expected to have decent intonation, and this one does, playing in tune right up to the 12th fret. The tuners are decent geared machines and will hold the tuning of the instrumnet well, although you may have to tighten the adjusting screws on the machines a little if they have rattled around in transit.

Now to the strings. The ones this ukulele came with are terrible. They are dull in sound and rubbery in feel. Take them off. Buy a good set - I recommend Aquila Nylgut soprano strings for this instrument - and you will be rewarded with a vast improvement in the sound. Other reviewers have commented on the terrible sound and the poor harmony of the chords - it's almost certainly down to the strings. If you are new to stringed instruments, be aware that the strings will take a while to settle down once you have brought them up to pitch - buy a tuner, too! - as they stretch and settle. But after a few days' playing, you will find you have a perfectly playable and attractive little instrument that will give you hours of pleasure and which won't mind a day out at the beach - where my more expensive instruments would never go!
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Colour Name: Red
It had been years since I picked up one of these up to play...so I decided to get one, just to see if I would enjoy it again. I bought this Red uke made by Ashton, and I am very happy with it. Quality is great and sound is good. Although it says its designed in Australia...it was made in China. I would recommend getting a tuner for the Uke though...especially if you're new to this instrument. Its a comfortable to hold, play and is easy to learn. The only down side is that because of the nylon strings..you have to tune it continually tune it...thats why I recommend getting a tuner; I bought the tuner, Ukulele Mate by Pizzazz. It makes life a little easier.
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Colour Name: White
First, let me make clear that I bought this product from eBay (New), so anything below does not apply to Amazon or any other company affiliated with Amazon.

This is purely a review of the Ashton Ukulele itself.

I don't play the Ukulele, I'm not an expert; this was to be an introductory instrument on which to learn and all being well, buy a better quality one. I wasn't expecting miracles and in fairness it does make a sound.

Upon tuning it to standard for the first time and giving it a test strum the bridge pulled away from the body! It's held on with screws so it's still attached, but hearing an almighty crack and seeing the bottom of the bridge pulling away from the paint the first time you strum does not fill a novice with confidence!

My Ashton Ukulele struggles to hold its tune, meaning that I'm constantly having to stop and re-tune it. This is further exacerbated by the distance the strings are from the fret board.
Whilst I'm sure that experienced musicians, all callused and semi-arthritic from years of playing will have the finger strength to apply the necessary pressure to the strings but my novice fingers can't.

Having looked at friends ukuleles the strings are normally around 1.5 - 2mm above the fret markers. The Ashton Ukuleles are about 4 - 5mm. Whilst this doesn't sound a lot it means that to play notes on the1st and 2nd frets (apparently most chords stem from here!) requires a strength that a vice would find admirable.

This larger than normal pressure/increased distance of travel on the strings is one of the main reasons the ukulele wont stay in tune as practice is pulling them out of tune very very quickly.

There are no fret markings on this ukulele.
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Colour Name: Mahogany
My daughter was most thrilled with the above item but the strings on it were of very poor quality and we had to purchase a set of decent strings.
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Colour Name: Red
What a pile of junk!
If you're looking for a reasonable instrument that is actually playable, then don't buy one of these!
The build standard and quality of the instrument is so bad that it is almost totally un-playable.
I was expecting a much better quality instrument, given the Ashton name tag, but I was sorely disappointed.
Basically, the fingerboard action is so high that the instrument is always out of tune if you play past the first 2 frets; play any more than 2 strings at once and the result is so dischordant it makes you shudder. Up at the body end of the fingerboard the strings are raised over 1cm, you have to press them so hard to meet the fret that the instrument is totally de-tuned!!!
The overall finish isn't much better, the paint (blue on the one I purchased) is not lacquered and is certainly not smooth to the touch.
Although the instrument is designed for nylon strings, the ones supplied are so cheap they might as well just be lengths of nylon rope.
Overall I was totally disappointed with this instrument and would not recommend this model to anyone seriously intending to purchase and learn to play the ukulele.
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