How does the Tanglewood TU4 feel?
The Tanglewood TU4 is made of mahogany and has a lovely satin finish. This suburb design makes it suitable for all ages to play, and makes it feels like you’re playing a ‘proper’ instrument. This is very identically to the TU1,TU3 ukulele models; however this is the Tenor size. It’s the next size up from the concert size in the ukulele family. If you fancy something a bit bigger you’d be looking at a Baritone Ukulele, or if you are wanting a more traditional size, you’d be looking at a soprano or a concert. The tenor ukulele can be around six inches longer than the soprano ukulele but it looks twice the size. and has a wider body, bigger frets, and fuller sound.
What's it like to play?
Equipped with Aquila strings this ukulele will give you a sweet, ringing tone with clear and bright sustain; Even though it has a laminate top, back and sides you will feel comfortable with its precise design and build quality, it’s easy to glide across the neck, making it easy to go from chord to chord. You’ll find yourself plucking out some sweet sounds quickly, as you won’t want to be without it.
What do I get?
This Tanglewood TU4 soprano ukulele outfit comes with a hardcase. This makes it great value for money, and will protect your ukulele on the go. This uke is of British design. It would be Ideal for serious beginners or those who wish to move up from a more basic beginner instrument, this is a uke which won't let you down. It will be equipped with the ‘Industry standard’ Aquila strings.
A bit about Mahogany
Mahogany wood is medium density, reddish in colour. With it being a dense wood it sustains much longer than other types of wood. You will also tend get a warm and bassy sound. It is used mainly on ukulele bodies. It is a popular wood of choice for many ukuleles. Not the most exciting or attractive in terms of grain patterns, but mahogany is one of the most popular choices for a warm and bassy sound. If that’s the sound you like! Mahogany could be the perfect match for you.