Allegro Sopranino is Antica Ukuleleria’s little one.
The sound is punchy and unexpectedly powerful compared to its dimension: while it’s not full and rich like the sound of a standard size uke it has its own character (it reminds me of an old valve radio) which will continue to grow the more you use it.
And most of all…it’s super cute!
The new design makes it very thin and easy to carry around.
The body comes from a single carved piece of cherry or chestnut wood. The neck and the fretboard are also CNC carved from a single piece of cherry and then glued to the body with a robust finger joint.
Standard soundboard is made with cherry too, but it can be upgraded to the reliable Red Spruce to have more volume. Please note that spruce is more delicate and will show the normal signs of wear more quickly.
A special string setting allows this sopranino model to sound clear and loud to the standard GCEA tuning despite the small scale lenght (28cm).
Allegro Bassino is a tiny bass in a sopranino shape.
Its tuning is the same of a standard bass guitar (or bass ukulele) but one octave higher.
Of course it is not intended to be a substitute for a regular bass, but it’s really fun to play and it can give a lot of amusement. It has a very distinctive sound, full of character, it reminds me of a cute small double-bass with a cold 🙂
It’s really hard to stop playing it.
It comes with a piezo undersaddle sensor that will suprise you once plugged into an amp.
Given its extremely small size the unplugged sound is not powerful, but still audible and enjoyable while playing it alone on the sofa (we all love it) or when exercising.