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The UKC10 is an UK series acoustic ukulele model introduced by Ibanez in late 2009. It is made in China.

The UKC10 features a concert ukulele body with a laminated sapele top on sapele back and sides with a low gloss finish. The round soundhole has no rosette. It has a mahogany neck with a 17-fret rosewood fingerboard with 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 was changed to purpleheart or treated New Zealand pine (depending on market), and the bridge was changed from rosewood to purpleheart or ovangkol. For 2019 the mahogany neck was replaced with okoume and the fretboard and bridge were standardized as purpleheart.

The UKS10 is a similar soprano model.

Specifications

Specifications for UKC10
Years: 2009–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa 2016–2020 / Europe 2012–2020 / North & South America and Oceania 2013–2020 / USA
Made in: China
Finishes: Natural Low Gloss 2009–2011 / Open Pore Natural 2012–2020
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
Concert ukulele body
Dimensions:
  Length: 280mm/ 11"
  Width: 216mm/ 8½"
  Depth: 70mm/ 2¾" (60mm at neck joint)
Top:

  Material: 2009–2014: Sapele (laminated)
                2015–2017: Mahogany (laminated)
                2018–2020: Sapele (laminated)
  Finish: Low gloss or open pore

Back/sides:

  Material: 2009–2014: Sapele
                2015–2017: Mahogany
                2018–2020: Sapele
  Finish: Low gloss or open pore

Soundhole shape:
Round
Neck
Neck profile:
UKC
Neck material:
2009–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019–2020: 1-piece okoume
Scale length:
382mm/ 15"
Fingerboard:
2009–2017: Rosewood
2018: Purpleheart or treated New Zealand pine
2019–2020: Purpleheart
Inlays:
White dot
Frets:
17
Nut:
Ivory plastic (35mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez open gear
Components
Bridge:
2009–2017: Rosewood
2018: Purpleheart or ovangkol
2019–2020: 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

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