These octopus ukueleles are excellent value for money. With their quality pine bodies, mahogany necks, rosewood fingerboards and smart metallic finishes, they're a superb beginners' instrument for people of all ages.
They have proved to be particularly popular with schools; the kids find them easy to tune and they love the bright colours.
Ukuleles provide a great introduction to chord structures, intervals and general having fun making music!
Octopus ukuleles are fitted with Aquila Nylgut strings, widely considered the ukulele world's best strings for intonation and tone.
Soprano ukuleles use re-entrant tuning, where the strings are not ordered from lowest to highest pitch.
Standard ukulele tuning (left to right when looking at the front) G C E A
Amy, strings specialist, reviewed the UK200-RD on 26th January
The popularity of the ukulele amongst experienced musicians proves that this is not just an instrument for young children, although younger players will certainly be attracted to its bright colours and easy playability. It also makes a great personal gift; I bought one of these ukuleles for my sister for Christmas and it went down a storm; we had the entire family singing along to Santa Claus is Coming to Town before dinnertime!