Snail UKC-E498 Ebony Concert Ukulele. A relatively recent brand, Snail Ukuleles have proved a more than welcome addition to the great Ukulele roster and have found high favour among the staff here at the Duke of Uke. The prices are incredibly competitive for such high quality instruments and it s more good news from there on in.
Beautifully constructed, with just a slightly wider than usual neck width (affording extra fretting hand comfort), Snail Ukuleles feature a selection of handsome wood grains, giving each instrument an individual look, and a uniquely warm, expressive tonality through-out their entire range.
Bought as a second uke for my wife and I so we could learn from scratch together during cover crisis. Already had a Fender soprano uke but struggled to squeeze my sausage fingers into soprano size fret boxes. The Snail 498 ebony arrived in perfect condition and on time. It is a beautiful little instrument and not as dark coloured as the one in the picture. The sound is soft, sweet and mellow. The action is low and I am able to comfortably make the basic chord shapes. Highly delighted with my purchase. I would have given 5 stars but I am comparing the instrument sound against my sons uke (similar priced instrument but different manufacturer) and his is so much louder, but sadly no longer available to buy new.
Happy with the product and sound.
So far, I believe the instrument is exactly what my daughter wanted. I have not seen it myself.
Beautifully well made Uke, for the price they're asking it's a steal, really lovely instrument for beginner/intermediate playing... Comfortable to play and travels well but I'd definitely recommend buying a tuner as it doesn't have one built in and unless you've got pitch perfect hearing you'll need one