Ukuleles

Ukuleles are a lot of fun to play and are a really good way to get into playing stringed instruments either as an adult or child learner. Miami Sound stock a range of Mahalo ukuleles. Mahalo is the ukulele that most uke players start with. Mahalo is the only company who put as much effort into their entry level ukes as they do into high quality models.

Ukulele sizes

There are four main sizes in ukuleles. Soprano, concert, tenor and baritone. The soprano is the most traditional size at 20 inches (51 cm). This is the most common size that most people associate the ukulele with. One step bigger is the concert ukulele at 23 inches (58 cm). The body is bigger and the neck is longer with more room between the frets which makes it a little bit easier to handle.

The size which is the most popular lately is the tenor size at 26 inches (66 cm). It strays a little bit from the ukulele sound and sounds deeper like a classical guitar (more ukulele than classical sound of course) than the soprano and concert ukuleles.

The largest of the bunch comes it at 30 inches (76 cm) and is called the baritone. This one obviously has the deepest tone and sounds even more like a classical nylon stringed guitar. The tuning also differs from the other sizes, it has a more guitar-like tuning.