Ukulele Reviews

  • Makala MK-T Tenor Ukulele

    Makala are Kala‘s introductory range of ukuleles. If you’re looking for the cheapest but playable tenor, this is a good buy. But it’s worth getting one with set-up and some decent strings (like Aquila) if you can find them. On Video gnarlieone plays Roy Smeck’s Magic Ukulele Waltz on a tenor Makala. On eBay On […]

  • Kala Travel Spruce KA-SSTU-S Ukulele

    It might seem like the soprano ukulele is already an exceptionally portable instrument, but Kala have taken that idea one step further. They have made it even more compact by shrinking the width of the body (to an inch and a half at the widest). The uke has a solid spruce top making it very […]

  • Lanikai LU-21 Standard Soprano Ukulele

    The LU-21 is the ukulele that Lanikai is most famous for. It’s a huge hit with beginners, with good reason. It’s a well made uke with geared tuners (essential on a cheap uke). It’s made of Nato wood – which is advertised as an alternative to mahogany but is a long way from it. Still […]

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Buying Tips

  • Which Ukulele?

    Buying a ukulele can be a very tricky task – particularly if you’re buying one for the first time. The Ukulele Review section of this site aims to help you make a decision by giving you reviews, information and videos of on a wide range of ukuleles. Which Brand of Ukulele Should I Buy? – […]

  • Best Starter Uke?

    I certainly screwed up with my first ukulele purchase. I went in to my local music shop, picked up the only ukulele they sold and bought it without even trying it out. It was a no-name, badly-made hunk of junk. I hated playing it and it spent most of its time under a desk breeding […]

  • Which Size Ukulele?

    There are four main sizes of ukulele. From smallest to largest, they are: Soprano Concert Tenor Baritone What’s the best size ukulele? It depends what you want to do with it. If you like to play a lot of solo pieces, a tenor ukulele will give you more room to play and more volume. If […]

  • How Much Does a Ukulele Cost?

    One of the appeals of the ukulele is that it is relatively cheap compared to other instruments. But, as always, for a quality ukulele, you’ll need to spend a little more. The very cheapest ukes available can be bought for less than $20. These ukes will usually be playable and most people start off with […]

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