Balalaika Ukulele, Tuners
Our Balalaika Prima Ukulele has 4 strings and measures approximately 27 inches in length. This Tenor-sized instrument is based upon a 430mm (17 inches) scale. The body has the classical triangular shape. The back is slightly bowed and made of alternating staves of sheesham rosewood (Dalbergia sissoo) and lacewood (Platanus orientalus). The darker back contrasts with the light colored wood of the soundboard. The neck is solid sheesham rosewood and features a nut width of 37mm (1 1/2 inch) with a bone nut. This instrument is outfitted with standard friction ukulele tuners. The tension on each friction tuner can be adjusted by tightening or loosing the screw on the top of the tuner. SPECIAL NOTE: No Warranty on Strings: Manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. Your instrument has completed a long journey before it ever begins the final leg to your home. During this time the elements affect the strings and may shorten their lifespan. It occasionally happens that a string will fail during that final leg of the journey. Therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing your strings soon after it arrives. If you are a student you may want to change your strings every 3-4 months. If you are a rock star you may need to change your strings every week. If you store your instrument, you should consider changing the strings when you pick it up again.