Her debut 2019 album entered the Billboard charts at number one. Six singles cracked the top 40, including the No. 1 hit “Bad Guy”. She toured the world, became a pop culture icon, won five Grammys and recorded the latest Bond song. Where do you go from there? A signature ukulele!
Born in 2001, Billie Eilish has become a global megastar within a few years. While other pop stars of her age have achieved commercial success thanks to a lot of marketing by the music industry, Billie recorded many of her songs together with her brother FINNEAS in the bedroom of their childhood home. The rest is history.
While her genre-typical pop sound may not suggest it, Billie started on the ukulele. She played her first song, “I Will” by the Beatles, aged 6 on a uke. To this day, it’s her preferred tool in songwriting.
Billie Eilish Signature Ukulele
If you’re looking for a ukulele with a unique look that’s ready for the stage, then you’ll be pleased to known that the Billie Eilish Signature Ukulele has an onboard Fishman Kula preamp with an integrated tuner, 3-band EQ and volume control. The body is made in the traditional form from sapele, a kind of African mahogany.
The matt black paintwork incorporates Ms Eilish’s “Blohsh” symbol. This signature uke will definitely help you stand out! Just like the recent Fullerton Ukulele Series, the headstock is designed in the familiar Telecaster style. The no-tie bridge makes changing the strings far easier, obviating the need for fiddly knots.
Just the beginning?
I suspect that this ukulele is just the beginning of a long-term cooperation between Billie Eilish, FINNEAS and Fender and that we will be introduced to at least one new signature electric guitar soon. Why? In the recent Tiny Desk (Home) Concert, Finneas plays a conspicuous Telecaster also covered with the Blohsh symbols. I think we may see a signature Tele based on the one in the video…
To help you get started with the new instrument right away, the manufacturer has added six songs by Billie Eilish for guitar, bass and ukulele to its Fender Play teaching app.
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