For a good Ukulele, you don’t NEED to spend over 200. But, feel free to try and get one in that price range if you’re looking for some great quality, tone, and extras.
Some woods to look at are Spalted Mango, Zebrawood, Mahogany, maple and Nato.
I’d probably be one to not recommend spruce for a ukulele and the cheaper you get with some ukuleles you’re looking at a laminate plywood one.
The Concert and Tenor would probably be the best to learn on especially if you’re older and have big hands because the frets wouldn’t be as crunched together. The tuning would maintain a lot better on a more expensive Ukulele. I’d suggest around 120 no less than 112 as a great price range for a ukulele that won’t warp as much, and has a 2 or more piece heel. I tend to go for more glossed finished ukuleles because i have siblings that are messy and i can just polish it right off as a opposed to an unfinished ukulele that is more likely to absorb a lot of its exposure.
There ARE some good ukuleles with spruce top, emulating the guitar with a spruce top and maple back and sides which would help it project.
There are of course some cool ukuleles such as the U-Bass, Bari, Guitalele and Banjolele and you’re free to try those bad boys out as well.
I don’t know what I was trying to accomplish by giving out this information but I hope it helps!
Posted on Thursday, 10 May
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