The IUKS5 is a UK series acoustic ukulele Jampack kit introduced by Ibanez in late 2011. It is made in China. The kit includes a UKS5 ukulele, a gig bag and a clip-on tuner.
The UKS5 features a soprano ukulele body with a laminated sapele top on sapele back and sides with an open pore finish. The round soundhole has no rosette. It has a mahogany neck with a 17-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and white dot position markers. Components include an ivory plastic saddle in a rosewood bridge, a plastic nut and Ibanez open gear tuning machines. A gig bag is included.
For 2015 the body material was changed from sapele to mahogany. For 2018 the top, back and sides were reverted to sapele, the rosewood fretboard and bridge were changed to purpleheart. For 2019 the mahogany neck was replaced with okoume.
Specifications for IUKS5
Name: IUKS5 kit / UKS5 ukulele
Areas: Europe 2012–2015 / North & South America and Oceania 2013–2018 / USA