So as an Adult, it may seem illogical to pick one of the smaller instruments of the folk/guitar world to get started on. However, the Ukulele isn’t just a Guitar that has shrunk in the wash, it is a musical legend in its own right. Whether it was George Formby back in the 40s, Noah and the Whale in 2008 you can always find place for them. We show you the top ukuleles for beginners!
Here are some picks from our extensive range, to give you a guide when paying your money and taking your choice.
3rd Avenue Soprano Ukulele
The 3rd Avenue range is ideal at someone taking a punt at a new instrument. At a great value price tag, it takes away the risk of buying an expensive instrument and then having it sat at the back of the wardrobe collecting dust. They come in dashing Purple or sleek Black, lightweight and accompanied with a carry case. Perfect for taking round with you, even on holiday. It is an ideal instrument to get going on and see if you’ve got what it takes to play “Leaning on the Lampost”
Stagg Soprano Ukulele
Next in line, the Stagg US10 range. A step up in price, this Uke has Basswood back and sides and a nato top, ensuring a warmer, full bodied tone. Coming a range of Natural, Black, Purple and Red, they are eye catching as well. With a gig bag as well so you can take it to your friends to show off your musical adventure. The Stagg offers a quality built Ukulele with a smaller price tag offering a selection of ukuleles for beginners.
A highly recognised name in the guitar world, Vintage also turn their hand to crafting Ukuleles too. The VUK20N boasts a Mahogany top and body to give a unique tone. The Rosewood fingerboard and bridge ensure you’ve got a build of quality materials. Included are a carry bag, pitch pipe for tuning and a pick to get strumming from the off. The Mahogany finish gives a distinctive natural look to this neat Ukulele.
Makala Traditional Agathis Soprano Ukulele
Part of the Kala Brand, the Makala range is tailored to give the highest quality finish for a beginner style Ukulele without having to re-mortgage the house. The blend of Agathis ensures you get a dark wood appearance with a strong natural grain. Open geared tuners ensure the Makala is easy to get and stay in tune. Fitted with premium strings, there’s a hint of a step into the intermediate range with this model.
Stagg LP Style Electric (Solid Maple) Ukulele
Go big or go home? A question many people ask when searching for ukuleles for beginners. This Stagg Electric Ukulele is definitely a statement. In an iconic electric guitar shape and finish, available in Sunburst or Black you can look the Rockstar. With a ¼ inch Jack to plug directly into any amplifier. The headphone and MP3-in mini Jack input on the back, gives you chance to jam along to your songs. It also makes sure you don’t upset the neighbours if you wanted to practice evenings and weekends. At the higher end of the Uke range it is ideal for somebody who may have an amp lying around at home and fancies cranking the Ukulele up to 11! Fitted with strap pins as well, you can attach a strap from note 1.
Check out my Top Tunes for the beginner Ukulele Player. Trust me, you’ll only need 3 or 4 chords for most!