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    Default Flight NUP310 Pineapple Soprano Review

    A like it when a cheap ukulele does it well. So many don’t, but it can be done.

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    Dang reply with quote isn't working right . . .

    ANYWAY, thanks for this review. I will probably get this vs the Kala Kiwi pineapple. I really want a pineapple but can't spend too much right now.

    The Flight seems to be a better deal with thinner soundboard, better sound, better looking, whales vs kiwi!

    Thanks for your reviews!
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    I like both brands, but over the past few years I have come to a conclusion - Flight are constantly trying to improve and better their output. Kala are a bit static.

    I think Flight have actually moved past them now.
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    That's important information. Thanks!
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    The Flight NUP310 has been ordered. Should arrive on Friday.
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    Enjoy it! I think you will!
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    So, my Flight came on Thursday. I really like it!

    I compared it to my Pono Mango soprano. They are both 35mm at the nut. From my measurements, they are the same as far as neck thickness. However, the Pono weighs 430g (15.2 oz) and the Flight weighs 371g (13.1 oz). It is lighter than the solid mango. Two ounces doesn't sound like much, but it feels better to hold. It is also much easier to hold still. I don't know why except the Pono seems slippery to me.

    By my crude measurements, the set up is like the set up on the Pono.

    It has a really nice sound! It needs very little tuning when I pick it up to play. Holds the tuning well.

    I like the sound hole design. I've spent COVID lock down (while not teaching 4th grade online) watching the orca and whales on https://explore.org/livecams/oceans/orcalab-base for stress relief, so have fallen for them! This design is not an orca. It is a whale. A whale that is about to eat that little fish!!

    This ukulele makes me want to play. I never felt that way with the Pono. The Flight just fits me! Now I have started to really practice and learn to play fingerstyle!
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    Sounds like it struck a chord with you! (apologies for the pun!)

    I too remember that model being really playable!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bazmaz View Post
    Sounds like it struck a chord with you! (apologies for the pun!)

    I too remember that model being really playable!
    It indeed did!

    Thanks to your reviews, I got a winner!! (And avoided a lemon - er, kiwi . . .)
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    I do find there is 'something' about pineapples that appeals and makes them feel/ sound that way. The body shape expands the range of course, and can't forget that the first Kamaka ukes were pineapples.

    Makes you wonder why the shape didn't stick to become THE de facto ukulele shape. It makes a lot of sense with a small instrument.
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