Flight's DUS440 KOA is a soprano ukulele made from koa wood, a type of acacia tree. Koa is the traditional choice of wood for making ukuleles, so if you're looking for the real 'island sound' that only koa wood can give, and at an affordable price, this is the uke for you!
FLIGHT DU is a designer ukulele series, with each instrument featuring a unique design/decorative pattern. DU series offer all four ukuleles sizes – that is, from small to large: soprano, concert, tenor and baritone. The DU models are available in several variations, differing in size and wood type. The selection includes spruce, zebrawood, mahogany, amara, koa, african burl and mangowood tops. You can also choose between laminated and solid-wood tops.
From the model name it is very easy to work out its size and type of wood. DU is a name of the series, where D stands for Designer and U stands for Ukuleles.The third letter means the size of the uke:
Four sizes of the series will be spelled like this: DUS, DUC, DUT and DUB. Number 3 after the letters means laminated top, number 4 exotic wood and number 5 means top made of solid wood. Next two are the model numbers. The last letters in the name mean the type of wood of top, back and sides. After that it will be indicated whether the ukulele has a pickup or not – if it is equipped with a pickup it will have CEQ.
An example: Flight DUS440 KOA Soprano ukulele