This is an extremely important topic, so please visit our Care and Maintenance page for additional information.
There are a wide variety of products out there that can help you keep your instrument properly humidified (see Care and Maintenance). It's also a good idea to invest in an inexpensive hygrometer to help you monitor the environment where you store the instrument.
Our ukuleles are built in a controlled environment with constant 49% relative humidity.
In order to keep your instrument in proper playing condition and prevent cracking or other structural problems, it is very important that you maintain a similar level of humidity where you store your instrument.
You should have some room to lower the action from these measurements, but keep in mind that an ultra-low action usually requires lighter playing or adjusted technique to prevent buzzing.
Please feel free to contact our service department if you need assistance.
This is an extremely important topic, so please visit our Care and Maintenance page for more information.
All of our ukulele models are strung at the factory with Savarez ukulele strings- Concert ukuleles (.62mm, .74mm, .86mm, .62mm) Tenor ukuleles (.57mm, .69mm, .81mm, .57mm) String Height (measured from top of fret to bottom of string): Bass-side string height at 12th fret: 3/32" Treble-side string height at 12th fret: 5/64" We consider these measurements to be a medium action height.
Yes, using a wound bottom "G" string tuned an octave lower is a common alteration.Inspired by the iconic Harmony shapes and sounds of the past, our new range of solid body electric guitars are thoughtfully crafted for the modern musician. At Harmony, we’ve combined the best techniques of the past and present to create the next generation of Harmony Amps.The Harmony Silhouette, Rebel and Jupiter models feature custom voiced gold foil pickups, improved bolt-on construction, beautiful body contours and beveled arm rests for an enhanced playing experience. Boasting custom hand-wiring, single 12” Jensen speaker, analog spring reverb, tremolo and pull boost, and a unique angled baffle design for a more radiant sound, we've created a tremendously versatile amp to help you craft your sound.A hygrometer can help you gauge whether your instrument is in danger of becoming dried out or over-hydrated.We also recommend familiarizing yourself with the symptoms of a dry instrument, so you can identify potential problems before they cause any real damage.Perfect for intimate settings, the Harmony Model 8418 Reissue is for the player looking for their own piece of the past.Featuring hand-wired construction, 6” Jensen speaker and Italian made Alnico magnet, this reissue gives you that warm, vintage Harmony tone reminiscent of the 50s.The lead time for new orders can vary depending on the model and the existing backlog of orders. Our various customizable options can increase that lead time.If you are considering placing a custom order, your dealer will be able to provide you with a price quote and time estimate for delivery.All custom orders must be placed through an authorized Collings dealer.Unfortunately, we do not sell instruments directly from our shop.