Fender Grace VanderWaal Signature Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele

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91 out of 100. Incorporating 150+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$220
Fender Grace VanderWaal Signature Ukulele

The main distinction of this ukulele is its Tele inspired headstock, which can be good or bad depending on how you like the original Telecaster's design.

Another important feature is the inclusion of Fishman Kula electronics, which is a step up compared to the usual generic preamp pickup systems used by other acoustic-electric ukuleles in this price range.

Other features include sapele for the top, back and sides, nato neck, walnut fingerboard and bridge, and sealed nickel tuning machines.

Specifications

  • Top: Sapele
  • Body: Sapele
  • Neck: Nato
  • Fingerboard: Walnut
  • Frets: 16
  • Extras: Gig Bag

Pros

Most of the positive comments point to the Fender Grace VanderWaaal Signature's plugged in tone as its best feature. Even those who are not happy with its unplugged tone, are pleased when it's plugged into an amp or PA system. Build quality and playability also gets a lot of kudos, both from students who own this ukulele, and from the parents who bought it for them. There are also many who are pleased with its tuning stability and intonation.

Cons

Not many complaints, other than a few who aren't too pleased with its lack of punch when played unplugged.

Overall

You don't have to be a Grace VanderWaal or Fender Telecaster fan to appreciate this ukulele.