Billie Eilish has partnered with Fender to launch her own signature ukelele. The singer herself helped design the instrument, which is described by Fender as “a bold take on the four-string classic” featuring a built-in preamp and adorned with Eilish’s “blohsh” symbol.
As Eilish explains in a promotional video (which you can watch below), the ukelele was the first instrument she picked up. “The ukulele was the first instrument I learned: it’s where I started writing, and where I found new ways of writing that I had never tried before. It inspires a different kind of writing,” she said, adding: “The rules of the ukulele are simple, and basically if you know three chords you can play almost any song. I hope my Fender Signature ukulele inspires people to start playing, and start writing — anyone can do it.”
Billy Martinez, VP of Fender’s Category Manager Acoustic & Squier Divisions, added: “Billie established herself at a young age, transforming the music industry and inspiring people both young and old. She is unconditionally herself and the ukulele she designed is a perfect reflection of her spirit and iconic style.”
You can find out more information about the ‘Billie Eilish Uke’, which is priced at £239, here.