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Here’s Something that you DON’T know About Ukulele

Yes, the same as title.Firstly, we are going to talk about ukulele with four standard sizes starting smallest to biggest. Then, it’s something about the side of manufacturer ourselves.

 

 

 

First the smallest is the soprano. It normally has about 12 frets, which is good for people with small hands or maybe children that are trying to learn. It has that really distinctive ukulele sound that people think of when they think of ukuleles.It’s very portable and really good to have fun on the go.

 

 

The next size is the concert. It’s a little bit bigger than the soprano and still portable and fun, but just a little bit wider range of sound. The soprano and the concert are fairly similar in size and sound.Side Soundhole - Special design on concert ukulele

 

Special design

 

 

 

This is when things start to change: The tenor has a deeper tone than the other two and has more frets. This is a great ukulele for a solo performer or somebody who maybe has experience with a guitar.

 

 

 

If you are looking for a different sound: Here’s a baritone ukulele for you. It is the largest of the four and it’s going to have the deepest tone of all four as well.

Colorful ukulele - Forest Vibe

However, the other three ukuleles are tuned G-C-E-A. We tune the baritone  as if it was the less the bottom four strings of guitar. So it’s D-G-B-E. This is a great ukulele for somebody who likes to do a lot of finger picking. There are other six and eight string variations of this, which give you a huge range of tone.

What’s more, you have to research is what ukulele made out of:

Solid wood laminate, a combination of solid wood and laminate and plastic, this is what we choose to build. When it comes to an instrument that is of a professional grade. The top, back and sides are made of solid wood that was very carefully selected. For laminated model, that can be

 

a combination of or entirely made of laminate. Laminate is essentially wood that is thinly processed and they are layered one on top of the other and held together by an adhesive laminate.

It’s just another word of pressed plywood using laminate for manufacturer ourselves to make Ukulele instruments less expensive.

Therefore, it is more affordable for buyers/consumers, then especially for beginners. Solid wood improves the tone quality of your instrument. Something that is of solid wood is obviously going to cost more.

So here are the pros and cons of different ukuleles made out of different materials:

Pro: When something is made out of solid wood, it’s going to improve the overall tone of the instrument and overall the instrument could increase in value over time if it is taken care of. Because of making by solid wood, it could be vulnerable to temperature and to climate.

If you don’t take care of it or you forget to humidify it in a dry climate, you could ruin your instrument. So it does make us strict on the Control of wood humidity.

If it’s a costly wood that would be porous, it can absorb moisture or dry out that also makes it vulnerable to temperature and moisture. It can cause the neck to bend out of tune.

So why would a company make an instrument that is out of laminate or a combination of wood and laminate? The combination of laminate and solid wood could be a marriage in the middle of price point and quality.

This is what we recommend(SUK MUSIC Guangzhou Co,.Ltd):Solid Ukulele

 

Usually a combination instrument has the back and the sides of the instrument is laminate and then the top is solid wood. The solid wood top is going to be what brings out the tone of the instrument. So you can still find a really nice sounding instrument, but it will not cost as much as something built in solid wood.

 

 

A con: is that in the future, it may not be worth as much as something that is of solid wood even though it’s half laminate and half solid wood.

Especially if it’s used look for dings, dents, may be possible cracks, also look for something called spinning. It’s what happens when the neck becomes so dry.

Good Fixed Fret

 

The frets are literally being pushed out of the neck of the instrument and the sharp edges up the metal frets poke your hands as you play. You want to avoid buying a new ukulele that has spinning unless you or you know somebody else that knows how to fix it.

 

So how do you know if your Ukulele has spinning?

Just simply take the instrument, hold it and take your finger and run it across the top of the neck. If you feel very sharp prickly edges, unfortunately the instrument has spinning. It may come as a surprise to some of you.

Lastly, maybe you would say that you don’t need the latest and greatest. Stand a manufacturer side, we really want to encourage you to buy something that works for you. That’s the end of this buyer’s guide.

I hope that you found this informative and I also hope this information empowers you to buy something that you think it deserve, and a reliable supplier.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to leave a comment down below. We would get back to you ASAP. For quick answer, please write to: sales@suk-music.com

Thanks for reading and keep up the great work!

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