Best Concert Ukulele (2020)

Though concert ukuleles aren’t the most common type of ukulele,  they are in high demand due to the level of flexibility they offer, and the rich, well balanced tone they are able to produce.

The concert ukulele is right in the middle of the four main types of ukuleles. It is larger than the soprano ukulele, but smaller than the tenor and baritone.

Once people try the concert ukulele, they tend to fall in love with it. And yes, it is a good instrument for beginners to start with.

The only issue you may run into is with its size. As just stated, it is larger than the soprano, which is the ukulele type most beginners start with.

Even still, as long as your hands can handle it, the concert ukulele is great for beginners. If you have small hands, just stick with the soprano.

With this guide we will focus on the concert ukulele. Not only will we share with you the best concert ukulele models, but we will break it down by which one is the best for your money, which one produces the best sound, and which one is best for beginners.

We will also share with you our 5 step process for picking the best concert ukulele models. We follow this process to ensure every ukulele is properly vetted before being reviewed.

Best Concert Ukulele

If a ukulele doesn’t meet our criteria, it does not make the list. It's as simple as that.

With that being said, let’s dive right in.

What Is a Concert Ukulele?

The concert ukulele is one of the four main types of ukuleles. And while most people believe concert ukuleles are for concerts, the truth is, they can be played in almost any setting.

Concert ukuleles have the same features as all the other ukuleles. It is also tuned using standard ukulele tuning which is G-C-E-A.

One big difference is the overall dimensions of the concert ukulele, which we will discuss in the next section.

What Size Is The Concert Ukulele?

It is not uncommon for concert ukuleles to be referred to as super sopranos. This is due to the fact that, while they are the same as the soprano ukulele, they are a bit larger.

Generally speaking a concert ukulele is 23 inches long, with a scale length of 15 inches. The standard number of frets is anywhere between 15 and 18.

Most children may find it a little difficult to play the standard size concert ukulele. However, as you will discover below, there are a few that are the perfect size for children.

The Best Concert Ukulele - Our Top 8 Picks

We’ve compiled a short list of some of the best concert ukuleles money can buy. Some of these ukuleles will be great for beginners, and some will be great for those on a budget:

  1. Kala’s 1KOA-C Elite Concert Ukulele
  2. Martin C1K Concert Ukulele
  3. Cordoba 15CM Concert Ukulele
  4. Washburn’s Schmidt OU5 Concert Ukulele
  5. Kmise UK-24 Solid Spruce Ukulele
  6. Luna Artistic Series Concert Ukulele
  7. Kala Ziricote Concert Ukulele
  8. Luna Fauna Series Dolphin Quilted Concert Ukulele

But we didn’t just stop there. We also reviewed a few that are on the expensive side and would be well suited for a professional musician with a little extra money to spend.

Make sure you don’t skip over the section where we share how we picked each ukulele. It gives you an inside look of our research process.

The Best Concert Ukulele For The Money

When we say this is the best concert ukulele for the money, we are saying we found no other models that come close to what this ukulele has to offer in its price range.

And trust us, we searched all over the internet before dubbing this particular ukulele “the best for the money”.

When it comes to performance, this ukulele excels in all areas. It was created by one of the top ukulele brands and gives you the chance to enhance your overall ukulele experience.

If you are a ukulele enthusiast you have no doubt heard of the Kala brand. Under the leadership of Mike Upton, the Kala Brand has introduced thousands of high quality ukuleles to the market.

Even with thousands of high quality ukuleles under their belt, none of them can compare to the 1KOA-C Elite.

There is no other ukulele that is more beautiful, better sounding, more durable, and more flexible than the 1KOA-C Elite.

The top, back, and sides are made using traditional Koa wood. The neck is made with Honduran mahogany and the satin body finish is UV-cured.

All it takes is one glance and you will fall in love with the outward appearance of the 1KOA-C Elite.

The Kala brand offers custom premium quality tuners that will ensure your ukulele stays in tune for several weeks.

This is one of the many reasons this particular ukulele is so playable. As far as sound goes, the tonewoods come together to create a sound that is near perfection.

And on top of all that, the 1KOA-C Elite comes with Fluorocarbon strings already installed. The great thing about these strings is how they resonate and reverberate. They take the sound to a whole new level.

This ukulele is great when it comes to volume and depth. This basically means it has very good sustain.

When you consider all the features it has, it should be clear to see why we consider the 1KOA-C Elite the best concert ukulele for the money.

But listen, don’t take our word for it. We encourage you to do your own research and see what you come up with. We doubt you will find any flaws.

Pros

  • Excellent build.
  • Perfect sound.
  • Outstanding performance.
  • Comes with custom Fluorocarbon strings.

Cons

  • It is pretty expensive.
  • The outward appearance may turn some people off.
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Video Transcript

hi I'm Chris Hamilton today I'm an

elderly instruments with the kala Elite

Series ukulele the elite series is new

for kala and features all solid woods

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one has all solid Hawaiian koa ko is a

tone wood that's always been grown in

Hawaii both for its brilliance of tone

and its beauty as you can see this

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The Best Concert Ukulele For The Money - Runner Up

Very few brands can stand up to the Kala brand. That means being considered the runner up to the 1KOA-C Elite is a very big deal.

Because the Martin brand did such a great job with their concert ukulele, we had to include them on the list as the runner up for best concert ukulele for the money.

If we had to describe the Martin C1K Concert Ukulele in one word, it would be extravagant. It's one of those instruments you never regret having around.

Not only is it an almost perfect ukulele, but it is also a beautiful work of art that will make people stop and pay attention.

So, what is so special about the Martin C1K? The thing that makes this ukulele so special is how simple it is.

The top and back of this ukulele is made out of traditional tonewoods. The sides however are made using Koa wood, dovetail neck, and hardwood neck.

The satin lacquer finish is out of this world beautiful. It is the type of ukulele you will see on display at a ukulele showcase.

The Martin C1K has flawless intonation. The nickel plated open-geared tuning machines help keep tension low when you are strumming the ukulele.

And to put it mildly, the sound produced by the Martin C1K will take your breath away. It's just that amazing.

Martin installed M600 strings on this particular ukulele. The Martin M600 strings are durable and playable.

The tonewoods used to make this ukulele were selected intentionally. Together they make the perfect platform for reverbs and sustain.

The moment you start strumming the Martin C1K you will notice how superior the sound is to other ukuleles you have heard.

Pros

  • Made using high quality select tonewoods.
  • Satin finish is beyond beautiful.
  • Great reverb.
  • Great sound.

Cons

  • You may run into some problems with the machine heads.

The Best Concert Ukulele For Sound

While all of the concert ukuleles we are reviewing for this guide have decent sound, this particular ukulele has the best sound of them all.

In fact, the difference in sound is very obvious and not something you could easily miss.

While this ukulele does have a few flaws, it's nothing that will affect the overall performance of the instrument.

With that being said, we hope you love the sound as much as we do.

Cordoba ukuleles tend to be very popular. So it's only fitting that their concert ukulele made it to a top spot on our list.

At first glance the Cordoba 15CM will look very plain. But the reasons people love it are quite obvious.

Let’s start with the tonewoods. The top, back, and sides are made using a quality mahogany. The bridge, fingerboard, and saddle, are made out of composite materials, while the rosette features Abalone materials.

The Cordoba 15CM is very sturdy and can be played for several years before showing any signs of wear and tear.

Cordoba is known for outfitting their ukuleles with the ever so popular Aquila Nylgut strings. The 15CM comes with the 7U edition of these strings. The 7U editions are very durable and produce a rich sound.

One thing that may turn you off about the Cordoba 15CM is the setup. Being that the action is so high you may find the instrument to be not as playable as other ukuleles.

Ukuleles with moderate and low action tend to be a lot easier to play.

The good news is you can easily solve this problem. You can either do the proper setup yourself, or you can pay someone to do it for you. Generally speaking it won’t cost you more than $50 to have it done.

Don’t completely count out high action as it does have its benefits. The biggest one being your instrument won’t fall out of tune as much as an instrument with low action.

If you can get past the small flaws, the Cordoba 15CM will stay in tune for several weeks to come.

Pros

  • Great sound and intonation.
  • The design is plain.
  • Affordable.

Cons

  • High action can be a problem for some.
  • Not the best when it comes to playability.

The Best Concert Ukulele For Beginners

If you are a newbie just starting out, this section was created just for you. We did a little research to find the best concert ukulele for beginners.

While our number one focus was on playability, we also wanted a ukulele that sounded good and had an overall decent performance.

Our search led us to the Washburn’s Schmidt OU5 concert ukulele.

When it comes to guitars, Washburn is a recognized world leader. But they don’t just make guitars. They also make ukuleles specifically for beginners.

The Washburn Schmidt OU5 is the perfect example of what a well balanced, beginner friendly ukulele looks like.

To most people, the Washburn Schmidt OU5 doesn’t look like anything special. But if you take a deeper look, you will see there are a few surprises hiding in plain sight.

First of all, the body of this ukulele was made using Koa wood, which is the traditional wood used to make the original ukulele in Hawaii.

The neck is made of Nyatoh wood, the fingerboard and the bridge are made with rosewood materials, and the binding and rosette are made of Abalone.

The tonewoods used to make this ukulele give it the perfect balance between sound and durability.

And being that it comes with Aquila Nylgut strings, the sound it produces is great.

Having these strings is a huge benefit for beginners. As a beginner playability and sound are two of the most important factors.

If the highs are too high, and the mids are too low, you won’t understand how the ukulele is supposed to truly sound.

Once you start playing this ukulele you will see just how much the setup influences the playability. The setup is done very well.

And though the action is a bit higher than the average concert ukulele, it's nothing you can’t deal with.

As far as price goes, this ukulele falls into the category of being one of the most affordable concert ukuleles on the market.

The price tag is a little higher than most budget ukuleles, but it is still a great deal for what all you get.

Pros

  • Comes with a lifetime warranty.
  • Made using exotic tonewoods.
  • Has a high gloss finish.
  • Produces a great sound.

Cons

  • Action is higher than the average concert ukulele.
  • Some of the materials used can affect the sound.

Our 5 Step Process For Picking The Best Concert Ukulele Models

We wanted to make sure our guide on the best concert ukuleles had something for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you have a tight budget, are just starting out on the ukulele, or you are looking for the best possible ukulele for the price, you will find whatever you need in this guide.

To help you understand how we came up with the best concert ukulele models, we have outlined the 5 step process that guided our decisions.

Step 1 - Do The Search

We started this process by searching all over the internet for the best possible ukulele models. Since there are a few key brands that dominate the market, we decided to start with them.


Being that many brands will manufacture a variety of different models, it's not uncommon to see certain brands fall under multiple categories.

Step 2 - Narrow It All Down

The first thing we did was eliminate all ukuleles we considered mediocre. But we didn’t stop there. We continued to narrow it down until we got to the best of the best.

As you can imagine, there was a lot of competition. Every model needed to outshine the other models in order to be considered a top concert ukulele.

Once we proved our top picks were indeed the best of the best, we moved on to testing.

As we moved through the various price points, we raised the bar of expectation as the prices went higher.

For example, the Kmise’s UK-24, which we will review below, is one of the best concert ukuleles under $100. However, if you compare it to the Cordoba 15CM, which is one of the higher end models, it would seem mediocre at best.

Step 3 - Check Durability

We took each instrument through a very rigorous performance test. We checked to make sure there were no physical flaws showing up on the instrument.

If it passes the performance test, we move on to the durability test. We did a few test strums, tightened the strings to make sure they didn't pop, and we tapped on the body of the instrument to make sure it was solid.

You can be sure everyone of the top ukuleles on this list is durable.

Step 4 - Check The Sound

Please note when we refer to sound we are referring to the sound that is produced by the factory strings. This is because anytime you change or update your strings, the sound can change.

Most of the models on our list come pre-strung with the Aquila Nylgut strings, or a variation thereof.

These are some of the best quality strings a ukulele can use.

Step 5 - Check The Setup

The final step was to check the setup. Most beginners have no idea how to setup a ukulele. The veterans on the other hand simply don’t want to be bothered with setting it up.

That’s why it's best to purchase a model that comes already setup. If the action is too high it will affect the playability, and if its too low it will affect the intonation.

While not all models passed the setup test, many of them did.

Now that you know the process we used to pick each ukulele, let’s move on and review each of the top concert ukuleles for various price ranges.

The Best Concert Ukulele For Under $100

Early on in this guide we reviewed our top overall concert ukuleles. Now we are moving into round 2 where we will be picking the best concert ukuleles based on certain price points.

Ukuleles that fall into the under $100 category are usually considered budget ukuleles. And while there can be many differences between a $50 ukulele and a $100 ukulele, at the end of the day, models that fall into this category are usually missing a few things.

With that being said, here is the best concert ukulele for under $100.

Children and beginners will absolutely love the Kmise UK-24 Solid Spruce Ukulele. It is one of the rare semi electric ukuleles that you can find in this price range.

It is beautiful, durable, and emits a great sound. You can get the Kmise UK-24 in a variety of styles.

The different styles will have a different design around the sound hole. Take for instance the UK-24, it has a flowery graphic around the sound hole. The 24B, however, has a plain ring around the hole.

The Kmise UK-24 has an all wood construction. The sound resonance, which is superb, is a direct result of the solid spruce materials used. The materials also ensure the tone stays full at all times.

Being that this is a budget ukulele, the playability is surprisingly good.

And though the Kmise UK-24 has a high action, the Aquila Nylgut strings that come with it help to reduce any negative effects.

Based on our research, this is easily one of the best budget ukuleles on the market.

Pros

  • Affordable.
  • Comes in a variety of styles.
  • Made using high quality materials.
  • Produces a decent sound.

Cons

  • Performance isn’t all that good.
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Video Transcript

well hello everybody I hope you come see

me good yeah so I had no choice this is

nice

mr. ukulele yes I didn't get paid for

that tunnel because I just said nice but

nope I just purchased this because I had

a soprano ukulele before pretty cheap

one and I wanted to upgrade to a concert

size of ten our sites and so I decided I

a write a few very positive articles

about the community of you ladies okay

my eyes I don't know how to say that

doesn't matter I think I read a few very

positive articles about them in the on

the Internet

and so I decided I won't even a try

because they look nice on the pictures I

purchased the Amazon I took a little bit

less than one month but I'm living on

the Canary Islands so I guess it's fair

to say it would be a bit earlier

somewhere else on the mainland

yes but okay let's check it out first

maybe I want to start with the thing

here on the top I don't know how to call

it the logo but it's very worthy it's

just not it's glued it's like a little

glued on the on the headstock here but

like you can feel it it's like a really

F and it's it feels very worthy in

general the whole ukulele it feels very

very worth it to me I didn't expect that

quality

I purchased this point it for 40 bucks I

mean and if you look at it like the

balance for example it's really

perfectly balanced a little bit also my

voice also a little bit yeah crazy but

sorry for that it's very nice balanced

it feels very wealthy it's very heavy

not heavy but yeah it just it's very

solid I will say that yeah

feels very robust very solid also it has

a solid spruce top that was set on I

think it's true as far as I can tell I

think the back of the sites are rosewood

for this model yeah okay so maybe I can

just give you a quick sound example and

then I'll show you the details that I

like about this instrument so it sounds

quite different than my soprano I don't

know if it's strings but I think it's

also because of those stuff because it

sounds more it doesn't it does sound

wood lighter but it sounds clearer if

that makes sense

I don't know but actually I have to get

used to it I unpacked it yesterday but

today it already feels the sound feels

natural to me so I liked it I liked it

also yesterday but it was it still

sounded quite different but I guess

that's normal every instrument should

sound different I guess so yeah here we

go

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yeah I hope you got an idea of the sound

of this nice thing make sure you know

the features it has these open mechanics

it was also available with different

models were closed with close my

available with closed mechanics though

that's how to say but I decided for this

one because I just like how this

headstock a little bit so it reminds me

of the Spanish guitar isn't so pretty

yes it's all nice it goes smooth it's

not loose or something I didn't have

problems with that yeah this the strings

supposed to be and I think it could be

true I don't know I'm not an expert but

they I said it sounds different but it

sounds good to me so I don't know

they're supposed to be Aquila Aquila I

don't know how to pronounce that either

but they sounds pretty good to me I

think that's something to start with

then it has 18 frets

I think that's normal for the concert

size it has these little nice

applications here like the little whale

stars I don't like the whale too much

but it's a little bit childish but yeah

it gives a special touch definitely to

the ukulele the next thing

oh yeah the bridge I think maybe you can

see that I thought the strings would go

all the way inside the instrument but

they don't actually that's just a knot

come on I don't know but I think it's

pretty easy to change them if you just

losing them

just you can just pull it out here so

that's nice yeah it also has a little

pin if you want to use it with a strap

it just doesn't have to pin up here so

but I don't I'm not sure I think maybe I

guess you could could attach it here in

the headstock so maybe that's the reason

I don't know yes it has this very nice

binding I really like that it's like

somehow glittering I don't know if you

can see that what I like and I think

that's it so far as I said I paid 40

bucks or something fine and I'm sure it

can compare to the ones that I tried in

the music stores for even more than 100

I'm I'm pretty sure I didn't try the

over 300 ones but in the range that I

tried until 200 250 this one can really

it can compare to them so for 50 bucks

this is a really I don't think you can

do anything wrong with them I don't know

if all of the instruments they do have

this quality maybe I was just lucky but

I read like I said I read a few articles

and the people were as stunned as I was

so I think it's fair to really recommend

it give it a try it's not just cheap

China stuff it's it's like it's an

instrument it really is

it sounds nice I like it so I recommend

buying it yeah if you have questions or

comments let me know in the comments

below and see you soon bye

The Best Concert Ukulele For Under $200

Now let’s kick things up a notch and review a special ukulele from the Luna’s Artistic series. This ukulele is remarkable, and a perfect fit for beginners as well as those on a tight budget.

The first thing you will notice about the Luna Artistic Series Concert Ukulele is how amazing it looks on the outside. The artwork on it, which is the Great Wave of Kanagawa by Japanese artist Hokusai, will literally take your breath away.

And thanks to the premium quality tonewoods, the sound is quite satisfying.

The entire ukulele was constructed with mahogany materials, which are known for their durability and sturdiness.

When it comes to performance, the Luna Artistic Series doesn’t impress. Nevertheless, it is still a great option for the price.

Like many of the ukuleles on this list, the Luna Artistic Series comes with Aquila Nylgut strings. It also comes with very robust tuning gears.

And while the setup is great, you may need to tweak the action a bit if you want the ukulele to reach its full potential.

To quickly summarize, the Luna Artistic Series Concert Ukulele is durable, produces a great sound, holds the tune very well, and is the best value for your buck.

There are a few flaws you may notice with the instrument, but that doesn’t change the fact it's a great budget ukulele.

Pros

  • One of the best looking ukuleles on the market.
  • Produces a great sound.
  • Decent playability.
  • Great intonation.

Cons

  • The artwork pushes the price a little higher.
  • Not ideal for more advanced players.

The Best Concert Ukulele For Under $300

The next price range we will cover is $300 or less. This would be considered a medium price point range.

The interesting thing about this category is just how many quality ukuleles are in it. Most of which are way better than your average budget ukulele. They also offer way more benefits.

Keeping that in mind, let’s talk about the best concert ukulele for under $300.

The Kala Ziricote Concert Ukulele has an exotic build that makes it super special.

It actually got its name, Ziricote, from a material found in Central America. Ziricote is probably one of the most sturdy trees in the world.

So just imagine how strong and durable this ukulele is.

It is also the Ziricote wood that gives this ukulele a superb sound and amazing acoustics. Add that to the glossy finish, and you have a concert ukulele that stands out from the crowd.

While the body of the Ziricote ukulele is made out of Ziricote wood, the neck is actually made from high quality mahogany.

Mahogany is a very common ukulele material that gives the instrument durability.

If you compare this ukulele to others you have played in the past, you will immediately notice the difference in playability. This is in large part due to the rosewood fingerboard.

The exotic materials make the sound as close to perfect as you will hear. The best way to describe it would be full, warm, and rich.

The headstock on this ukulele is a Kala standard. The black tuning gears are sturdy and ensure the instrument is able to hold the tune.

This ukulele has a well balanced action, great intonation, and an excellent setup. And if it's something you just want to do, you can always upgrade any part of the setup at any time.

The one big problem users have with this ukulele is that the strings reverb in a very odd way when they are strummed.

Getting used to this will take a little time, but after a while you will realize the reverb is actually better than you get with most ukuleles currently on the market.

Pros

  • The outward appearance is exquisite.
  • Made using Ziricote materials.
  • The sound quality is flawless.

Cons

  • Some users don’t like having so much reverb.
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Video Transcript

hey friends I want to introduce you to

the newest member of my ukulele family

here this is a kala

Zira coat concert ukulele I picked up a

few weeks ago I was actually out

performing in Iowa spent a little time

in a music store and ended up buying

this ukulele I really was intrigued by

this uke I don't know it was just maybe

the figured wood the color the

difference that I saw between this and

some of the other ones spent about an

hour playing it and that led to me

purchasing this uke I needed a concert

ukulele and my ukulele family so I

thought this was a good one for the

price point and I've really been

enjoying you know how it sounds and just

the feel of the instrument in general

first and foremost I noticed this

beautiful zerah coat wood it's very

similar to Brazilian rosewood so it's

really dark and it has some nice grains

of deep rich colors here and then also

this stripe that you see down here just

kind of really makes it pop it also has

some different striping on the sides and

the back of the instrument to which I

just thought were really cool looking

I've always had pretty good experience

with dark wood instruments they just

present a really nice warm rich sound

and when it comes to ukulele I feel like

there's always room for that warm rich

sound compared to the kind of bright

Chingy sound that you can get from

different woods

Zera coat wood I did a little research

on this it is mostly harvested in

Central America and Mexico it's pretty

sustainably harvest it's not a rare wood

right now the trees are you know

somewhat abundant so they're harvesting

these trees to make these ukuleles

similar to Brazilian rosewood but not

most necks are made from mahogany wood

it's a little lighter color mahogany is

what they made ships from it's very

stable it doesn't move much you don't

want the neck wood to move very much so

that's why mahogany's used typically for

necks you don't want a lot of movement

in your neck so the fingerboard here

that sits on top of the neck is made

from walnut so you can kind of see that

light color I spent a little time

just kind of cleaning this ukulele up

when I got it there was nothing wrong

with it that I had to really clean up

but I like to put fret conditioner on

the frets and guitar polish on the body

to really make it shine and I also

change the strings the strings that were

originally on this were akia strings

I changed over to these daddario ukulele

strings which have really warm tone and

I really wanted to play on that warm

deep rich tone of the zero coat here so

I went with a little warmer string to

try that out and I'll play that for you

so you can check that out the headstock

kind of matches that zero coat feel here

that nice dark rich color and we have

the standard tuning heads these feel

nice I felt some tuning pegs before that

you know feel a little chintzy creaky

these have felt really solid and all my

experienced tuning this pretty cool so

far

[Music]

so one of the aspects of this ukulele

that I've noticed kind of playing it

over the last couple months now

there is a little bit of a difference in

how it sounds when you strum it with

your cupped hand fingernails versus

strumming single notes with your thumb

kind of using the skin from your thumb

to strum it does produce a little bit of

a different tone

maybe that tone is something you want

maybe it's not so you could kind of hear

there the difference and when I strum

these single notes with my thumb versus

now obviously when I strum with a little

bit more attacked I'm gonna project a

little bit more get a little more volume

out of the instrument than I do with the

strum with my thumb where it's kind of a

little bit more of a delicate approach

so obviously there's gonna be a little

variance in the tone there I will say

personal preference I do like how it

sounds a little bit better with the

thumb strumming then the finger

strumming I feel like it just gets a

little bit of a hint of a kind of a

papery sound I do also notice that it

does have a nice low rich tone which is

good I mean that's what you're gonna get

from this zero coat wood and you know

for something we are planned maybe a

little more romantic songs or something

like that nature I think this ukelele

I'd probably be great for that getting

that nice kind of mellow tone to it it's

not gonna be a really you know poppy

sound to it I don't know if it's the

right you for that but you know I think

it could go a lot of different ways and

fit a lot of different styles now taking

a look at you know maybe I like to do a

little finger picking here's a little

simple one for you

so not a ton of projection when you play

it finger picked it's not gonna just cut

through that's also some of that warmth

and depth that you get from that darker

rosewood I do like how it sounds you

know in a lot of different ways

sometimes I like an instrument with a

little bit more projection but you know

if you're doing recordings and things

like that sometimes you don't want that

you know huge projection and I'll also

say that this is not every zero coat

concert kala ukulele this is just one

and from playing ukulele for a lot of

years now I've picked up hundreds of

ukuleles at different places and they

all sound a little bit different I've

picked up identical ukuleles that were

sitting side by side same wood and

everything and they'll sound a little

bit different so you know when you're

determining you know is this ukulele

right for me should I buy this ukulele

you know you're reading reviews online

you're looking on Amazon at pricing

you're listening to you know tutorials

like this one and trying to make a

decision know that the best method of

figuring out if the ukulele is right for

you is to go and pick it up play it and

spend some time with it you know my

uncle always told me go play it for a

little bit and leave it alone for a

little bit think about it and go back

because you're gonna have a different

experience and try playing a variety of

different things on the instrument

because you know everybody's styles a

little bit different this ukulele might

be perfect for somebody style where it

might not be perfect for somebody else

I've had a really good experience with

this one of the factors that I always

look at and you know being a

professional musician one of the biggest

things is staying in tune you don't want

an instrument that's constantly going

out of tune on you so if your ukuleles

you know slipping out a tune often

that's not a good thing it might be a

string change but it also might be you

know some of the components aren't the

quality standard that you want maybe you

want to upgrade from there what I will

say about this I've had it for a couple

months now and it's held tuned really

nice I put it on a wall hanger

and a lot of times it's just hanging

there in the room temperature and

honestly when I pick it back up to put

it in tune it's not that far off so so

far so good it's hanging in there it's

staying in tune you know we'll see in a

couple years if it's holding up I will

say you know I've had an experience

buying some Kalla products in the past

is it gonna sound as good as a handmade

Hawaiian ukulele I don't know I don't

think it probably will just because I

think there's a quality in the

craftsmanship when you're talking about

a handmade ukulele versus something

that's more of mass-produced now kala is

doing some stuff where they're getting

you know higher grade woods they're

putting together you know handcrafted

instruments and things like that so

obviously you're gonna pay a little bit

more for that but this is in the two to

three hundred dollar range for a ukulele

which i think is kind of in the middle

of the road you're gonna get a good

ukulele at that price point with this

you're not gonna pay an exorbitant

amount of money for it but you're also

not going to get a handcrafted you know

Hawaiian made ukulele from this I've

traveled with this ukulele I've played

it quite a bit I've recorded some stuff

with it I've written some songs with it

and you know honestly it just it was one

of those instruments that just kind of

inspired me and that's one of the

factors that I always take into account

when I'm deciding if I'm gonna buy

something or not is it gonna bring

something to my music career is it gonna

bring something to me spiritually that's

what an instrument does I mean it's

attached to your body so much that you

really want to make sure that you know

you feel something from it you know I

can tell you yes it has all these great

features and show you what it sounds

like sure really when it comes down to

it you need to spend the time with it

you need to sit there and go hey is this

really feel good to me do I want to pick

this thing up

is it gonna inspire me to sit down and

practice and play if that answer is yes

then absolutely

this yuccas for you if not maybe it's

not keep searching there's so many

different types of ukuleles out there

there's so many different types of wood

everybody's got a different ear and

everybody likes a little different tone

overall I have to

I'm happy with this ukulele I would do

it again I'm enjoying traveling around

and playing it and writing songs with it

and you know sharing my experience with

everybody so I really appreciate you

watching this kind of personal review of

the kala

concert zierko ukulele if you have any

questions leave them in the comments I'd

be happy to answer any questions you

guys have about the instrument if you're

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you guys next time thanks for watching

take care

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The Best Concert Ukulele For Under $500

This is where you start to really get serious. This section is for those who don’t mind spending top dollar on a ukulele.

The $500 price range is an exclusive category. It is reserved for the ukulele enthusiasts, and those who don’t mind paying a little extra if it ensures they get exactly what they want.

This last ukulele is the best of the best. It delivers on every level.

Let’s dive in and see what all it has to offer.

As the saying goes, we saved the best for last. While every concert ukulele on this list is the best in their category, none of them can compare to what you will get with the Luna Fauna Series Dolphin Quilted Concert Ukulele.

When it comes to performance, the Luna Fauna Series excels in every area. You will not find a better concert ukulele for under $500.

Let’s start with the design. The back and sides are made out of mahogany. Mahogany is very durable and gives the instrument its sturdiness.

To spice things up a bit, the top is made out of spruce. It also features a high gloss finish which makes it look absolutely amazing.

The overall design of this ukulele can be best described as single-cutaway guitar-like. Because it is guitar like, it is a lot easier to play. Especially for those who have experience playing the regular guitar.

The Luna Fauna Series comes outfitted with premium quality Italian Aquila hybrid strings. These are great strings that produce an amazing sound.

The tuning gears, however, will need to be re-tightened every once in a while. This isn’t that big of a deal as the superb playability makes up for any flaws in that area.

One look at the Luna Fauna Series and the blue body will capture your attention. You are not likely to find a better looking ukulele in this price range.

If you do find one that looks as good, it will cost at least two times as much as the Luna Fauna Series.

Lastly, let’s take a quick look at durability. Based on the materials used to design the Luna Fauna Series, we can say this instrument will more than likely outlast you. It is just that durable.

When you mix rosewood with spruce and mahogany, the combination is as tough as concrete. That basically means this instrument can take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’.

No matter what gets thrown its way, the Luna Fauna Series will be able to handle it.

Pros

  • Comes with premium-quality hybrid Aquila strings.
  • Very durable.
  • Produces a great tone and sound.
  • Looks great. Like nothing you have ever seen before.

Cons

  • Not ideal for beginners.
  • A bit pricey.
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Video Transcript

hey guys so I thought that I would just

come on here and say this really quick

before the video starts but this ukulele

I kept returning I know I seem like

really excited in this video and that is

like the best ukulele but actually it

was just because I was so excited and

then I took it to California with me and

I played it all through there and as I

was playing it I was just like this

sound isn't the greatest I've ever heard

like my soprano ukulele that I have

right now is better and then I came home

and the thing to plug in the electric

arcs board it broke like when I tried to

plug it in and it was like brand-new so

we returned it and I didn't want that

same ukulele just because the sound

didn't sound as good so I got two other

ukuleles instead and I unboxed those and

they're still to say like really great

ukuleles so I'm gonna post that video

soon of me unboxing that actually good

ukuleles but I thought I would still

post this one because I made it and so

why not but just letting you know that

it wasn't a good ukulele even though I

say it is because I was just so excited

so yeah so without further ado let's get

on to that actually this is Olivia

copper penny here and today I have a

really exciting video um so I'm going to

be unboxing my new Luna concert ukulele

so this is the box right here I know it

looks like because I bought it but I

haven't looked at it in person so I just

know what it looks like online and there

were only like 12 reviews so I'm a

little nervous that it might not be good

we'll see so let's just start unboxing

there is some huge staples

I am so excited for this I've been

waiting for this for like since I wanted

a ukulele it's like this one is concert

Mayan that I have right now is a stupid

plan Oh sighs so I wanted a little bit

bigger one

oh my gosh okay there we go

okay okay comes in the gig bag this is a

nice gig bag actually oh my gosh it's

kind of a really big okay so I think it

was supposed to come with a couple

things look like they're in there okay

are you ready

so this is a nice big bag now it says

Luna Luke's on it so I'm really excited

oh my gosh okay ready

they're still covering on it I still

can't see what it looks like okay here's

a plea

I think I was supposed to come with like

more things but it didn't but that's

fine I'm I'm fine just to get back okay

I can kind of see what it looks like oh

my gosh okay I'm really excited oh my

gosh it's so pretty oh my gosh I love it

it has the mother-of-pearl dolphins on

it and it has this cutout so you can do

the high

things easily and it's so pretty and

these I don't know what they're called

but like the markings on the fifth

seventh ten I think it goes from

Crescent to a full moon so I love that

it's also a black trick so if you want

you can plug it in right here if you

want so I think I'll just keep my cue

stick I might eventually buy something

so I'm gonna tune this up I can't really

fairly test how the sound is because my

nails are so long I like can't play

anything I can play like I see other

things but oh my gosh I actually love

this concert sighs this is amazing okay

so yes I love it it has little dolphins

and they cut out and oh my gosh I love

this ukulele okay I'm gonna take this

off and then I'm gonna tune it up and

then I'm gonna play

[Music]

oh my gosh it's really pretty but it

sounds really good

it's it does have the I can't remember

what it's called the like plastic stuff

over the wood it's not just the wood but

it's still really nice and it's super

pretty and I love it I think that's all

I don't think there's this comes with

the battery oh my gosh that's actually

amazing

I really like this he clearly is super

pretty and it has a really nice cake bag

like bag is awesome I think I'm gonna

take this on my trip with me anyway I

love this ukulele it's so awesome yeah

so right now I don't know what video is

gonna go at first but I have filmed to

you believe these tutorials I'm how to

play ocean eyes by really Eilish and I

don't want to be you any more by Billy

Eilish and they're either already up on

YouTube but I might post this or maybe

not because they're taking me forever to

edit so yes I love this ukulele thank

you guys so much for watching make sure

to like this video subscribe to my

channel and hit the bell notification so

you get all the notifications for my

videos and comment if you want me to

teach you guys any specific songs on the

ukulele or piano I could probably teach

you chords for piano but I have them I

don't know that one um but yeah anyway

ideas also go follow me on my social

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below and yeah I think you guys so much

for watching and I'll see you guys next

time bye

One Final Words

With this guide we have shared 8 of the best concert ukuleles you can find. No matter what your budget, or level of experience, you are sure to find one that works for you.

We also shared with you our 5 step process for vetting each and every ukulele. We go through this process to ensure every ukulele we review is indeed the best option for its category.

Last but not least, we shared the top ukuleles in the $100, $200, $300, and $500 price range.

While the concert ukulele isn’t the most common ukulele, those who try it quickly fall in love with it. They are bigger and stronger than the soprano ukulele, but not as heavy as the tenor or baritone ukulele.

When choosing the right concert ukulele model, it may seem like an easy feat. But once you start the process, you will see it can be one big maze of confusion.

With thousands of ukuleles on the market, it's not easy to narrow things down. But worry not, as we have done all the hard work for you.

The list above consists of the best concert ukuleles currently on the market. Read each review to see which ukulele will be best for you.

Once you find it, buy it and enjoy!

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Video Transcript

​hi friends Joe here a reverb and today
we're gonna have a bunch of fun with
ukuleles today I'm gonna talk about
ukuleles now I have to address this
right off the bat that the proper way to
pronounce the name of this instrument is
this cuckoo lele however I like to think
that the correct pronunciation of this
instrument is this I will probably be
referring to them as ukuleles or as use
for this entire video now the ukulele
craze is in full force right now and for
a good reason
these are awesome instruments they're
easy to pick up they're easy to learn on
they're easy to play whether you're just
getting into a stringed instrument just
getting into music it's a wonderful
option or later in your music career
it's a wonderful option as well I didn't
pick up a ukulele until years after
playing the guitar and it brought me
much joy this is also a wonderful
instrument for a child to get into this
is super easy for a child to play given
how small the neck is so it's easy for
small hands but also the nylon strings
are very soft on on tiny little fingers
but did you know that there are
different sizes and shapes of ukulele
that offer different tonal qualities
different ranges today in this video I'd
like to discuss four common types of
UQ's to help you find the one that's
right for you a great thing about this
instrument is that they're generally
super affordable you can find used ones
probably for 50 bucks on reverb but
there are some varying qualities that
might take you one way or the other for
example some are made of wood some are
made of plastic generally an instrument
made of wood is going to be more

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