Caramel CC102A Concert Ukulele (Discontinued)
The Caramel CC102A Concert Ukulele is a concert sized uke which is a tad bit bigger than the soprano size, so ukes of this body size are a bit louder and have a slightly warmer tone.
The Caramel CC102A also has a very distinctive patterning, which it owes to its zebra wood construction. Because this uke is made from laminated wood there isn’t a huge difference in tone, but the uke definitely has an aesthetic flair which is impressive for it’s price.
Interestingly, the uke also comes with a bone nut and saddle. Bone, as opposed to plastic, helps to increase the amount of vibration transferred from the strings to the body. This gives the uke a richer and fuller tone when compared to instruments which use plastic for their nuts and saddles.
Thanks to its zebra wood pattern, many are drawn to this ukulele by its visual appeal. But what keeps the users happy is its sound and playability, which many describe in a positive light. A lot of users are also surprised by its reliability, especially when considering its price.
There are a few tuning stability issues reported, while others found that replacing the default strings helped improved its sound, intonation and playability.
The Caramel CC102A gives you good return for your money, especially when considering that it is bigger than many in this price range with its concert profile.