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Mitchell MU70 12-Fret Concert Ukulele Natural

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The 12-fret Mitchell MU70 Concert Ukulele has a spruce top, and rosewood back and sides. This sweet sounding ukulele is appointed with an abalone ros...Click To Read More About This Product

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An unusual and beautifully crafted instrument.

The 12-fret Mitchell MU70 Concert Ukulele has a spruce top, and rosewood back and sides. This sweet sounding ukulele is appointed with an abalone rosette and purfling. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
Body style: Concert ukulele
Top: Laminated spruce
Back and Sides: Laminated rosewood
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Bridge: Rosewood
Inlay pattern: Mother-of-pearl mini-dots
Rosette: Abalone
Binding: White with abalone purfling
Finish: Natural gloss
Tuners: traditional button
Case sold separately
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MitchellMU70 12-Fret Concert Ukulele
 
4.8

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome Uke!

Overall, it is an exceptional instrument. I would buy another anyday and it is worth every penny of it, and I would certainly pay more for it.
The tuners are fantastic,...Read complete review

Overall, it is an exceptional instrument. I would buy another anyday and it is worth every penny of it, and I would certainly pay more for it.
The tuners are fantastic, the nut is great. Its perfect. The reason I give it a nine is because the knot on the first string was too small but that is easy to fix.
It is an exceptional instrument quality wise.
The value is just incredible!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great while it lasts

I picked this uke up at Guitar Center and fell in love with it at first. Other than some finish issues, this uke was ready to play right out of the box. However,...Read complete review

I picked this uke up at Guitar Center and fell in love with it at first. Other than some finish issues, this uke was ready to play right out of the box. However, roughly a month after purchasing it, the bridge popped off out of nowhere. I've sanded, glued and clamped the bridge back on several times, but the wood is just too weak to hold it. So, while this uke is seemingly a good value, avoid it and invest in something more reliable like a Lanikai.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Uke!

By Jackson Mercier

from Freeport, IL

Comments about Mitchell MU70 12-Fret Concert Ukulele:

Overall, it is an exceptional instrument. I would buy another anyday and it is worth every penny of it, and I would certainly pay more for it.
The tuners are fantastic, the nut is great. Its perfect. The reason I give it a nine is because the knot on the first string was too small but that is easy to fix.
It is an exceptional instrument quality wise.
The value is just incredible!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW!!

By TheGamingGuitarist

from Phoenix, Arizona

Comments about Mitchell MU70 12-Fret Concert Ukulele:

I got this uke for my trip to Hawaii. I got this when it was only $100 and it was totally worth every cent, I don't know if it's worth 200, but it has a great tone and the only issue i've had with it is the tuners are a little funky, but that may just be mine. I LOVE this uke and it's great for beginners and pros alike.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Looks great, sounds good

By LDS

from Nashville

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Pros

  • Finish
  • Good Tone
  • Intonation

Cons

  • Headstock Shape

Best Uses

  • Learning
  • Practicing

Comments about Mitchell MU70 12-Fret Concert Ukulele:

My wife and I got ukuleles the same day at GC. She got a Luna Tattoo and I picked up the Mitchell (primarily because it was most like a guitar in finish and construction). It's fun to play, sounds good and has good intonation. The only drawback is that the headstock interferes with my poor form on chords such as the G7.
Visually, it's an incredibly nice instrument for the price. It has a brighter sound than the Luna and significantly more sustain. Overall, I'd say it is an incredible value.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Still Going after 2 years

By Aaron the Uke Slinger

from Pittsburgh Area

Comments about Mitchell MU70 12-Fret Concert Ukulele:

I've had this uke for close to 2 years now and my opinion is for the money this is a great starter to get you hooked on the uke. The tuning machine on my C string is a little loose however it still maintains it's tune rather well. If you use some quality strings such as Martin or Aquila it will sound great. The only downside is that in a crowded room even in front of a good mic/PA system it will get drown out. I've played this thing nearly every day in the last couple of years and been out playing open mic nights/shows and other musicians love the thing. Mine has proven quite durable and performs just as well as it did out of the box but sounding better because of the Martin strings.I know reviews before mine have stated about falling apart after a little while but I can say that's not the case and for newbie players I feel that this should be your starting model. Once you get into this one then shoot for a uke from one of the more reputable uke or guitar makers out there that do cost some prettier pennies.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Uke for the $

By NotMozart

from Austin, TX

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Comments about Mitchell MU70 12-Fret Concert Ukulele:

I bought one of these at the President's Day sale when they were severely discounted to the point that I just couldn't say no (that is to say I didn't pay anywhere near $99 for it). I've been very pleased with it thus far. I've played other people's ukes before of more recognizable names and this one so far doesn't disappoint me. It seems solidly built, looks great, and the couple of recordings I've used it on it sounds great. If you're a ukelele player, you'll probably want to spend more on something else, but as a multi-instrumentalist (I play all the instruments on my own albums, lead guitar for others) it is a great-sounding little uke to have around in the studio. I did purchase a higher-quality set of strings with it to switch when the originals run out, but the originals aren't as awful as other reviewers have said. They're not great, but they're not awful. And most of the tuning issues have to do with the strings and not the tuners in my experience. Overall, great quality for the price.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Instrument

By Trumpetsteve

from Chico, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Wonderful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Intermediate
    • Practicing

    Comments about Mitchell MU70 12-Fret Concert Ukulele:

    This is a great instrument for the price. I would buy it again.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    mu70 reveiw

    By ukeboy101

    from PA

    Comments about Mitchell MU70 12-Fret Concert Ukulele:

    This is an amazing ukulele. it sounds great after you restring it. It stays in tune just fine. my only issue is that my A string rattles whan I pluck it. Advice-- when stringing your ukulele put like 8 knots in the A-string because it popped out like 5 times when tuning it.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Great while it lasts

    By Josh-gpVbj

    from Pennsylvania

    Comments about Mitchell MU70 12-Fret Concert Ukulele:

    I picked this uke up at Guitar Center and fell in love with it at first. Other than some finish issues, this uke was ready to play right out of the box. However, roughly a month after purchasing it, the bridge popped off out of nowhere. I've sanded, glued and clamped the bridge back on several times, but the wood is just too weak to hold it. So, while this uke is seemingly a good value, avoid it and invest in something more reliable like a Lanikai.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful, well made instrument

    By im_justin_sane

    from Florida

    About Me Novice

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mitchell MU70 12-Fret Concert Ukulele:

        This is a fantastic instrument. I was interested in the Uke after playing guitar for many years, and this was a very easy transformation (after learning the fingering). It has a great, solid feel, and is comfortable to hold. The inlays, while I doubt are real, look wonderful. The neck and frets are smooth and the finish is great. The new strings are decent, but they require tuning before each playing...no big deal. This is a very fine Uke at a great price, and an easy transformation from guitar.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        wow,I can't put my Ukulele down,plays well,glad I bought it

        By BillyMyles

        from NJ

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        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • just because
          • Practicing

          Comments about Mitchell MU70 12-Fret Concert Ukulele:

          i like the feel,sound and overall it makes my heart happy

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Great Uke

          By Grasshopper

          from Kings Park, NY

          About Me Novice

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          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Pretty
          • Sounds great
          • Well made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Playing

            Comments about Mitchell MU70 12-Fret Concert Ukulele:

            well packed, a beautiful instrument, sounds great and well made

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Buy!

            By Freddi

            from Catskill Mtns. NYS

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Beautiful finish
            • Ease Of Tuning
            • Good Tone
            • Tone

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mitchell MU70 12-Fret Concert Ukulele:

              I bought this model uke as it is the exact same model that my daughter has. Good quality for a fair price. I give the uke 5 Stars. While I realize that it may not be Musician's Friend's fault...three back orders were close to unbearable. Thank goodness it wasn't a gift!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              this ukulele is awesome

              By 808Soul

              from Maui Hawaii

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Having Fun
                • Practicing

                Comments about Mitchell MU70 12-Fret Concert Ukulele:

                I have now had time to play this uke and I'm very happy with my purchase and  decision it plays like a dream it stays in tune only need to retune every s every so often love the look and feel all around even my one year old son stops crying just so he can hear the beautiful sounds this uke makes

                MAHALO Musicians Friend

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                no juk but great uku

                By Mas

                from Tulsa, OK

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Action Is Great
                • Looks Great
                • Plays Easier Than Guitar

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Take It On Trips And Work

                  Comments about Mitchell MU70 12-Fret Concert Ukulele:

                  this is my first ukulele, overall this ukulele is great even my two girls like play with it.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good Quality

                  By Rickwilli

                  from Dallas, TX

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                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Mitchell MU70 12-Fret Concert Ukulele:

                    Seems to be built very well, nice finish Decent tone.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    First Ukulele

                    By Roberta Christie

                    from Illinois

                    Comments about Mitchell MU70 12-Fret Concert Ukulele:

                    This was a Christmas present for my son (music major). He plays a number of instruments but has not put this one down since he got it on Christmas. It has a great sound and has been perfect for a first ukulele.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    beautiful

                    By bowlingallieyes

                    from charlotte, NC

                    Comments about Mitchell MU70 12-Fret Concert Ukulele:

                    After playing a crappy soprano hilo for half a year, I needed a real uke. So, I looked at this and bought it the next day. Its really a great looking ukulele and an even better sounding one. The strings it comes with are pretty good. The tuners are really some of the best quality Ive seen on any instrument. I also love the neck. The only negative would be it's not that loud. It's not quiet though. I actually think the volume is great, but you might not. anyway, I love this thing and refuse to put it down.

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great ukulele!!!

                    By m d

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Mitchell MU70 12-Fret Concert Ukulele:

                    AWESOME INSTRUMENT! Plays beautifully has pretty good tuner pegs and is nicely designed.
                    This was a great first ukulele for me! It had a good quality and it allowed me a great place to start in playing the ukulele. I think that this ukulele is really a bang for your buck! This is probably THE BEST at the least, ukulele that you can get for the price. It has a beautiful smooth gloss and has a beautiful work of wood!
                    The only thing that I did not like about this ukulele is that when I first got it and I began to tune it the A string(first string, or bottom string) popped of. The reason was because the manufactures did not tie the knot that kept the string in, big enough. Thus, the knot slipped right through the slot and I had to tie a bigger know and re-string the A string. Otherwise, great quality!
                    Like I said earlier this uke is a bang for your buck. This is probably the best you are going to get for this price.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Review

                    By Ukulizzie

                    from Buffalo, NY

                    Comments about Mitchell MU70 12-Fret Concert Ukulele:

                    This ukulele is excellent for beginners-the price is right and the sound is good. The tuning pegs make the ukulele top heavy, I switched mine out with lighter ones. Some of the frets are sharp but you can file it down. I highly suggest to switch out to better quality strings for better tone. Once you get past these minor nuisances, it's worth every cent and I wouldn't trade it for anything.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    EXCELLENT TOTALLY WORTH IT

                    By Jonathan Yi

                    from Cali

                    Comments about Mitchell MU70 12-Fret Concert Ukulele:

                    Excellent with the nyglut strings it comes with. Not like usual stock strings. I suggest making sure to knot the strings a little more because my strings popped several times before noticing the problem. The design great and sound is excellent. Don't expect it to be loud but it still brings pleasure.
                    Not as loud as expected but still satisfies and the abalone inlay makes it a beautiful instrument
                    The quality at this price definitely makes it worth it. The sound gives off a tropical sound and can exceed the sound quality of many other ukes that go above its price.

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