Soprano Octopus

There is no doubt that octopuses are alchemists! They have three hearts and skin that can change color up to 177 times an hour!


We dare you not to smile at this playful octopus, exuberantly waving his tentacles with his ukulele treasure at hand.  Alkemi’s octopus was inspired by vases of the Minoan culture (2700 to 1450 BC). To Minoans, the octopus represented protection, wealth and food…. lavish expressions of their worship of the sea. These ancient exuberant forms, defined by movement and freedom of expression, are perfectly suited to this ukulele and are given a contemporary twist by the addition of “Steampunk” elements in the design.

There are alchemical treasures floating around octopus waiting to be found: An “A” for Alkemi, the planets Neptune and Saturn, the element Water, a Star, and a Crown. A Musical Note, Keys and a Keyhole are also suspended in this Octopus’s garden. The design is laser etched on the soundboard and then hand tinted for contrast.




Profile: Soprano

Top: Mahogany with etched Octopus design by Morgan de Villiers

Back & Sides: Mahogany

Neck: Mahogany

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Fret markers: Signature Alkemi “Four Elements” at 12th

Bridge: Rosewood

Nut & Saddle: Black OEM Graphite

Headstock: Mahogany with Techwood veneer

Machine heads: Open Back Chrome

Machine head pegs: Black

Strings: Aquila

Finish: Open pore satin

Gig bag included



Soprano Profile mm
Scale Length: 345
Overall Instrument Length: 545
Body Length: 243
Number of frets: 12
Width at upper bout: 131
Width at lower bout: 180
Width at waist: 114
Soundhole diameter: 52
Body Depth: 60
Fingerboard width at nut: 35
Fingerboard width at neck/body joint: 42
Neck thickness at 1st fret: 18.4
Neck thickness at body: 22.7
Total number of frets: 22.8
Brace material: Spruce

Shipping & Returns


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.

Simply request a return authorization number & shipping address from Alkemi Customer Service by contacting us at:

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