The ukulele is becoming a popular instrument–for good reason–in schools throughout the world. Schools are a challenging environment for any instrument, and quite frankly, most ukuleles are not up to the challenge. The Flight Travel Ukulele is an ideal ukulele for use in the school environment as they are tough, can be cleaned, and are not susceptible to sharp fret ends or changes in humidity. Most importantly, they play great and sound great. While anyone can purchase a Flight KIDZ Ukulele, the instrument was outfitted for use in school settings. The strings used on the ukulele are Aquila Kids Strings which were developed to help teachers teach and students learn the ukulele. There are a number of resources, many free, which utilize the color system of these strings. On top of it all, the KIDZ ukulele includes an extra set of Aquila Kids Strings which will help schools dealing with tough budgets, and a specially designed start-up booklet. We beieve this is a great ukulele for schools, and it is a great value for other players, too!
This uke has an arched ABS back, providing the ukulele with more sound than is typical for a soprano ukulele. The ukulele is durable and tough, cleanable, and resistant to humidity changes. It stands up well in educational environments.
The KIDZ uke uses laminate linden wood for the sound board. Linden is characterized by a bright sound and sleep texture. It also absorbs color in an interesting way. We use a special technique to apply the color, so no two models of travel ukuleles look exactly the same
ABS Neck & Fingerboard
The neck and fingerboard of this ukulele are made from ABS plastic. It is a perfect solution for education, as it is not subject to climate in a school building.
Zero Fret & ABS Saddle
The TUS-KIDZ Concert Scale Soprano Travel Ukulele is a delight to play with low action. This is due to a zero fret and compensated bridge, which also improves the intonation of the ukulele.
Black Strap Button
A concert neck soprano ukulele is an ideal choice for schools: a body that any student could hold, with a concert neck offering a little more room to players of any age.
Easy to Tune
Headstock design is an integral part of our identity. The headstock veneer is made of linden and matches the color of the top. All Flight ukuleles feature a carefully-designed headstock fitted with geared tuners that will always stay in tune.
If you haven’t noticed the colored strings, they are Aquila Kids Strings, specially designed to help students learn and teachers teach. The strings are colored versions of the industry standard Aquila Super Nylgut strings.
In addition, every KIDZ ukulele includes an extra set of Kids Strings to help schools sustain their programs and to stretch their budgets.
Flight ukes feature a cool blue gig bag, which is the perfect accessory. It's lightweight, makes the uke easy to carry with its included strap, and keeps the strings out of harm's way.
The TUSL-KIDZ includes a special start-up booklet which teachers (or individual) players) can use to help their students play their very first songs.