Buying your first ukulele can be as exciting as it is daunting. If you don’t know where to start, you might turn to Google in the hopes of finding an answer.
But, if you Google “ideal first ukulele”, Google will return 16 million results! Talk about information overload!
Sifting through all those results is likely to confuse you more than help you. With more ukulele options now on the market than ever before, how can you be certain to find the perfect fit?
This is a question we get asked often, so we decided to round up a few of our most popular and reliable ukuleles, which would be suitable for you to start playing.
Fender Venice Ukulele
Inspired by the entertaining sights and unique, carefree spirit of Venice, California, we created a soprano ukulele that captures its vibe—the Venice Ukulele. Thanks to its compact, comfortable body size, the Venice travels easily from the beach to the studio or jam room while retaining the classic, light sound that made the ukulele a “must-have” for today’s players.
The slim “C”-shaped neck profile is comfortable to hold and easy to play, while the no-tie bridge makes changing strings a breeze. A stylish bound top and 4-in-line Tele® headstock adds a unique dash of Fender style that can’t be duplicated. Let all your cares drift out to sea, embrace the music of the boardwalk and live the beach life year-round with the Venice Ukulele.
Cort UKE-BWC Concert Body Ukulele – Open Pore Blackwood
If you’re a professional Ukulele player, or if you’re a musician who demands uncompromising tone, then the Cort UKE-BWC was practically made for you! For this series, Cort adopted an all solid black wood. Not only does this sound, unlike anything else available, but the aesthetic beauty is also unmatched.
And best of all is that since it’s a solid wood instrument, it’s tone will improve with age. Cort ukuleles also feature bone nut and saddle for optimum transfer of string vibration to the body and the neck.
Tanglewood TWT1CE Tiare Soprano Ukulele
Tanglewood Tiare ukuleles have been researched and developed with patience and diligence. With influences from Polynesia, the name itself is taken from the national flower of Tahiti, capturing the essence of the South Pacific ensuring the Tiare models exemplify an authentic and traditional representation of the art of the ukulele.
The Tiare Ukuleles are made up of a contrasting range of exotic materials, from stunning Black Walnut to Figured Hawaiian Koa tone woods, specially selected by Tanglewood to have beautiful figuring in the grain to make each instrument unique. Every ukulele features a luxury “fiddleback” contoured back for increased sound projection and volume and Aquila strings, usually found on only the most professional high priced instruments as standard equipment. Models are also fitted with neck truss rods, along with chrome metal machine heads for precise tuning.
Kala MK-TE Tenor Ukulele
On the hunt for something special that won’t break the bank? The Kala MK-TE Tenor Ukulele is a world-class ukulele at an unbeatable price! It features a rosewood fingerboard and bridge and a mahogany neck with 18 brass frets. Kala ukuleles are the instrument of choice for schools – more people learn to play on a Kala than any other ukulele brand.
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Makala MK-SE Soprano Ukulele With Pickup
A truly traditional, vintage looking ukulele that emits a soft, warm, full-bodied, balanced tone and ages beautifully. Quality-constructed Agathis Body in a rich satin finish that accents the woodgrain
Kala focuses on the essentials – quality at an affordable price – making any Makala the perfect ukulele to begin with
The Makala Series is built using the same construction standards as all our Kala Ukuleles. Comes complete with a beautiful Rosewood fingerboard and bridge, Mahogany neck, and 18 brass frets.