EVERYTHING SHE WANTED
Now, Eilish has teamed up with Fender to create the Billie Eilish Ukulele, an instrument that nods to the superstar’s musical roots while also reflecting her singular style.
The 15-inch scale-length uke features a concert-sized body constructed of Sapele with an open-pore satin finish, as well as a Nato neck and flat walnut fingerboard with 16 frets (12 frets to the body) and white dot inlays. Sealed nickel tuners, a bone nut, nickel hardware and an abalone sound hole rosette round out the instrument.
While Eilish learned to play a uke in her bedroom, her new signature model is unquestionably a stage-ready instrument – equipped with a Fishman Kula Preamp with volume and tone knobs, a three-band EQ and built-in tuner and a stunning matte black finish emblazoned with Billie’s signature “blohsh” symbol in repeating patterns.
Budding players can now pick up this very uke to begin their own stringed-instrument journey. “The great thing about this ukulele is that the one you see Billie playing onstage in front of 30,000 people is the exact same one you can buy in the store for under $300,” says Michael Schulz, Fender’s Head of Signature Artists.