$50 Soprano Ukulele vs $100 Concert Ukulele
Does Size Matter?
A good rule of thumb is that the larger you go in size the less it begins to sound like a traditional ukulele. If you want that classic uke tone, go with the soprano! Unfortunately, for adults it is quite awkward to hold / play due to the small size. It took an honest month for me to get used to a soprano. Thus, a concert is recommended for adults and a soprano for children.
$50 Makala Soprano Ukulele
A simple ukulele offering that classic uke sound we all know and love! At $50 this is a bargain! It features an Agathis body with a satin finish and rosewood fretboard / bridge. Agathis is a cheaper wood, but the tone on this uke is pleasant and naturally bright. Playablity is great – once you become used to its small size. This is the ukulele I recommend as a first. No case is included.
$100 Mitchell MU70 Concert Ukulele
A beautifully finished ukulele with great playability! The Mitchell MU70 is a perfect entry point for an adult seeking a refined and professional looking ukulele. Featuring laminated rosewood sides and back, a laminated spruce top, and rosewood fretboard / bridge. It is deeper and darker in tone than its smaller sibling, the soprano ukulele. What you lose is the classic ukulele sound, but you gain an easier to play / hold instrument. If you do not want to experience the awkwardness of the soprano, this is the one to buy. No case is included.
Save the $50 and get the soprano! Everybody wants that classic uke sound and just like your first time… you know… it gets less awkward!
Check out the Makala Soprano Uke on Amazon
Check out the Mitchell Concert Uke on Amazon
Article by: Andrew Hardel