Octopus Academy tenor ukulele


Octopus Academy tenor ukulele

£39 inc. VAT
RRP: £44
55 in stock

  • The best education ukulele just got bigger!
  • Classical guitar style walnut bridge
  • Agathis top, back and sides
  • Fitted with Aquila strings
  • Approx. length 26”
  • 18 frets for extended chord shape possibilities

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Academy series

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.

Joining the highly successful soprano and concert Academy models, we are proud to now offer a tenor model in our natural finish.

Perfect for teachers and group leaders to have a larger instrument for demonstration purposes as well as adult beginners and parents of budding Octopus players.

The larger body naturally projects even more tone, and this size also has a longer neck with additional frets which can help to respell chords in different parts of the 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.

Size and range

The tenor ukulele is a slightly larger instrument, compared to the soprano and concert ukuleles (approximately 26") This allows for more space between the strings, as well as a larger body creating a fuller sound. It has eighteen frets and a total range between C4 and Eb6.

Build quality

These Octopus 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!

Gig bags available

When not in use, your Octopus can protect itself from spills and splashes by hiding in one of our fabulous padded gig bags – available in fine hessian and dark brown suede effect fabrics.

TopAgathis/ Basswood/ Birch/ Maple
Back & SidesAgathis/ Basswood/ Birch/ Maple
NeckSolid Okoume
Fretboard & BridgeLaurel
FretwiresCopper nickel
Nut & SaddlePlastic (ABS)
Machine headsindividual, open type, black plastic buttons
Body thickness75mm
  • 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