The 10 Best Ukuleles in 2020
The ukulele, though it existed already in the 1800s, has become one of the most popular musical instruments in the last years.
Some start playing the ukulele because it is one of the easiest instruments to learn, while some others do not dare with a guitar. And there are others who just like the playability and simplicity of the ukulele among other string instruments.
Whichever is your case, we have made a list of the best (and affordable) ukuleles so you can check if there is an option for you.
Hricane 23″ Concert Ukulele
With a body made of sapele wood that produces a warm and bright tone, the Hricane concert ukulele is a perfect option for all ages. It includes all the necessary accessories for any beginner, so it can be the perfect gift for any modern musician.
The walnut fretboard and Aquila nylon strings complete the ukulele, which is also available in soprano and tenor sizes.
- Concert, soprano and tenor models available
- Made of sapele with Aquila nylon strings
- Includes bag and strap, tuner, 4 spare strings, pickup, cleaning cloth, and a small bag for accessories.
SanDona 24″ Concert Ukulele
SanDona offers a collection of ukuleles with beautiful colors and patterns. An example of them is this 24″ concert size ukulele, with a pink champagne finish.
This company has taken into account comfort when playing this instrument, as we can see in the rounded edges and smooth fret wire, plus the quality of the materials used for this price: okuma wood on top, and walnut on its bridge and fingerboard with an ABS edge.
Besides the gig bag, this ukulele includes a digital clip-on tuner that will help you get a chromatic tuning based on the ukulele’s vibration.
- Available in pink champagne and forest green
- Bag, strap and electronic digital tuner included
- With a 2-year warranty
Kala KA-15C Mahogany Concert Ukulele
Kala is an US company from California specialized in producing ukuleles for students and newbies. That is why they offer different starter kits and ukuleles of different colors designed for young learners.
We have chosen among them this high-quality mahogany model, which is available in three different sizes (soprano, concert, tenor). A good example of a nice craftmanship that produces a mellow sound that you will love.
- Concert, soprano and tenor models available
- Made with Mahogany wood with a satin finish
- Includes gig bag, digital clip-on tuner, strap, and Aquila Bionlyon Strings
Enya 23’’ Carbon Fiber Ukulele
We could not miss the chance of adding an alternative to traditional wooden ukuleles in our list. And our choice is this extralightweight one made of carbon fiber, available in several stunning colors.
What calls our attention (besides the color) is that it is waterproof and easy to clean, so you won’t have to worry about the weather conditions and humidity that may affect classical wooden ukuleles.
Plus, it comes with different color matching accessories, such as case, strap and capo, so you will definitely acquire a whole cool pack.
- Available in black, red, blue, pink, white and orange
- Made with carbon fiber composite polycarbonate
- Waterproof, very lightweight, and with a cutaway body
Ranch Professional Wooden Ukulele
Ranch has starter kits with all the accessories you need for its soprano, concert and tenor ukuleles. Their models have an arched back for a better sound resonance. In this case, since the body is made of sapele wood, we will appreciate a warmer tone too.
Besides their reasonable prices, Ranch also offers a 30-day trial and a full refund if the ukulele does not reach your expectations, which will give you some peace of mind when investing your money.
- Soprano, concert and tenor models available
- Top, back, and sides made of Sapele wood
- With gig bag, digital tuner, spare set of 4 Aquila strings, strap, and polishing cloth.
Kmise Electric Acoustic Concert Ukulele
This time we have an electric ukulele at a surprisingly low price.
The material used on its body is solid spruce wood, which with the Aquila strings included produce a strong vibration and a bright sound. But the good thing about it is that you can now plug your amp to the ukulele and play it louder. And it also has batteries included!
You will just need to choose among the different engravings on its top and start to play!
- With an EQ and battery installed
- Made of solid spruce with high quality Aquila strings
- Available with different engraving patterns
Balnna 23″ Rainbow Ukulele with Color Strings
A hand-dyed rainbow on your ukulele that will give you the feeling that you are really in Hawaii!
The Balnna ukulele is made of quality tiger maple wood to achieve a brighter sound. The strings included are colorful Aquila ones for an amazing resonation. And all the accessories you need are included too, with the same colorful patterns.
- Made of tiger maple wood, odorless and with a glossy finish
- Color fingerboards to make learning easier to remember
- Includes a soft gig bag with two straps, a digital tuner, 2 picks, a spare set of Aquila nylon strings
Oscar Schmidt OU2 Mahogany Concert Ukulele
The Oscar Schmidt company has been producing string instruments with premium materials since 1886, but always thinking about the final price too.
Their ukuleles and guitars are produced in Philadelphia and adjusted in the USA by an expert before shipping, in order to guarantee a perfect finish and a sound quality.
This model has a mahogany body and a satin finish, while the chrome tuners give the final touch to this classy and elegant look. A perfect option for beginners as it includes all things needed to start, even its own instructional DVD!
- Mahogany body and neck with a satin finish
- With rosewood bridge and chrome tuners
- Includes gig bag, digital clip-on tuner, instructional DVD, and polishing cloth
Lohanu Cutaway Electric Ukulele
An electric cutaway version for an ukulele that will make you feel like a rockstar.
Lohanu has produced this electric alternative using sapele and mahogany woods on its body, with handmade ABS bindings and chrome die cast tuning gears. You will also find the digital tuner built in the ukulele, plus a 3-band EQ.
They are so sure of what they do that they offer an unconditional lifetime warranty, both for ukulele and accessories included.
- Concert and tenor models available
- Includes strap, tuner, bag, 2 picks, hanger, spare set of Aquila strings, a leather pick
- With an unconditional lifetime warranty for ukulele and accessories
Enya Blue Solid Ukulele
A lovely blue ukulele available in soprano and concert sizes and perfect for newbies: its 20 silver frets have different beautiful marks on its fingerboard and side, so beginners can learn easily.
Not only all accessories needed to play are included, but it also comes with a finger sand shaker to add more rhythm to your melodies.
- Concert and soprano models available
- Soundboard made of solid mahogany for a warm sound
- Includes case, 2 picks, strap, tuner, spare strings, cloth, and a finger sand shaker
Probably one of the best ukuleles for beginners and intermediate players, the Oscar Schmidt is a quality option that includes all the accessories needed to start playing from the first day and eventually fall in love with the ukulele.
- All accessories included, even a DVD
- The chrome tuners and rosewood bridge
- Its reasonable price
- We would love to count on a broader variety of colors