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It’s great for a beginner like me because of all the accessories it comes with!!! The uke feels almost weightless so it’s perfect for carrying around! Plays well and is pretty loud for its size! All in all it’s a very good purchase!
After reading many reviews and checking YouTube I decided to purchase an eclectic Aklot Concert Ukulele. The first model I bought was with electric pick-up and when it arrived I was disappointed as the pick-up was detached Furthermore there was no tuner, as stated, and there was also a slight scratch or burr on the body of the instrument. The lack of tuner or slight mark did not bother me too much but it should come as advertised. To me it did not look like a brand new instrument but one that had already been issued and returned. I immediately returned this instrument and received instant refund. Top marks to Amazon for this.
Nevertheless, as I liked the instrument, I then ordered a replacement but this time with no electric pick-up (AKC23). This arrived promptly with all of the advertised accessories and is perfect for my needs. The instrument came well protected in an Aklot cardboard box which itself was contained within a larger plain box with additional paper protection. The instrument looks lovely and is of a solid wood mahogany build. It feels perfect with a smooth neck and nicely finished frets with no sharp edges. It was a delight to play straight from the box. The strings have only needed slight tuning adjustments to settle in by day three. The intonation going down the neck is as near perfect as one could wish for. The gig bad is adequate (better than many) as it has some padding and sufficient for taking to the folk club. Although the neck strap is well made; as the instrument has fitted strap buttons I would have preferred a shoulder strap. I recommend this instrument to anyone thinking of taking up playing the ukulele.
Read the reviews on Amazon as I was looking for my first Ukulele. Decided on the Aklot Concert AKC23. Never played one before but have been looking at beginners videos on YouTube. Within minutes of its arrival I had it tuned up using the included tuner, couldn’t be easier. 20 minutes later I was bashing out a load of nonsense with four chords. The finish on the Ukulele is gorgeous and it looks really nice. I was a bit worried about the jingly jangly sounds I had heard from some YouTube videos but this Aklot Concert model has a lovely rich and warm sound. If someone could wave a magic wand and make me a half decent player, my day would be perfect. Love this instrument and look forward to many hours in its company learning to play it good enough to do it justice. If you are in the market for a Ukulele to learn on that will be good enough to take you further than look no more, this is the one you need.
Like a lot of folk I have always harboured the ambition to play a musical instrument. I didn't have the confidence to take on an acoustic guitar (having tried and failed miserably when I attempted to learn to play one in my youth). In recent times though I have noticed the growing popularity of the ukulele as an accessible and not too expensive instrument. Having watched many YouTube videos of people of all ages playing the ukelele, I was inspired to purchase one for myself - and have a go!
I was seeking a budget uke, one that would provide a respectable sound, look good and feel good. After much research, I came across this Aklot ukelele and was very taken by its appearance, and impressed by the many favourable reviews it has received on Amazon and other sites. I also viewed assessments of this instrument on YouTube as given by accomplished musicians - the following Aklot reviews are certainly worth checking out:
UkeleleRocks! Make It In Music (where an American musician compares the Aklot to a $1300 ukulele!) Chuck Wilson PeteyMack64
I was hesitant about purchasing an instrument like this through the post because of the potential damage in transit. I needn't have worried though because this came nicely protected and packaged. The ukulele itself was wrapped in a spongy gauze material, then placed in its carrying case which, in turn, was surrounded by scrunched up parcel paper and then nestled in a sturdy Aklot cardboard box - this box had then been placed in a further Amazon cardboard box!
This instrument really is a joy to behold and has already provided me with many hours of enjoyment. It produces a lovely sound, and because it's made of solid mahogany, I'm told that this sound should improve even further as the wood matures. I've actually amazed myself by learning to play a few simple songs within a fortnight of it arriving on my doorstep! By the way, Aklot customers have access to some beginners tips and a handful of free lessons on their website. However, for a more thorough (and FREE) 30 day course, I can recommend a YouTube site (where would we be without them?) - look for 'Bernadette Teaches Music' - she's an inspiration, and makes you feel like you're getting your very own 24/7 private music teacher.
If you are looking for a ukulele for yourself, or to give as a present, then you should seriously consider purchasing one of these Aklot's. Highly recommended.
I can only recommend this instrument! This is my second uke and it is so much better than my last one which cost virtually the same two years ago. I don't know enough about ukuleles to really review the sound, but as a musician I think that it sounds nice and warm, much better than my old uke (which is a soprano). I love the smooth edges of the body and yes, the frets are nicely finished off as well so that moving up and down the fingerboard doesn't leave you with cuts on your hands. I like it that the action is quite low: I will be using it in school with young children and will play a lot of F, G7, and C which was very uncomfortable on my last ukelele. But best of all, this uke is actually in tune, the chords are ok from one to another, and the octaves from string to string too. The little tuner is very handy to have, as are the spare strings. I don't understand why the set comes with a neck strap when the uke has buttons for a shoulder strap, but the strap itself is wellmade! The gigbag is basic, but functional. I wish I had already seen this two years ago when I wasted lots of money on a really bad uke which I can now only put into the bin!
Had a lousy cheap thing for a while but really wanted to get into ukulele properly, which meant much better quality. Didn't want to spend the earth on my first in case i didn't carry it on though and this looked a good choice. It was a fantastic choice. Arrived quick and in perfect condition. Easy and fast to tune and once its tuned and you've played a while the strings really set-in nicely, i check every couple of days and not needed any tuning for about 3 weeks now. You get a great sound out of it and it really is a joy to play. The book you get is perfect to get you going even for an absolute beginner. I was puzzled by the thick, felt pick at first, having never seen one before, but they really are great to use when you get used to them... mines starting to get worn already! Once you get the basic chords done, greet to a guitar chord site and search for ukulele chords for your favourite songs, you'll be amazed at how many you can play by learning about 6 chords. It never occurred to me that a uke would need a capo so that's next to open up more songs. Fantastic product and if you are looking to learn, look no further than this. If you're a bloke, the smallest you should get is the 23" really as the frets are small fir getting two fingers in and you'll struggle with smaller, however for me the 26" seemed too big and took away its novelty value. I have been playing guitar about 16 years by the way so found this way easier than most will - just don't give up, you wont regret this purchase!