The best ukuleles for beginners

If you’re looking for a musical instrument that’s fun, versatile, inexpensive and relatively easy to learn then a ukulele just might be the thing for you. Ukuleles can be serious or comical and have been used by comedians and professional musicians with equal success. If you’re not sure where to start, here’s a list of recommended best ukuleles for beginners to help you put fingers to strings.

1. Kala Learn To Play Ukulele Starter Kit

Kala

This great little beginner’s kit comes with a tote bag, a getting started guide and a special tuning kit to help you get the hang of maintaining its proper tones. It comes with a nice wood finish and free lessons through the available app. 

Price: $59.99


2. Martin Smith UK-212

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The Martin Smith UK-212  features some of the finest quality tuning gears that you’re likely to find on a ukulele. The oversized tuning knobs  make the job even easier. It also comes with a carrying case and two months free access to live and local instruction.

Price: $19.99


3. ADM 21

ADM 21

This item is specially designed for ease of play and durability. It comes with a waterproof nylon bag, an electronic LED lit tuner, extra picks and a strap. The body is also handsomely stained with a redwood finish that makes it look like a professional grade ukulele.

Price: $35.99

 



4. Diamond Head DU-150 Soprano Ukulele

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This traditionally shaped ukulele has a full sized body for a nice resonant sound that you don’t get with many others.  It comes with an easy to follow three-chord chart which will kick off your playing quite rapidly and a gig bag that has everything you need to start serenading.

Price: $34.08


5.  Kala KA-15S Mahogany Soprano

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Made entirely from mahogany, this beginner’s ukulele has a professional look and feel that will make you love to play. It features 12 brass frets on the rosewood fingerboard for greater resonance and looks great. The satin finish and geared tuners make this ukulele tough to beat.

Price: $59.99


6. Hola! HM-21 Soprano Ukulele 

Hola!

Choose from an array of handsome color schemes when you select this festive ukulele. Made from maple and rosewood, the Hola! HM-21 Soprano Ukulele  is going to feel as good in your hands as it sounds. 12 nickel frets round out the look and sound of this item nicely.

Price: $32.95


7. Concert Size Ukulele Bundle from Lohanu

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This is a great package for anyone who wants to learn to play and start entertaining as soon as possible. It comes with a case, a strap, a tuning device, three extra picks and one of the finest wood finishes you’re likely to find. It also comes with one of the highest quality stock  carrying cases available. 

Price: $89.99


8. Donner Concert Ukulele

Donner

This traditional concert ukulele is made from mahogany and comes strung with advanced carbon strings for longer lasting play. With its exceptionally fine finish, this ukulele plays smoothly and easily. The 18 brass frets enable you to hit more notes than an ordinary ukulele making it perfect for ambitious players.

Price: $65.00


9. Kala Makala Shark Soprano

Makala

With its lime and wood tone color scheme, the Makala Shark will stand out in any setting. It comes in a range of colors if lime is too much for you and the Agathis top offers the same quality of mahogany for less. It features 12 brass frets, geared tuners and comes with a lightweight nylon carrying bag.

Price: $47.99


10. Trendy Traditional and Painted Economy Hawaiian Soprano Ukulele Starter Pack

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Beautifully made and a great bargain with lots of extras, this is an excellent starter pack for any beginner ukulele player. It features brass frets, finger position markers, chrome plating and a high-quality finish. Choose from a range of colors and stow it in the included carrier gig bag.

Price: Starting from $30.07

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