HEX HU20 concert size ukulele
HEX HU20 concert size ukulele

HEX HU20

MSRP 169.00 USD

Spruce top and sapele body
Reasonable price for beginners
Excellent price / performance

KEY FEATURES
Concert ukulele
Sitka spruce top
African sapele back and sides
Quarter-sawn braces
Easy slot bridge
Open-gear tuners
PPS nut and saddle
Open-pore finish
High quality gig bag

HEX HU20 concert size ukulele
HEX HU20 concert size ukulele

O-series

Compared to standard introductory ukuleles, the O-series of Hex Instruments has overcome every possible limitations and provides a more reasonable price range with excellent sound.

HEX HU20 concert size ukulele
HEX HU20 concert size ukulele's body

Body

Well-balance

The body is made up of sitka spruce top and African sapele back&sides, which provides a well-balanced sound. It is the most preferred concert size ukulele with a slightly slim body width.

ShapeConcert
TopSitka spruce
Sides & BackAfrican sapele
BracingHEX® Concert-brace

Craftsmanship

Natural woodworking

Vacuum pressing & natural wood drying combined technology gives you a more solid sound. After the glue penetrates the pores of the wood sufficiently, it is bonded by slowly applying pressure to increase vibration and durability.

※ Although heat-drying and hot-press methods expedite the building process, they cause the adhesives to harden, interfering with the wood’s natural resonant qualities.

Wood joining technique of HEX guitars
HEX HU10, HU20 and HU100 concert size ukulele's neck

Neck

Solid without distortion

The Indonesian mahogany neck is built out of three-stage drying to minimize distortion. It has a standard U-type profile that players prefer.

SpeciesIndonesian Mahogany
ProfileStandard-U
Thickness1 2/5-inch at Nut
Joint2-points dowel
ConstructionJoint at 14th fret

Wood drying

Three-stage drying

The wood is dried by natural, thermal and high frequency vacuum drying. In the case of high-frequency vacuum drying, moisture is removed from the inside of the wood, so there will be minimum splitting or distortion caused by drying.

※ Only well dried and seasoned timber is selected to be used.

Wood Drying Technique of HEX Guitars
HEX ukulele 0 series fretboard

Fretboard

Rosewood fretboard

The specifications of the fretboard are rosewood, 35mm PPS nut, and 382mm scale. A precise scaling machine is used to provide accurate pitch on the entire fret.

SpeciesRosewood
Scale length15.1-inch
BindingBlack ABS 1-ply
Frets19 w/ 0.06-inch thickness
InlaysWhite PVC dot Ø4 on top & Ø1.5 on side
Nut1 PPS 2/5-inch

Headstock

Vintage design

The simple design of the headstock has an angle of 13 degrees with the neck. The vintage open gear type tuners guarantees more precise tuning with a gear ratio of 15:1.

Angle13 degrees
LogoBlack screen simple HEX®
TopIndonesian mahogany
TunersOpen gear type
Tuning ratio15:1
HEX HU10 and HU20 concert size ukulele's headstock
HEX HU20 concert size ukulele's bridge

Bridge

Easy replacement of strings

You can quickly replace ukulele strings by the easy slot type bridge. The PPS saddle with the pitch-balanced type will give you the correct pitch of all strings.

TypeHEX® Ukulele easy slot type
SpeciesRosewood
Saddle2 1/5-inch / pitch balance type

Decoration

Simple and neat

The edges of the top and back woods are decorated with multiple black and ivory ABS bindings. You can see the beautiful rosette pattern with multiple concentric circles with tuners and strap pins in shiny chrome colors.

RosetteBlack+ivory ABS
Top bindingBlack+ivory ABS 4-ply
Back bindingBlack+ivory ABS 3-ply
HardwaresChrome color
HEX HU20 concert size ukulele's looking
HEX HU20 concert size ukulele's strings

Ukulele strings

Aquila® strings

Equipped with Super Nylgut of Aquila®, well known as the manufacturer of ukulele strings.

StringsAquila® Super Nylgut

Finish

Thin and light

Thin finished body will give you a more enriched sound. Electrostatic painting is sprayed thinly and evenly on the surface of the ukulele, and the open pore finish that reveals the grain gives you a more natural sound.

ColorNatural
ProcessOpen pore
HEX guitars' wood finish techniques
HEX HG100UC concert size ukulele gigbag

Gig bag

Light weight, serious protection

Our gig-bag, it will protect the instruments with special paddings and moisture resistant outer-fabrics from collisions and contaminants. Its neat design and fine fabrics provide premium-class performance and appearance.

TypeHG100UC premium gig bag
Pad10mm sponge
ExteriorChocolate polyester fiber
InteriorBrown fabric
HEX HU20 concert size ukulele

BODY
ShapeConcert
TopSitka spruce
Sides & BackAfrican sapele
BracingHEX® Concert-brace
RosetteBlack+ivory ABS
Top bindingBlack+ivory ABS 4-ply
Back bindingBlack+ivory ABS 3-ply
NECK
SpeciesIndonesian Mahogany
ProfileStandard-U
Thickness1 2/5-inch at Nut
Joint2-points dowel
ConstructionJoint at 14th fret
FINGERBOARD
SpeciesRosewood
Scale length15.1-inch
BindingBlack ABS 1-ply
Frets19 w/ 0.06-inch thickness
InlaysWhite PVC dot Ø4 on top & Ø1.5 on side
NUT & SADDLE
MaterialPPS
Nut1 2/5-inch
Saddle2 1/5-inch / pitch balance type
HEAD
TypeHEX® Ukulele standard
Angle13 degrees
LogoBlack screen simple HEX®
TopIndonesian mahogany
TunersOpen gear type
Tuning ratio15:1
BRIDGE
TypeHEX® Ukulele easy slot type
SpeciesRosewood
HARDWARES
Strap buttonsChrome color
StringsAquila® Super Nylgut
FINISH
ColorNatural
ProcessOpen pore
Case
TypeHG100UC premium gig bag
Pad10mm sponge
ExteriorChocolate polyester fiber
InteriorBrown fabric

HEX concert size ukulele size
A615.8 mm
B278 mm
C130.8 mm
D211.8 mm
E126 mm
F265.8 mm
G116.2 mm
H35 mm
I60 mm
J70 mm

HU20

Updated on 2018-05-30T14:24:06+00:00, by hexguitars.