Antonio Carvalho TT CW Traditional Deluxe Electro Tenor Ukulele.
Antonio Carvalho also known as APC ukuleles are made in Portugal, the birthplace of the ukulele's ancestor the Braguinha. Along with an impressive range of other Portuguese instruments like the ukulele's relatives, the steel strung Braguinha and the Cavaquinho, Antonio Carvalho produce quality instruments that have a sense of tradition.
Made from Portuguese Koa, the figuration the woods used is stunningly beautiful. With a very handmade and organic quality, every instrument has its own individual personality which is pretty much unheard of in this price range. The Traditional Electro Tenor model boasts outstanding value for money. It's a solid Koa ukulele that feels and plays like a high-end hand-crafted instrument. What's more, it's made in Europe and cheaper than a lot of similar quality Chinese manufactured instruments.
An elegantly shaped cutaway allows upper fret access. Complete with APC branded pickup and EQ section for plugging in, this electro tenor ukulele is a perfect, travel friendly addition to any serious musician's array of gigging instruments. APC's pickup is warm and balanced with plenty of hi-fi clarity that is equally suitable for use in a professional gigging or recording environment and any enthusiasts home studio.
This Deluxe Electro Tenor Ukulele has a beautifully figured book-matched solid Koa top, back & sides, decorative sound hole rosette and maple binding, African Blackwood fingerboard & bridge, 18 frets, open-geared machine heads, and comes complete with Aquila Nylgut strings. A fantastic example of APC's build quality and attention to detail, the TT CW Traditional is true to form as an excellently designed, world music influenced instrument.
If you're looking for a special Tenor uke with a unique character and tone, and a luthier made feel, then the Antonio Carvalho Traditional Deluxe model definitely ticks all boxes.
The bottom line: Antonio Carvalho ukuleles are beautiful looking instruments with an earthy, warm tone comparable to instruments twice the price and more!