Norwich, Norfolk, UK (PRWEB UK) 27 August 2013
Characterised by Boulder Creek's highly distinctive “Dual Port System” design, Riptide ukuleles stand out in the crowded uke market.
"We have held back from ukuleles previously, because there are simply so many ukes that look and feel the same as each other. We've been looking out for something different to meet the interests of our customer, and Riptide ukuleles really provide that," said Banjos Direct managing director Simon Middleton.
All the Riptide ukulele models feature the exclusive “Dual Port System” which projects the sound to both the audience and the player simultaneously, allowing the player greater control over the tone and volume that the listener is hearing.
Moving the front sound port away from the center of the soundboard helps to increase volume, tone, and sustain on all Boulder Creek ukuleles.
Die cast tuning machines and perfect fret levelling make them stay in tune and play easier than ukes costing much more.
There are three ranges of Riptide ukuleles available from Banjos Direct.
The Standard Mahogany Series models feature mahogany tops, backs, and sides for the traditional ukulele look and tonal characteristics. For those players that want to amplify their uke, the EUC-5NS Concert model comes with the Boulder Creek UK-300T preamp and pickup system with built-in tuner.
The Deluxe Mahogany Series is designed for the most discriminating players. All models feature Mahogany backs, sides, and tops. The model EUC-5NG features a solid mahogany top for even more tone and sustain. All Deluxe Mahogany Series models are equipped with the UK-300T preamp system with built-in tuner (except model UC-5BC).
Finally, The Spruce & Rosewood Series feature solid spruce tops for the ultimate in tone, volume, and sustain. The backs and sides are made of rosewood. All Acoustic Electric versions also feature the Boulder Creek UK-300T preamp and pickup system with built-in tuner.
All Spruce & Rosewood models also feature abalone binding around the body and both soundports. The finish and detail work on these fine instruments is second to none.
"We get interest every day from banjo players and guitarists who want to add ukulele to their range of instruments," explained Simon Middleton.
"These players want something a bit better and a bit more interesting than your basic high-street shop window uke, which is why the Riptides from Boulder Creek are proving such a hit."
Banjos Direct is the UK's leading banjo specialist retailer. The brand is owned by The Great British Banjo Company Limited, an independent Norfolk-based family business, which also manufactures banjos in the UK.
The company works with local craftsmen as well as instrument manufacturers in other parts of Britain, and imports instruments and accessories from around the world.
The business was founded by brand adviser, business author and musician Simon Middleton and has grown rapidly to become the UK's best known banjo specialist retailer and manufacturer.
For further information visit: http://www.banjosdirect.co.uk