As the modern ukulele continues to evolve, Godin delivers his distinct style and innovation at just the right time. One way they do this is with the quality of this pickup. For years I’ve known these RMC saddle piece transducers and preamps to be great.
In fact, the best sounding amplification for a nylon string guitar I have heard was RMC, but this is my first experience with them on an ukulele. Godin and RMC worked together on this preamp section to make it optimal for ukulele. So how is it? You can listen below but my initial thoughts are that it’s phenomenal!
This Canadian made electric tenor ukulele is an excellent instrument in many ways. From our website you can read more specifications –Link– But I will go over some of my favorite features of the new Multiuke.
Radius fingerboard- 24″ radius to be exact. Meaning the fretboard has a slight curve for more comfortable chording and the most ideal low action for extra smooth play-ability.
The Chambered body and all solid woods gives light weight balance and plenty of acoustic resonance for inspired practice at lower volumes.
And lastly I will touch on something that is neither on Godin’s website or referred to in other places selling this. (I’m sure they will soon because it’s a pretty big deal) The Multiuke has an adjustable dual action truss rod. Does that matter? Both of these cedar top Godins had fret buzz when we got them. I peered down the neck and saw that both had a “backbow”.
They needed “relief” in the neck’s curvature. This is fairly common and we often have to plane and recrown the frets if it’s minor, or send it back if it’s totally off. But in this case, as with Pono’s, a few turn’s of the truss rod and the neck curvature is correct. Lower the nut slots correctly and she’s spot on. I love truss rods!
So bottom line, this newbie to the uke market comes highly recommended by us. If you’re looking for an electric ukulele of high quality, definitely check out the MultiUke from Godin. Sound, feel, look, and value are right on point and fill a much needed hole in our offering.