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Thread: Seagull Uke Steel Electro Soprano - REVIEW

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    Default Seagull Uke Steel Electro Soprano - REVIEW

    Highly unusual, but a lot of fun!

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    Thank you for reviewing this one, Barry. I've been quite curious of these Seagull offerings. I've been a long time fan and user of their guitars and like them very much. I like it! However, I might like the nylon string version just a bit more.

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    Quite an unusual beast, that, definitely exploring the fuzzy region where a uke becomes something different. Mind you, I don't think many baritones sound particularly like ukuleles so it's not as if there's a single definition. At what point does a knife become a sword? Happy to consider this as very much its own thing; lots to like about it, too.

    That fretboard does look like a rather pale and uneven bit of rosewood, though. Pity, considering how the rest of the instrument is finished.

    Edit: Just had a look on the World of Ukes site and was surprised to see that the nylon strung version costs another £40. Possibly my unfamiliarity with steel-strung instruments, but I had expected them to be the same price.
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    Good review as always Baz. Is it better than the steel string Risa (kidney bean or Les Paul) though since it’s in the same price ballpark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJackBrass View Post

    Edit: Just had a look on the World of Ukes site and was surprised to see that the nylon strung version costs another £40. Possibly my unfamiliarity with steel-strung instruments, but I had expected them to be the same price.
    The MSRP is the same on both models. So I'd ask the retailer why they are charging more. Maybe they're including a gig bag or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukulele Eddie View Post
    The MSRP is the same on both models. So I'd ask the retailer why they are charging more. Maybe they're including a gig bag or something.
    Ah, righto. Thanks for the info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by igorthebarbarian View Post
    Good review as always Baz. Is it better than the steel string Risa (kidney bean or Les Paul) though since it’s in the same price ballpark.
    VERY different to the Risa - completely - no comparison. Same on quality control stakes though
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJackBrass View Post

    That fretboard does look like a rather pale and uneven bit of rosewood, though. Pity, considering how the rest of the instrument is finished.

    Actually - the light for the photographs was a bit weird - the fretboard is really very nice - ignore the picture!
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    So does the steel stringed uke have a piezo pickup installed? I see no magnetic pickup.

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    Good review Baz thanks. I had opportunity to play both in dealership in Canada. Agree with all your comments. The Volume and tone knobs could easily be changed. I wish they were tenor size. As all Godin, Seagull, etc products very well made. Great fit and finish. Nice to see Seagull push the boundaries. I did notice different nut sizes for steel vrs nylon and both side by each for met trial. Soprano is just too small for me but I’m sure many will love these ukuleles.

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