Aria AU-1 Mahogany Soprano Ukulele. Aria's starter ukulele is a Duke of Uke customer favourite. We voted the Aria AU-1 best entry-level ukulele of the year and one of the best budget ukuleles released for almost 10 years.
The Aria AU-1 is great value, a perfect choice for your first ukulele. This fun to play soprano also comes with the ever-popular Aquila Super Nylgut strings. It sounds fantastic, with a full and sweet tone.
Well constructed with clean styling, this soprano ukulele feels like a classic. Ideal for beginners wanting a ukulele that is easy to play and comfortable to hold. The Aria AU-1 looks great too, finished in a smooth red tinted satin.
Some budget models fall short on sound and tuning, but the AU-1 really delivers. If you're after a well priced uke that sounds warm and rich, look no further. Thanks to the mahogany body, this ukulele has plenty of character, with a relaxed, mellow sound.
Players searching for a little extra room on the fingerboard will be glad to know the nut is wider than most, providing plenty of space to form those first difficult chords.
Up there with the big name brands and every bit as good for the price. If you're willing to take a chance on a lesser known brand, you won't be disappointed. In fact, Aria are well seasoned at making ukuleles. Established in Japan in 1956, Aria have built a reputation for well made and great sounding ukuleles based on the classic Martin shape. The AU-1 follows in this tradition, a highly recommended choice for beginners!
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Purchased for our son's 32nd birthday, he was very impressed.
Very good for the money. Nice sound.
Just what I ordered
V.G, for the bottom of the range, The Japanese uke was.just as you described. Looks a tad utilitarian.