Best Concert Ukulele for Beginner Players

Best Concert Ukulele for Beginner Players

October 01, 2020

Ukulele is a Hawaii originated instrument. The guitar-like lute member has four strings. Ukulele comes in different sizes and varied types of functions. Among the different types, our concern in this article will be on the ‘concert ukulele’. We will share what actually is a concert ukulele and which are the bests of this type of ukulele. The primary concern will be on if the concert ukulele is good for the beginners.

What Is a Concert Ukulele?

As we already mentioned, the ukulele is a guitar-looking instrument with four strings. The instrument is highly popular in South America and its popularity is spreading all over the world. However, ukulele comes in various construction and sizes. It is very important to know the different types as the volume and tone of the ukulele depend on these. From larger to smaller, these are the four types of ukulele: baritone, tenor, concert, and soprano. As you can see, the concert ukulele, our primary concern in this article, is relatively a smaller one. However, there are some minor types too and we are not going to lengthen by mentioning those.

The concert ukulele is in the midrange of the length of the ukulele. It is somewhat two inches longer in length than the usual soprano ukulele. While the soprano ukulele is 21 inches long, the concert is 23 inches or 58 centimeters long. The scale length is also more by two inches than the soprano ukulele. The concert ukulele has 15 inches scale, whereas the soprano has 13 inches. Like almost all other ukuleles, the concert ukulele tuning is the common one of- G4 C4 E4 A4. However, unlike other types, its alternate tuning is the same as its common tuning.

Usually, the larger the ukulele concert size, the fuller is the sound and the warmer is the tone. As the concert ukulele is larger than the soprano ukulele, it provides with a warmer tone and fuller sound as well as with louder volume than the soprano. The average size, being neither too small and nor too large, makes the concert ukulele the perfect one for players of any experience level including the beginners. However, as the concert ukulele is a bit larger than the soprano, players with a little longer fingers and hands will get more comfort and advantage.

How to Pick the Concert Ukulele Models

You will find a huge variety in the types of concert ukuleles. Some of them are of a bit high budget, while some others are enough cost-efficient. Some of them are best picks for newbies, whereas others are perfect for experienced players. Let us start how to pick the perfect concert ukulele models.

Several brands are controlling the ukulele markets. Kala, Luna, Martin, etc. are on top. All of them offer varied models. Kala concert ukulele made its place for both top pick and budget categories. Now that we know the top brands for ukulele, our next task is to eliminate some of them from the race and keep the top ones. Remember that the ones we are eliminating are also the next best ones. Now, to eliminate among the top ones, we need to test them on the necessary traits as you can see, each of them are better than others in some traits. Let us get to the traits, based on which; we will find the best ukuleles.

1. Sound

Being a music instrument, the sound is one of the most primary features of a ukulele that should come in your mind in the first place. However, as the produced sound depends on the string, we are not taking the replaced or upgraded ones into the race; we will contain the count on the basic strings that come with the model. Almost all of the models come as pre-strung. The best ones offer a variety of ‘Aquila Nylgut’ strings that are the most famous ukulele strings by far. A popular Italian company makes these strings.

2. Durability

This trait is another one that should be under check while buying the best concert ukulele. Any physical flaw might not give the best performance of a ukulele concert. To pick the best ones, we have done several tasks. We knocked and tapped on the bodies, tested strums, and then tightened their strings low and high to check the durability of each model. After all the checking, what we can assure you is that the best picks from us are the real bests.

3. Setup

As you can see, this article is for beginner players. For the beginners, the setup is a very important thing as they are not usually familiar with the setup system of the instrument. Therefore, we have picked the best ones that come up with previously set-up ukulele. However, some of the best ones on our list are not up to the mark while some others are.

The Best Concert Ukulele for Beginner Players

We have found some models from different brands that have made our top ukulele list. However, we are sharing the details of some models from UkuTune, the best brand we found.

1. 23” Concert Ukulele Solid Spruce Ebony Wood Natural Color

Just a bit larger than the soprano model, the UkuTune UKE1 Concert Ukulele might be the perfect fit for any beginner. Besides its being more comfortable for people with larger fingers and hands, it is suitable for players of any experience level. It has a longer neck with a walnut fretboard. There are 18 frets that are well spaced, which makes the function of plucking notes and chords comparatively easy. IT has stiff ebony sides and back and spruce soundboard. They help the instrument produce a brighter and crisp sound. Aquila Nylgut strings are used in the ukulele model that is made of the combination of nylon and gut. The ‘nylon’ gives consistency in the tone, while the ‘gut’ gives mellow sounds. The different textures on the body of the ukulele give it an attractive and catchy look.

Features

Color: Natural

Tuning pegs: Sealed chrome

Fretboard: Walnut

Soundboard: Solid spruce

Headstock: Ebony

Back and sides of the body: Ebony

Bridge: Walnut

Strings: Aquila Nylgut

Saddle: Ox bone

2. 23” Solid Mahogany Wood Concert Ukulele Natural Color

Just like the previous model, the Ukutune UKM1 is a perfect choice for newbies in playing a ukulele. It has one extra well-spaced fret than the previous model that makes it even easier to pluck notes and chords. The solid body made of the mahogany of the instrument gives a better sound. The model’s naturally brown look gives a warm feeling making it a desirable one.

Features

Headstock: Solid mahogany

Fretboard: Walnut

Tuning pegs: Sealed chrome

Color: Matte natural

Strings: Aquila Nylgut

Saddles: Ox bone

Bridge: Walnut

Body: Solid mahogany

3. 23” Concert Ukulele Mahogany Wood Burnished Brown

This UkuTune UKM2 model is almost the same as the previous UkuTune UKM1 model. The distinction is body color. This model is also made of mahogany wood. However, the wood is colored burnished brown in this model.

Features

Color: Burnished brown

Tuning pegs: Sealed chrome

Fretboard and Bridge: Engineered wood

Headstock: Mahogany

Strings: Aquila Nylgut

UkuTune UKR1 Concert Ukulele Spruce Rose Wood Natural Color

Features

Body: Rosewood

Fretboard: Walnut

Soundboard: Solid spruce wood

Strings: Aquila Nylgut