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Flight Phantom EQ-A Tenor Ukulele "Carolotta"
“Floating, falling, sweet intoxication…” © Phantom of the Opera
Allow us to unmask the Flight Phantom! It is a tenor scale, all-solid acacia ukulele with a unique slotted headstock and an ebony fretboard. The Phantom will turn heads and intoxicate your senses with its sweet, enchanting sound. This instrument is packed with premium features–including a pickup–at an amazing price.
The Flight Phantom features a solid acacia body. 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.
African Mahogany neck provides stability, warm tone and a smooth feeling while playing. Fingerboard is made out of ebony. Ebony is a dark and dense hardwood, sometimes considered the most valuable wood in the world, which is why it is associated with high-class, premium instruments, such as Phantom.
The Phantom features an ebony bridge, as well as a real bone nut and a compensated saddle. Compensated saddles not only look cool, they also improve the playability by correctly setting intonation of each string to help produce the best tone and performance possible.
Through mid-2020, Phantom 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 Phantom. The controls for the active pickup are mounted underneath the sound hole, 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.
Because we like to experiment, we gave Phantom a completely different headstock from the rest of the Royal Series. Its modern shape is attractive and very, very unique.
While our signature beige gig bag has become legendary, we wanted to offer something special for this series. We decided to offer a gig bag that is Burgundy Red with a purple infusion. This color is associated with royal, and adds a final touch to our Royal Series. The 20mm padding is thick and ensures good protection for your ukulele.
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*CUSTOM SETUP - Each Phantom comes with a factory setup BUT if you are particular about your setups, have arthritis, or want the easiest playability with low action (how close the strings are to the fretboard) please click the "ADD Custom Setup" on this page.
*A humidifier is HIGHLY recommended with all orders. No matter where you live humidifiers not only protect your investment but also help the warranty process go smoother because you have taken the steps to ensure the safety and protection of your ukulele.
Either the Oasis OH-18 (OH-32 for extra dry areas) or the Boveda Humidifier are recommended and available here at store.ukelikethepros.com. Click "ADD Humidifier"
* Note - You will receive a similar Phantom to the one that is in the PHOTOS.