Vorson FSUK1BK Style Tenor Electric Ukulele

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Vorson FSUK1BK Style Electric Ukulele

This Vorson FSUK1 is not your average ukulele, as it is designed to be more akin to electric guitars, but with the scale length and playability of ukuleles.

It features two magnetic single coil pickups which influences the overall tone it produces, giving this ukulele a voicing that's similar to single coil electric guitars.

This means that a ukulele player can utilize electric guitar sounds including effects to a reasonable extent, without having to switch to an actual electric guitar.

The instrument has the familiar chime of single-coil pickups, complete with 3-way pickup switching, tone and volume control.

Specifications

  • Top: Candlenut
  • Body: Candlenut
  • Neck: Candlenut
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Frets: 19
  • Extras: Padded Gig Bag, Cable

Pros

The Vorson FSUK1BK really stretches the definition of what a Ukulele should be like, and this novel design makes it appealing to those who want to experiment with other tones while still staying within familiar territory in terms of playability. It is described by many as a fun and cool instrument, validating its eccentric design to be actually good. Build quality also gets a lot of thumbs up.

Cons

Because it sounds similar to an electric guitar it isn’t a good fit if you're looking for traditional sounding ukuleles.

Overall

If you're looking for a fun and cool ukulele, and you're not afraid to go beyond convention, then this is worth checking out.

If you're looking for a more traditional uke that you can plug in, then check out our guide to The Best Acoustic Electric Ukuleles.

About the Author

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He's written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at his local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.

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