Ibanez UEW5E Sapele x Purpleheart Acoustic-Electric Concert Ukulele - Open Pore

  • Brand: Ibanez
  • Product Code: UEW5E-OPN
  • Availability: Out Of Stock
  • Condition: New
  • $149.99

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The sweet-toned, nylon-stringed ukulele originated in the 19th century in Hawaii. It gained great popularity in the U.S. during the early in 20th century and from there spread internationally. Ibanez offers a variety of models, including models with built-in electronics, like this UEW5E. 

The UEW5E features a Sapele body and Purpleheart fretboard and bridge, with a venetian-style cutaway and C shape neck that makes strumming and soloing a snap. The use of Purpleheart on the bridge and fretboard give this model a pronounced midrange and high frequency snap that really carries in open environments like the beach and campouts. Other appointments include a plastic saddle and nut, abalone rosette and chrome open gear tuners.


  • Body type: EW Concert Ukulele
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Top wood: Sapele
  • Back and sides: Sapele
  • Bracing pattern: X
  • Body finish: Open Pore Natural Neck
  • Neck shape: C
  • Nut width: 18mm
  • Fingerboard: Purpleheart
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 14.5
  • Number of frets: 19
  • Neck finish: Open Pore Natural
  • Pickup/preamp: Ibanez Under Saddle Pickup, UK-300T Preamp with Onboard Tuner
  • Headstock overlay: Mahogany
  • Tuning machines: Chrome Open Gear
  • Bridge: Purpleheart
  • Saddle and nut: Plastic
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Abalone Rosette
  • Aquila NYBLACK Strings
  • Country of origin: China

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Ibanez UEW5E Sapele x Purpleheart Acoustic-Electric Concert Ukulele - Open Pore