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Diamond Head DU-106 Rainbow Soprano Ukulele - Light Blue
- Soprano ukulele in bright, fun rainbow colors for everyone to enjoy!
- Quick to learn with easy to play 3 chord chart
- Strong maple body and neck in addition to a clear, high gloss finish make for long-lasting durability
- Equipped with geared guitar style tuners to ensure your uke stays in tune
- Includes color matching gigbag for easy storage and transport
- For more fantastic features, please see Product Description below
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Presenting the DU-106 Polychrome Soprano Ukuleles by Diamond Head
In any music store display, all eyes are drawn to bright, flashy colors! Our Diamond Head DU-100 ukes are available in eleven beautiful colors that will thrill all customers—kids will love ’em—grownups too! Once the crowds are at your uke display, they’ll notice the careful workmanship and hear the bright, pleasing tones of your Diamond Head ukes—they’ll feel how easy they are to play. When they see the amazingly affordable price, it’s a done deal— and they’ll leave with a Diamond Head Ukulele!
Making its first major appearance in the USA at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Fair in San Francisco, the ukulele continues to delight and attract fans of every age, gender and skill level. Little has changed in the design of these diminutive tonal powerhouses; which is a testament to the design perfection achieved right from the start. The most popular and often the most affordable shape continues to be the soprano size. It’s easy to carry, has that traditional sound and can be remarkably affordable, too.
The Diamond Head Polychrome ukuleles collection was designed to be affordable without sacrificing tonal quality or playability. As a result, maple was chosen for these fine instruments and imparts a crisp, bright edge to the otherwise warm, airy island sound that is most familiar to all.
Normally, affordable ukuleles are often perceived to be more “toy-like,” than taken seriously as a genuine musical instrument. With Diamond Head Polychrome ukuleles, you can be sure that each instrument is constructed with the same attention to detail the one might expect in more costly instruments. From all angles, the construction is clean, and the fit and finish will exceed expectation.
Features and Fittings
The Polychrome Series is available in a complete rainbow of colors to assure mass appeal…each with an accompanying color-matched gig bag. The painted fingerboards have accurately spaced, smooth and polished frets, while the guitar-style, geared tuners are more accurate than planetary-style tuners; effectively taking the guesswork out of tuning.
Attention to Detail
Diamond Head Polychrome Soprano Ukuleles – Diamond Head brings the sound of the Islands to you!
The ukulele is the hottest selling musical instrument category out there right now, because they can be very affordable and pretty easy to play, too. All it takes is a few chord shapes and you are well on your way to entertaining your friends and family at any occasion. Of all the options available to the aspiring player, not all are created equal. Competitive brands have been known to sacrifice quality and function just to meet an affordable price-point. That’s definitely not the case with Diamond Head. Even our most affordable Polychrome models were designed to be fully playable musical instruments. Diamond Head ukuleles stay in tune, sound great and will inspire even the novice.
- Maple body
- Soprano size
- Scale length: 346mm
- Painted fingerboard and bridge
- Nickel-plated guitar-style geared tuners
- Beautiful light blue finish with matching gig bag
DIAMONDHEAD UKE SOPRANO LTBLUE
Top Customer Reviews
This is good enough for her purposes.
I did what some other reviewer suggested and changed out the factory strings for Aquila New Nylgut AQ-4 Soprano Ukulele Strings - High G - Set of 4. Whoa! Wasn't bad before, but sure is louder now; perhaps even a better sound.
As an experienced amateur musician (brass, nothing with strings,) changing out the strings confirmed for me this: this model is *not* for anyone past -- perhaps even *at* -- an intermediate skill level.
- quality of construction & assembly seems good all around
- frets & body-end of string hardware all seem fine.
- tuning pins are t.r.o.u.b.l.e. Each one's got it's own idiosyncratic behavior. 2 of them are mostly good; the other 2 have something elliptical (instead of circular) in how their components were formed. They've got some very uneven tensioning behavior.
With the price of these things, I'm sure it would be better to upgrade than to replace the tuning pins.
I've heard China has a "Button City," where most of the world's buttons are made. I think they must have a "Ukulele Village," too. My daughter received loaner uke of a different brand (same price range, avail on Amazon) until the one I bought arrived. While both instruments were in the house, I compared them and -- aside from paint differences -- found only cosmetic differences in the shape of the head. Otherwise were very similar. I wager all other ukes in this price range compare similarly.
I highly recommend changing the strings out for Aquila strings as soon as you get the instrument. This helps the instrument's sound greatly.
M Ryan Taylor
Video Review: http://youtu.be/e0fzoBH9mqk
Obviously the price has gone up since I first reviewed this. :-)
After reading the recommendations to immediately switch to Aquila strings I went ahead and purchased those with my order and slapped them on as soon as I got the Uke. What really helps is to replace the strings and then stretch them out once they are on the instrument, otherwise the Uke will go out of tune after only a few strums. This is done by tuning the instrument and then pulling on the string near the opening at the bottom, retuning (it will be quite flat after this) and repeat until you can maintain the note after stretching without it going flat.
Once all of this is done the little guitar sounds great! Plays well and does not lose tone up the neck. I thoroughly recommend this instrument for any beginner and honestly, anyone who is cost conscious.
I give it five stars for value, which you can't beat.