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Barnes and Mullins BMUK2S Soprano Ukulele Review

April 24, 2016

 

  

I recently purchased a Barnes and Mullins BMUK2S Soprano Ukulele (for £70 second hand - they are about £120 new) and thought I would share my experience of it with you.  

 

Looks

 

The BMUK2S is a stunning looking ukulele.  Every student that I teach has commented on it immediately saying how great it looks. It's a beautiful colour and the grain on the wood finish is amazing. It simply looks stunning. It has a solid spruce top and Spalted Maple on the back and sides.  The head has a lovely Barnes and Mullins logo on it.  It looks very professional and is a real head turner.

 

Playability.

 

The BMUK2S is very easy to play.  It has a low action and the neck is easy to hold and move up and down. The only gripe is that it slips out of tune quite quickly (it might just need a slight adjustment on the tuners).  Nothing disastrous, just expect to have to tune it daily.

 

Sound

 

What can I say. It has a deep, rich sound.  It has a nice range of sounds too with a lovely crisp 'Ponticello' sound (when playing near the bridge) and a soft, sweeter 'Dulce' sound when playing 'Tasto' (further up the bridge). The strings it came with are a bit thick for my liking so I will change them for some thinner Aguilla ones.

 

Overall

 

It's a wonderfully made instrument that I have really taken to.  If you look on my video page you can see it in action.  I would happily pay the full price of £120 that it costs new.

 

Fantastic.  I paid about £70 for this Ukulele from a well known auction site.  

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