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Ibanez UEW30RWE EW Concert Ukulele

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The Ibanez UEW30RWE uses beautiful woods and modern electronics to deliver a ukulele that you'll want to take with you. Wherever you go, and especial...Click To Read More About This Product

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A Ukulele that's at home wherever you roam.

The Ibanez UEW30RWE uses beautiful woods and modern electronics to deliver a ukulele that you'll want to take with you. Wherever you go, and especially on stage, this Ibanez ukulele is ready.
The concert EW cutaway ukulele body combines larger concert sizing with the cutaway styling of the exotic EW acoustic guitar line.

This stunning rosewood body ukulele features the UK300T Preamp with 2-band EQ and onboard tuner. The sweet-toned, nylon-stringed ukulele originated in 19th century Hawaii. It gained great popularity in the U.S. during the early 20th century, and from there spread internationally. The Ibanez UEW30RWE brings the ukulele into the 21st century.

Includes gig bag.

FEATURES
  • Concert style body with EW cutaway
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood body
  • Mahogany body binding
  • Abalone rosette
  • Gold Grover open gear tuners
  • Ibanez piezo pickup
  • UK300T Preamp with 2-band EQ and onboard tuner
  • Rosewood bridge and fretboard
  • Aquila ukulele strings
  • Natural high gloss finish
  • Includes gig bag

You can take it with you. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Body dimensions
  • Concert with EW Cutaway
Neck dimensions
  • 15" scale
  • 1.37" nut width
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IbanezUEW30RWE EW Concert Ukulele
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Habit forming

This is my first ukelele. A Christmas present from my wife.
I have played guitars, mandolins, dobros, banjos, etc. for 50 years. Ukelele is just fun, easy (for experienced...Read complete review

This is my first ukelele. A Christmas present from my wife.
I have played guitars, mandolins, dobros, banjos, etc. for 50 years. Ukelele is just fun, easy (for experienced fingers) to learn. It is quiet, well mannered and unobtrusive when out in public.
I have been spending a lot of time recently in hospital rooms (with sick relatives). It helps people relax, almost a therapeutic tool. I havent hooked it up to a amplifier yet, so can't comment on that.
Quality is Ibanez's usually great work.
I have read that some ukes are hard to keep in tune. My uke stays in tune without problems. Play all day, and stays in tune.
This uke comes with a built in tuner that works just fine.
Also comes with a little black, zipp-up bag to carry it in.
Only bad thing about this uke is that my wife has become a addict. So I am having to buy another uke, I am getting the Fender concert (used) for my wife to learn on.
I have bought several guitars, drums, and other music equipment over the years from Musicians Friend and have nothing but good things to say about them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Appearance but Poor Quality

I bought this instrument due to all the great reviews it kept getting. The first one that arrived had horrendous buzzing that drowned out the otherwise pretty tone of the instrument. I returned it...Read complete review

I bought this instrument due to all the great reviews it kept getting. The first one that arrived had horrendous buzzing that drowned out the otherwise pretty tone of the instrument. I returned it and received a second which had even worse buzzing than the first one! Grief-stricken, I returned that and asked for a third. The third one arrived and that had bad buzzing too! Normally it wouldnt be an issue, but ukulele's don't have tress rods making it impossible to adjust the neck. Despite all logic, I tried one last time and asked for a 4th one and to my amazement it had no buzzing, but there was a terrible sharpness to the 10th fret (on the A string). I sent that back and now I have no electric acoustic ukulele, which is saddening.

I appreciated everything Musicians Friend did on their end to help, but this instrument is cheaply mass produced. While again it looks beautiful in appearance, the tone and quality just aren't there. For a cheap starter uke I would understand, but this is clearly an intermediate to advanced instrument. I have read of some people having great experiences with it, and maybe I just got really unlucky (4 times), but that's my two cents for anyone considering this instrument.

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Christmas Present

By greatwall0101

from Annapolis, Md

Comments about Ibanez UEW30RWE EW Concert Ukulele:

Just received this as a Christmas present and wow... what a beautiful instrument! I extremely pleased so far just as I always am with Ibanez acoustics. The electronics and tuner are just icing on the cake of such a fun, playable instrument.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome!

By ruperto martinez

from mexico

Comments about Ibanez UEW30RWE EW Concert Ukulele:

cbcadcca
this ukulele it's just amazing! i use it for worship in my church and always gives more flavor to the songs we play, can't say anything else, if you're looking for a really nice and playable ukulele this is for you!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Habit forming

By dnr3402

from Rogers, Arkansas

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Built In Tuner
  • Great Craftsmanship
  • Pleasing Mellow Tone
  • Stays in tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Hospital Rooms
    • Hospital Waiting Rooms
    • Long Rides In Car
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ibanez UEW30RWE EW Concert Ukulele:

    This is my first ukelele. A Christmas present from my wife.
    I have played guitars, mandolins, dobros, banjos, etc. for 50 years. Ukelele is just fun, easy (for experienced fingers) to learn. It is quiet, well mannered and unobtrusive when out in public.
    I have been spending a lot of time recently in hospital rooms (with sick relatives). It helps people relax, almost a therapeutic tool. I havent hooked it up to a amplifier yet, so can't comment on that.
    Quality is Ibanez's usually great work.
    I have read that some ukes are hard to keep in tune. My uke stays in tune without problems. Play all day, and stays in tune.
    This uke comes with a built in tuner that works just fine.
    Also comes with a little black, zipp-up bag to carry it in.
    Only bad thing about this uke is that my wife has become a addict. So I am having to buy another uke, I am getting the Fender concert (used) for my wife to learn on.
    I have bought several guitars, drums, and other music equipment over the years from Musicians Friend and have nothing but good things to say about them.

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Ibanez Ukulele a great buy!

    By candle2397

    from NY

    See all my reviews

    Comments about Ibanez UEW30RWE EW Concert Ukulele:

    Unique style, good sound, and being electric are all quality attributes in my mind. I'm really happy with this Uke and would recommend it easily.
    I was surprised how nice this uke was. It has great style, sound, easy to play, and plugged in it is amazing.
    Solid and unique in style.
    A little pricy, but I'm sure if I compared it with one of the cheaper one's I would think it was a deal.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Give it a Chance

    By Dyspeptic

    from Hagerstown, MD

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Ages Well
    • Worth More Than You Pay

    Cons

    • A Little Sharp At Fret 12
    • Need To Break It In

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ibanez UEW30RWE EW Concert Ukulele:

      After three years on the guitar I wanted a party instrument; something I could take to socials without worrying about size or being too demanding a sound. I researched a number of Ukes before buying because I didn't wan't to end up with something that wasn't fun to play (ideally I could have tried the competitors out in a shop, but it couldn't happen).

      When this came in the mail, I was disappointed at first because the strings were stretching more than I am used to on a classical guitar and were really buzzy. However, as I got used to the instrument, the in-box Aquilas got older and the instrument sat in a high humidity area, the fretboard filled out and the buzzing is all but gone. Haven't played a lot with the pickups, but they sound clean at low volumes, so I have no complaints there.

      I'm glad I gave this model a chance, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for an instrument of higher-end quality at intermediate price.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      UKE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!

      By Ukubailey

      from British Columbia, Canada

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Looks Great
      • Stays in tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ibanez UEW30RWE EW Concert Ukulele:

        When I saw the ukulele I instantly fell in love! It looks and feel great. Comes with a cable and zip up case. The pick-ups sound awesome on it to! Way better to plug-in then mic a uke. I always get complimented on it when I have it. I have no complaints!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Electric- Acoustic Uke

        By DMO

        from Las Vegas, NV

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Sounds Great Amplified

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Looping
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ibanez UEW30RWE EW Concert Ukulele:

          This is a beautiful instrument. The wood is gorgeous.
          I did not like its sound when I first got it. I don't like the sound or feel of the Aquila strings that come with it. I put some Marvin concert uke strings on it, which made it sound and feel SO much better. It works wonderfully plugged into my Ditto Looper and Acoustic G20 amp. The electric sound is great.
          It has two or three frets (5 and 6) on the C and E string that buzz slightly when played loudly (but not when played normally). However, its hardly noticeable, especially when plugged in to the amp, and I've decided to just live with it.
          Great tone and sustain otherwise. (with the Marvin strings)

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great value

          By PeRp

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Build Quality
          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Ibanez UEW30RWE EW Concert Ukulele:

            This is a very well built instrument and great value for the money. The neck is glued into the body as opposed to being screwed in like in cheaper ukes. The instrument looks beautiful and the finish is really immaculate. The tone is great acoustically as well as through the built in pickup (nice for recording too). Great buy!

             
            1.0

            Great Appearance but Poor Quality

            By mr_fritz

            from New York, New York

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Beautiful Appearance

            Cons

            • Constant Buzzing
            • Not Consistent
            • Poor Overall Quality
            • Poor Tone Quality
            • Sharped Frets

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ibanez UEW30RWE EW Concert Ukulele:

              I bought this instrument due to all the great reviews it kept getting. The first one that arrived had horrendous buzzing that drowned out the otherwise pretty tone of the instrument. I returned it and received a second which had even worse buzzing than the first one! Grief-stricken, I returned that and asked for a third. The third one arrived and that had bad buzzing too! Normally it wouldnt be an issue, but ukulele's don't have tress rods making it impossible to adjust the neck. Despite all logic, I tried one last time and asked for a 4th one and to my amazement it had no buzzing, but there was a terrible sharpness to the 10th fret (on the A string). I sent that back and now I have no electric acoustic ukulele, which is saddening.

              I appreciated everything Musicians Friend did on their end to help, but this instrument is cheaply mass produced. While again it looks beautiful in appearance, the tone and quality just aren't there. For a cheap starter uke I would understand, but this is clearly an intermediate to advanced instrument. I have read of some people having great experiences with it, and maybe I just got really unlucky (4 times), but that's my two cents for anyone considering this instrument.

               
              5.0

              Uke review

              By Grandpa Jack

              from Phillipsburg, NJ

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Excellent Intonation
              • Good Tone
              • Very Good Workmanship

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • For My Own Personal Enjoy

                Comments about Ibanez UEW30RWE EW Concert Ukulele:

                A wonderful little instrument--great for a beginner like me, too.

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