Top positive review
Great Sounding Instrument - Suitable for Beginner to Intermediate
24 August 2018
After reading many reviews and checking YouTube I decided to purchase an eclectic Aklot Concert Ukulele. The first model I bought was with electric pick-up and when it arrived I was disappointed as the pick-up was detached Furthermore there was no tuner, as stated, and there was also a slight scratch or burr on the body of the instrument. The lack of tuner or slight mark did not bother me too much but it should come as advertised. To me it did not look like a brand new instrument but one that had already been issued and returned. I immediately returned this instrument and received instant refund. Top marks to Amazon for this.
Nevertheless, as I liked the instrument, I then ordered a replacement but this time with no electric pick-up (AKC23). This arrived promptly with all of the advertised accessories and is perfect for my needs. The instrument came well protected in an Aklot cardboard box which itself was contained within a larger plain box with additional paper protection.
The instrument looks lovely and is of a solid wood mahogany build. It feels perfect with a smooth neck and nicely finished frets with no sharp edges. It was a delight to play straight from the box. The strings have only needed slight tuning adjustments to settle in by day three. The intonation going down the neck is as near perfect as one could wish for. The gig bad is adequate (better than many) as it has some padding and sufficient for taking to the folk club. Although the neck strap is well made; as the instrument has fitted strap buttons I would have preferred a shoulder strap.
I recommend this instrument to anyone thinking of taking up playing the ukulele.