The first step you need to take in order to play an instrument is to own one!
You can buy it in your local music store, borrow or buy used one from a friend or order it online. Don’t worry ukulele won’t cost much it is one of the cheaper smallest string based instrument you can buy, keep on reading and I will help you find the best ukulele for you.
The reason I fell in love with ukulele is because I could take it anywhere I wanted. Vacations, trips, to a friends hangaround and more. Next thing is that the ukulele sound, no matter how I felt, always cheered me up it has a positive optimist vibe to it just try for your self. Last thing, I fairly think that ukulele is the easiest string instrument to play, if you take a classic Spanish guitar as an example you have more strings to use which are harder to push and more complex patterns to play and remember. If you tried guitar and failed you can start again with ukulele and than come back to guitar if you still wants to.
I would like to help you choose the best ukulele for you, after a long time playing the ukulele I can definitely filter up those that are cheaper and not recommended to waste your time with and those that are too expensive and not worth it.
Best Cheap Ukulele – Diamond Head DU-150 Ukulele, Natural
In a price like this you can’t expect to get the best sound or a really great quality wooden body but this one will do it for starters and for those who are looking for ukulele to take to the beach and keep the expensive one at home.
-You can play this ukulele as a starter learn some songs play with your friends and decide later if it’s the right instrument for you or if you would like to upgrade it to a better ukulele.
-You can take it to the beach and don’t care so much who plays it and if it got some sand inside of it.
-Its gets out of tune quickly
-The C string sound a bit cheap.
Price: $27.90 in amazon ($39.90 street price)
Best Ukulele For Mid Level Player – Kala KA-15S Mahogany Soprano Ukulele
This Ukulele is one of my favorites, its has a great sound for the price, the body of the ukulele is 100% mahogany and it feels really great in your hands when you play it. I wouldn’t recommend it only for beginners but also for anyone who wants to upgrade to a really nice quality ukulele that isn’t cost too much.
-Great sustaining sound
-Doesn’t gets out of tune a lot
-Great value for your money
-Nice grip and feeling in 100% mahogany wood
-Not good enough if you are planning on recording
-Little heavy, some people don’t like that
Price: $52.00 on amazon ($79.90 street price)
My Favorite And Current Ukulele – Oscar Schmidt OU5 Concert Ukulele
This last ukulele I choose to show you is what I am playing on right now and over 5 years. I have two of them one for trips and one for home.
I have to tell you that I fell in love with their sound and felling and I don’t think I will ever change them into something else.
-Great deep crispy sound
-Fine grip, doesn’t fall or slide
-You can do recording with this one
-Came with a nice set up and you can play it right from the box.
Price: $136.90 on amazon ($199.90 street price)
So those are the best ukulele I got to try, I hoped it helped you with to choose your instrument and you will have a great time playing and learning. Welcome to the world of the Ukulele!