The mythical long-haired mermaid that we know and love today originated in the middle ages and many of them were depicted holding or playing traditional musical instruments of the era. As a nod to her ancestral family, this blissful beauty is appropriately playing a ukulele as her hair floats up to the surface and across the upper bout. What’s not to love?
Alchemy saw the mermaid as a benevolent emblem of enlightenment: “the siren of the philosophers.” Alchemical mermaids had two tails (ours does too!) representing unity of earth and water, body and soul, and a vision of the all-pervading “anima mundi” or world soul.
Look beneath the surface for submerged symbols and you’ll find an “A” for Alkemi, the element Water, the planet Neptune named after the Greek god of the seas, the symbol for Dissolution, Salt, the Moon, a Star, a Crown, and a Musical Note. The design is laser etched on the soundboard and then hand tinted for contrast.
Top: Mahogany with etched Mermaid design by Morgan de Villiers
Back & Sides: Mahogany
Fret markers: Signature Alkemi “Four Elements” at 12th
Nut & Saddle: Black OEM Graphite
Headstock: Mahogany with Techwood veneer
Machine heads: Open Back Chrome
Machine head pegs: Black
Finish: Open pore satin
Gig Bag included
Sku: UKE C MER
|Overall Instrument Length:||620|
|Number of frets:||20|
|Width at upper bout:||157|
|Width at lower bout:||216|
|Width at waist:||132|
|Fingerboard width at nut:||35|
|Fingerboard width at neck/body joint:||43|
|Neck thickness at 1st fret:||18.4|
|Neck thickness at body:||22.7|
|Total number of frets:||20.5|
We are pleased to offer FREE shipping within the continental United States for all musical instruments. We are not currently shipping to Hawaii or international destinations.
We offer shipping via Fed Ex Ground or United States Postal Service Package Mail. Both of these delivery options offer tracking and 1-5 days delivery service depending on your location in relationship to our warehouse in El Monte, CA, 91733, United States.
Please note: Hawaii, Alaska and international orders do not qualify and free shipping may not be combined with other discounts or offers.
We want you to be completely delighted with your instrument. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return for refund or credit within 30 days of purchase.
If your order was shipped for free, the cost of outbound shipping will be deducted from your return credit unless the instrument was damaged or defective.
1. Items should be packed in the original box in the condition in which they were received.
2. All accessories should be included.
3. Receipt or gift receipt should be included.
4. We advise using a shipping method that allows you to track your return as Alkemi cannot be responsible for any returns lost