Snail Ukulele Review

Snail Ukulele Review: Do you keep adding and removing ukuleles on and off from your shopping cart? Are you confused which ukulele brand is best for you as a beginner? Well, there is no definitive answer. But we are here to clear you out on one ukulele brand today which is Snail. It is a fairly a new Chinese brand which was established in 2010. They have quite a good range of well made ukuleles with good tone for all sorts of players.

Today, we are going to do a snail ukulele review on some of their models in depth for you. If you have been contemplating buying one of their ukuleles, we would suggest you to stick around and keep reading. 

1. Snail SUC-M1 Ukulele

Vangoa 26-inch Acoustic Tenor Ukulele

The Snail SUC-M1 Ukulele is the first one in our snail ukulele review article. This ukulele is well built and feels very high quality in hand. Let’s dive more into the details now.

Build Quality

The Snail SUC-M1 ukulele has mahogany wood in the top, sides and back. This ukulele is a concert size. The bridge on this uke is made of rosewood and fingerboard of ebony which is high quality. It has a nice gloss finish and feels nice when you have it in your hands. The SUC M1 also has a wider neck with would be comfortable for the players. Overall the ukulele is well built.

Tonal Ability

This ukulele has a sweet tone to it when played. It also has a louder range than the usual concert ukuleles. The D’addario Titanium strings attached on the ukulele really crisps the tone, has more clarity and gives a nice level of sustain. The tuners on this ukulele are strong and the tune will last longer.

Design

The Snail SUC M1 Ukulele has a natural brown mahogany body with unstained color. It looks like the usual ukuleles in the traditional ukulele shape, nothing extra ordinary. If you like the natural look on a ukulele, you might like this.

Price

The price of this model of Snail ukulele would be around $180-190. The price range is not too high but not too low either. If you are trying to learn ukulele and have a good budget, then this could work out for you. Overall, we think the price is good enough and has value for money.

PROS

  • Well built
  • Strong tuners
  • Crisp and clear tune
  • Gig bag

CONS

  • Simple design
  • Quite expensive

2. Snail C-03 Ukulele

Vangoa 26-inch Acoustic Tenor Ukulele

The Snail C-03 ukulele is also a concert ukulele which comes in a 23 inch length. It is the second ukulele for our snail ukulele review article. We will talk about this models specifications and give our thoughts on it.

Build Quality

The C-03 ukulele of Snail has a fine texture mahogany laminate wood for its top, back and sides. It has a rosewood fingerboard and bridge. The strings are adjusted in G action at 1st fret with 0.5 mm, 12th fret 2.5-2.8 mm, which means you can comfortably around on this ukulele. Overall, the ukulele feels premium in hand.

Tonal Ability

The tonewood combination used on this ukulele which is mahogany and rosewood gives a good sound reflection and really accentuates the tone. It has die cast geared tuners which is nothing special and we feel like they should improve on this. The carbon strings attached in this model helps to produce an earthy tone. Nonetheless, the tonal ability on this ukulele is good as it gives a nice volume and excellent tone.

Design

Snail C-03 has a grainy, fine textured mahogany look. It has the signature wood color with no other color options. The extra space on the fretboard and the neck allows the player to be comfortable while playing. It is really easy to carry and can be a perfect ukulele for any beginner or intermediate player.

Price

The price of Snail C-03 concert ukulele is around the price range of $160-175. The ukulele is good for this price because of its satisfying tonal ability and premium quality built. However, it would depend on your budget if it would good for you or not.

PROS

  • Good quality built
  • Accessories (Gig bag, Strap and Picks)
  • Excellent tones
  • Comfortable to play

CONS

  • Traditional look
  • Average tuners

3. Snail Ukulele BH-1C

Vangoa 26-inch Acoustic Tenor Ukulele

We have the Snail BHC-1C as the third ukulele for our snail ukulele review. It has a unique design with the signature Snail body built. Let’s talk about the features, built, design, pricing and the tonal abilities of this ukulele.

Build Quality

The Snail BH-1C has a spalted maple laminate in the back, top and sides. Spalted wood means a natural black texture which grows when the trees comes in contact with fungus.  Laminate maple wood is very durable and can be used for any heavy use. The fingerboard is made of rosewood and the saddle is compensated bone.

Tonal Ability

This ukulele has a unique sound hole on the side which changes the tone of the ukulele a bit from the usual ones. The tuners are classic nickel chrome open gears which makes the tuning very easy and stable. It also has carbon strings like the previous model which gives off a warm clear tone.

Design

The Snail BH-1C stands out from the rest for its unique design on the top like a tear drop. The spalted wood gives a nice texture on this concert ukulele. It has a gloss paint coat on the top which is as thin as A4 paper. Overall, this ukulele looks very pleasant and stylish.

Price

The price of Snail’s BH-1C is over the $200 mark. It certainly falls in the higher price range spectrum of ukuleles. However, the unique design tonal ability and the durable built makes up for the price. But you can also find other good options in this price range

PROS

  • Durable
  • Extra accessories
  • Unique design
  • Warm tones

CONS

  • Expensive

Final Thoughts

That’s was the snail ukulele review on their 3 models. They definitely have a good range of well built ukuleles with excellent tones. However, the price is over the $100 mark. 

We recommend you to make your choice based on your budget. Most of the ukuleles in this article are both beginner and intermediate player friendly. So, we will give you the green light to purchase any of them according to your choice. Have a good day!

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