Tradition meets innovation with the highest-grade Acacia solid wood construction. It is beautiful wood.
The Flight Mustang is made from all solid acacia. Acacia is a wood that has a long heritage in ukulele building for its punch, volume and tone. For the Royal series, we chose only the highest-grade acacia which sounds as stunning as it looks. Mustang has a reddish shade due to a special staining technique, giving it an even more striking look.
A unique Acacia fingerboard, this uke is an adventurous design creating a thoroughly modern instrument.
At Flight, we like to try and test the latest ideas in instrument building. This has resulted in an acacia fretboard on our Mustang ukulele. We know that the sound of a ukulele depends as much on the woods in its neck and fretboard as the body. The added bonus is that the appearance of the fretboard adds to the wild, uninhibited appearance of the Mustang. To spice it up even further, we decided to add offset fretboard markers, located not in the middle of the fret, but on the side.
Maximum sustain with the String-through bridge designed for maximum energy transfer from your string to the body.
A String-through bridge is one of the latest ukulele trends and is brilliantly elegant engineering. It makes the top resonate better, due to strings being attached directly through the top soundboard, and not to the bridge. Changing the strings might seem a bit confusing at first, but actually, it is easier and Flight are going to upload a tutorial on Youtube. World-famous D’Addario strings have recently been rising in popularity and after lots of tests, we decided to feature them on our Royal series.
The temptation to move to the higher frets with a stylish cutaway body for easy access to your fretboard.
The scalloped cutaway was a real hit in our Victoria ukulele and it was a no brainer to repeat it in Mustang and Spirit. This intelligent design allows for playing up the frets but without the compromise on volume and tone that many full cutaways inflict. It also showcases the absolute craftsmanship and mastery of our luthier.
Project your music to your own ear with your own unique side sound port
Why let everyone else hear how wonderful your ukulele sounds and not gain the benefit yourself? At Flight we realized that you can hear the full tone and volume of our ukuleles by introducing a sound port at the top of the instrument. We also feel it contributes to the quality of the sound as a whole. Some people aren’t a fan of the appearance of a side sound port which is why we have created an intricate design that gives you all the benefits of a normal sound port whilst maintaining a solid appearance to the structure.
Invincible yet mighty Double C1U active pickup
Through mid-2020, Mustang models featured a passive Artec pickup. Some vendors still have these models in stock.
In mid-2020 Flight moved to using Double C1U active pickups on the Mustang. The controls for the active pickup are mounted underneath the soundhole, meaning that a cavity does not have to be created on the side of the ukulele for the pickup. Most importantly, they sound great! Ukuleles with the new active pickups include an “A” (for “Active”) as a part of their model number.
A Fresh, New Look - Bold and striking
We wanted our new headstock to be bold and striking, infusing innovation into all the benefits of a slotted headstock. Its round, airy shape not only looks amazing, it also makes the headstock lighter than most. You will certainly be turning heads with this one.
Only the best gig bag in Royal burgundy
While our signature beige colour has already become legendary, we wanted something different for this series, which is why we went for a Burgundy Red with a purple infusion. Associated with royalty, this regal colour adds a final touch to our Royal Series. 20mm padding is thick and ensures good protection for your uke.
Specifications because every tiny detail matters.
Body Shape: Tenor (19 frets)
Top: Solid Acacia
Back & Side: Solid Acacia
Neck: African Mahogany
Nut & Saddle: Bone
Nut Width: 38mm
Mid-2020: Active Double C1U
Before Mid-2020: Passive Artec PP404U
Offset Position Markers: 3th, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th and 15th frets.
Premium Features: Offset position markers, Scalloped cutaway, Acacia fretboard, Unique headstock, String-through bridge, D’Addario strings
Deluxe 20mm padded gig bag included