These octopus ukueleles are excellent value for money. With their quality pine bodies, mahogany necks, rosewood fingerboards and smart 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
Al our percussion specialist says:
"I took up the Ukulele a couple of years ago and having played various brands in the shop, the Octopus range stood out to me as being one of the better of the beginner instruments.
In my experience, I found it quite easy to learn a collection of chords and I started to play songs in a short space of time.
Soprano Ukulele’s tend to be the most popular size and it is tuned differently to a guitar in that it the strings are not ordered from lowest to highest pitch. The instrument is tuned (when looking down at the instrument) as follows: G C E A.
Although new strings do take a few re-tunes to settle but once they hold well and sound great.
There is a great selection of colours and the burst finish really does look great and the branding is a really nice touch and children that come in the shop seem to gravitate towards them.”