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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

Specifications for IUKS5
Name: IUKS5 kit / UKS5 ukulele
Years: 2011–2020
Areas: Europe 2012–2015 / North & South America and Oceania 2013–2018 / USA
Made in: China
Finishes: Open Pore Natural
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
Concert ukulele body
Dimensions:
  Length: 235mm/ 9¼"
  Width: 169mm/ 6⅔"
  Depth: 59mm/ 2⅓"
Top:

  Material: 2011–2014: Sapele (laminated)
                2015–2017: Mahogany (laminated)
                2018–2020: Sapele (laminated)
  Finish: Satin
  Binding: Ivory

Back/sides:

  Material: 2011–2014: Sapele
                2015–2017: Mahogany
                2018–2020: Sapele
  Finish: Satin

Soundhole shape:
Round
Neck
Neck profile:
UKS
Neck material:
2011–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019–2020: 1-piece okoume
Neck finish:
Satin
Scale length:
350mm/ 13¾"
Fingerboard:
2011–2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Purpleheart
Inlays:
White dot
Frets:
17
Nut:
Ivory plastic (35mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez open gear
Components
Bridge:
2011–2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Purpleheart (13mm string spacing)
Saddle:
Ivory plastic compensated
Hardware color:
Chrome
Strings (factory):
.022/.028/.032/.022 black nylon
Factory tuning:
1A,2E,3C,4G

Images

IUKS5 kit
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