Academy series electro-acoustic concert ukulele


Academy series electro-acoustic concert ukulele

£47 inc. VAT
RRP: £52
58 in stock

  • New 2021 model
  • Agathis top, back and sides
  • Fitted with Aquila strings
  • Classic natural finish
  • Single coil passive pickup with 6.35mm jack socket
  • Supplied with good quality gig bag

The OctopUs UK215 range

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Octopus has been providing high quality beginner ukuleles for almost a decade, and the Academy series carries this tradition forward.

It is a core part of the Octopus brand philosophy that an instrument should encourage and inspire the player. This is especially important for a first instrument which can make the difference between a lifelong passion and a passing fad gathering dust.

Supplied in a classic natural finish, this is a fantastic looking instrument.

Explore and unleash your inner musician with one of the most popular instruments of the moment, and trust Octopus to deliver a standard of instrument which belies the modest price point.

The UK's most popular school ukulele just got louder!

Our new range of soprano and concert ukuleles now features an electric version. A simple and no-fuss system, the pickup is a single coil with a large jack end pin socket.

With one tone and one volume control, you can just plug in and rock out!

Size and range

The concert ukulele is a slightly larger instrument, compared to the soprano ukulele (approximately 24") This allows for more space between the strings, as well as a larger body creating a fuller sound. It has twelve frets and a total range between C4 and A5.

Build quality

Our ukuleles are built to be enjoyed for a lifetime. The classical guitar style bridge is accurately bonded directly to the body for excellent sound production and reliability.

The tuning pegs are geared like a guitar meaning the strings are easier to tighten and will hold their pitch for longer. The side walls of the body are fully lined for stability, sound projection and high-quality appearance. Every edge and all the frets have been smoothed and finished to a standard higher than many more expensive instruments.

Aquila Nylgut® strings

Each ukulele comes fitted with Aquila Nylgut® strings as standard, the best in the world for intonation and tone. Produced exclusively in Italy, the Aquila factory produces approximately 300,000 ukulele strings every day – that’s enough to re-string 75,000 Octopus ukuleles!

Free carry case

When not in use, your Octopus can protect itself from spills and splashes by hiding in your handy gig bag which acts as a carrying case, supplied free with every instrument.

TopAgathis/ Basswood/ Birch/ Maple
Back & SidesAgathis/ Basswood/ Birch/ Maple
NeckSolid Okoume
FretsCopper nickel
Nut & SaddleABS
Machine headsIndividual open geared with black plastic buttons
Body thickness55mm
Pick-upSingle Coil, Passive, 6.35mm jack
Tuning range20 Hz - 20KHz
  • Superior manufacturing
    and a quality finish

    All of our models feature quality components and specially selected materials to ensure long life and consistent tone.
  • Aquila Nylgut strings
    as standard

    Each ukulele comes fitted with Aqiula Nylgut strings as standard, the best in the world for intonation and tone
  • Durable and ready
    for anything

    You simply won’t find a better ukulele for beginners, and advanced players will also be pleasantly surprised at their quality.

What people are saying about our ukuleles

“I’d definitely recommend it to ukulele newcomers on a budget and I think it would make a very rugged uke for younger children” Ukulele Go!
“I really don't know how they do it for the price... in the contest of the Dolphin vs the Octopus... well, the Octopus wins!” Got A Ukulele