The 10 Best Ukuleles For Beginners

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Ukuleles are quite popular nowadays, and it’s easy to see why. They’re a lot of fun, the learning curve isn’t too steep, and they have a cheerful, pleasant sound. If you’re a beginner looking to get started with this enchanting instrument, you’ll find the right one on our list. We’ve included standalone options as well as bundles that come with a variety of accessories. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Kala Learn to Play Starter Kit

2. Donner DUC-1

3. Cordoba 15CM

Editor's Notes

January 30, 2019:

The general consensus is that it's best to spend between $50 to $100 dollars on a starter ukulele. Anything under that is usually nothing more than a glorified toy. That being said, I decided to include the Mahalo Kahiko Series Soprano as an option for those who are unsure of their level of commitment, given its budget-friendly price.

4. Kala KA-15S

5. Pyle PUKT55

6. Hola! Music Deluxe Soprano

7. Lanikai LU-21C

8. Kala Makala Dolphin

9. Luna Tattoo Concert

10. Mahalo Kahiko Series Soprano

Jordan Melcher
Last updated by Jordan Melcher

Born in California, Jordan moved all over the country before deciding that maybe he should just come back to the Golden State and stay for a bit. He’s a writer and musician who holds strong opinions about most things. Jordan holds a bachelor's of arts from Columbia College, where he majored in film & video studies. Having worked extensively in the film and TV industries, Jordan is an expert on anything related, and has extensively contributed his expertise on TVs, camera equipment, lighting, tripods, lenses to the Wiki.

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