This is a review of the Mitchell MU100CE ukulele by upcoming ukulelist and singer-songwriter Choice McKinley.
How I discover This Amazing Ukulele
“I have nothing but good things to say about this amazing ukulele! Over the course of the two years, I’ve been playing the ukulele, I’ve searched for the perfect one that I would love and would inspire me to pick it up and play.
The MU100CE is just that, an incredibly inspiring instrument! I’ve done so much research and looked at ukulele after ukulele before discovering this one at my local Guitar Center. So let’s dive right into what makes this ukulele stand out from all the others.
Mitchell Guitars has been creating quality musical instruments since 1986, yet until this year I had never heard of them. The MU100CE ukulele is their first ever Best electric ukulele.
For me, this instrument is not a beginner’s ukulele, though it could very well be someone’s first if they were willing to spend a little more before learning to play. Either way, you are definitely getting a bang for your buck!
When I first picked up this ukulele, it had a wonderful weightiness to it. It’s perfectly balanced from the body to its head, it just has this high-end feel. The MSRP is $579, but I purchased it at Guitar Center for $279.99. That alone lets you know how gracious the price is compared to the instrument itself.
The Specialty of Mitchell MU100CE Ukulele
One of my favorite things about the ukuleles from Mitchell Guitars is the fact that most of them have this really unique head. Something about the MU100CE that is so very special is the fact that it is a concert ukulele with 19 frets. Most concert ukes only have about 17 frets. The number of frets I have to work with along with body size has always been something I have been hugely picky about in my ukulele experience. I can play any sized uke, but personally, the concert is my favorite size as well as sound. The MU100CE has a very sweet beachy sound with long-lasting sustain.
Why Mitchell MU100CE Ukulele is Great
Now let’s talk the style, art, and electronics of the MU100CE. This ukulele has a very professional setup. It’s an acoustic/electric concert with a cutaway for reaching those higher notes. It features a Fisherman™ KULA preamp with a built-in tuner.
For me, this is a must-have while I’m on stage. I can make sure I’m in tune and dial in the perfect tone on the spot. The inlay pattern is made of pearl mini-dots and there are two mini-dots on the bridge as well. One of the things I knew I had to have was a ton of abalone!
The Features of Mitchell MU100CE ukulele
This uke features an abalone rosette and cream binding with an abalone purfling. Another one of my favorite features is that the binding goes all the way up the sides of the neck. It also has fret markers on the side of the neck.
Along with having 19 frets, this uke has 2 fret markers on the 12th fret, a feature that I couldn’t live without! This lets you know where your notes restart an octave higher.
Having a compensated saddle is a must-have because it aids in your strings remaining in tune as you make your journey up the fretboard. This uke has that must-have as well!
The tuners are chrome die-cast and this fine ukulele weighs two pounds. I obviously have a lot of must-haves, which another one is that my ukulele have a protective coating so when I’m rocking out on it, I’m not hurting the finish. This uke has a high natural gloss finish, giving it a beautiful look and protecting it from my hardest strumming.
This ukulele feels like it was custom made just for me down to the last design feature. Mitchell Guitars really knows what they’re doing! I’m very happy to share my experience with this professional instrument with you. I haven’t seen any articles on this uke anywhere really, so I’m excited for you to consider purchasing this ukulele if you’re an intermediate to professional ukulele musician.
You can find the Mitchell Guitars MU100CE ukulele at Amazon, Guitar Center, Musician’s Friend, Music & Arts, and Woodwind & Brasswind. I wish you the best ukulele with your ukulele journey!”