Flight Ukulele Review: Best Flight Ukuleles

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Headquartered in Ljubljana Slovenia, EU, Flight is a relatively new ukulele manufacturer and a subsidiary of Kremona Guitar.

Don’t let the company’s newness stop you from taking a look at their amazing instruments, because they have lots to offer. Starting with inexpensive travel ukuleles and beginner’s ukuleles, the Flight ukulele lineup continues into fine instruments made with the best tonewoods available.

Flight’s warehouse is based in Europe, and direct shipping from the company is limited to customers in the EU.

The good news is that there are quite a few dealers worldwide who offer Flight Ukuleles. Whether you’re in the U.S., Australia, or Mexico, you can get your hands on a beautiful Flight ukulele. Better yet, the company has plans to continue expansion as the brand gains popularity.

Where Flight Ukuleles are Made

 

Kremona guitars are made in Bulgaria but information about the company’s ukulele manufacturer is not available at this time.
Flight Ukulele Price Range

 

$49 – $600+
Types of Ukuleles Flight Offers

 

 Travel, Soprano, Concert, Tenor, Baritone, DUBS bass ukulele, Electric-acoustic ukuleles, guitarlele, pineapple ukulele
Recommended Skill LevelGood options for all skill levels

 

Best Rated Flight Ukulele Reviewed

Finding the best Flight ukuleles was quite a task. Personal preference plays a huge role here, so don’t be alarmed if your favorite model isn’t mentioned.

In the end, we opted to choose three of the topFlight ukuleles from the brand’s mid-range options. As with the rest of our ukulele reviews, these are highly subjective rather than strictly empirical. Our favorites might not be the same as yours, and that’s OK!

Flight NUS 310 Soprano Ukulele

Specs:

  • Soprano (12 frets)
  • Top: African Sapele
  • ABS neck, African Okoume
  • Arched back
  • Fretboard: Walnut
  • Nut & Saddle: Bone
  • Overall instrument length: 22 inches

Pros:

  • Eye-catching design
  • Full tone

Cons:

  • Higher price point

The Flight NUS 310 offers a sapele wood top, back, and sides, along with a strong okoume wood neck. The bridge and fingerboard are rosewood, and the laser etched rosette is a nice touch. The nut and saddle are real bone, and the geared tuners add convenience. This ukulele comes with a nice padded gig bag.

This ukulele offers an arched back for plenty of warmth and richness, so even if you’re playing in the dead of winter you’ll be able to imagine the warmth of Hawaii’s sun. It has 12 frets and measures 1.377 inches at the nut. A rich, golden red finish protects the wood while lending a rich, beautiful appearance.

Flight ukuleles are fairly new to the American market but have a great reputation overseas. Thanks to its clear, bright tone, this is easily one of the best soprano ukuleles we’ve come across lately.

Flight NUB 310 Baritone Ukulele

Specs:

  • Soprano (19 frets)
  • Top: African Sapele
  • ABS neck, bridge, fretboard, back, and sides
  • Nut and saddle: Bone
  • Rosette: Laser engraved
  • Open geared tuners
  • Overall instrument length: 21.5 inches

Pros:

  • Classic design
  • Great tone

Cons:

  • No accessories with purchase

The Flight NUB 310 Baritone Ukulele is fairly new to the U.S. market, but don’t let that stop you from adding it to your shortlist! This gorgeous uke is made with reddish-brown sapele wood, which is closely related to mahogany.  Hand-drawn, laser-engraved rosettes add a touch of artful interest.

This ukulele features a rosewood bridge, an okoume neck, and a walnut fingerboard for stable intonation and a fantastic feel. The nut and saddle are made from real bone instead of plastic. It offers fairly low action right out of the box, and the geared tuners add even more value. A padded gig bag is included.

The Flight NUB 310 has 19 frets, and it measures just a touch over 1.49 inches at the nut. We’re impressed by the number of position markers on this uke: You’ll find them at the 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th, 15th, and 17th frets. An arched back lends even more fullness to this ukulele’s beautiful, rich tone.

Best Soprano Ukulele: Flight TUS-35

Specs:

  • Soprano (15 frets)
  • Top: inden
  • ABS neck, bridge, fretboard, back, and sides
  • Arched back
  • Compensated saddle
  • Open geared tuners
  • Overall instrument length: 21.5 inches

Price – $60

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Durable
  • Innovative design

Cons:

  • Thin neck profile
  • Only available size – soprano
  • Thin gig bag

The affordable Flight TUS-35 Travel Ukulele wins my pick for the best soprano ukulele for beginners.  The innovative design of the TUS-35 is durable yet enjoyable for anyone at any level to play.  Made with a body and neck out of durable ABS plastic and a linden wood top, the projection of this ukulele is surprisingly large and full.

Because the entire fretboard, frets, neck, and nut are molded out of plastic, this means everything is going to stay in place with a 0% chance the frets will sprout.  It also comes in many bright colors as well as designs. The disadvantages to this instrument would be the neck profile and the gigbag.

The neck profile is more of an oval shape and less rounded than most ukuleles with a more traditional build, and that might prove problematic when trying to hold onto the instrument if the player prefers a neck with more a “U” shape

The gig bag is made of a very thin nylon, offering no protection, and will only help you carry the instrument from place to place and keep it from getting dusty. Overall, this ukulele is a great value.

How much do Flight Ukuleles Cost?

You can find an entry-level Flight ukulele for a little more than $40, and perhaps for a touch less if it happens to be on sale.

Most Flight ukuleles are priced between $49 – $600, satisfying most recreational players with a blend of quality and affordability.

Flight, are FlightUkuleles a good choice?

Flight ukuleles have something for every budget under the sun, Flight ukuleles are generally well-built using quality components and solid, reliable craftsmanship.

The sound is typically crisp and clear, with plenty of sunny, island-inspired tonality, and the options are almost dizzying, there’s so much to choose from.

We hope you enjoyed our choices and we wish you all the best as you decide on your next ukulele. Aloha!

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