The popularity of ukuleles is on the rise as more people are buying them today. When you start out to buy that first ukulele you’ll want to be prepared. This won’t be like picking out a new guitar, as most local music stores don’t carry a wide range of ukuleles for you to choose from.
Actually, you’ll have a larger selection to look at online – your best option would be online. However, you can still have the ability to try some out before you make a decision. Here are a few things you’ll need to help you make a decision on buying a ukulele.
Have Your Price Range Set Ahead Of Time
It’s entirely possible to find a decent ukulele priced less that $20, and for a lot of people this is the best way to get started. When I started out it was with a fairly cheap, low quality ukulele, but it’s not something I would recommend. I didn’t start to play seriously till I finally got a more high quality ukulele myself.
You’ll find that you’ll want to play more when you buy a nicer quality ukelele because of the quality of sound. You can find yourself a fairly good ukulele for starting in the $50 – $75 price range, but one in the $30 to $50 range will be a better option than going really cheap.
Where Should I Begin Looking To Buy A Ukulele?
If you want to see it, feel it, hear it before you buy it, check out come of the dedicated ukulele stores around the world. If you have a Musician’s Friend or a Guitar Center in your area you can find a limited selection of ukuleles there as well. They have a fairly good selection of ukuleles on their websites, but I’m not sure how many they will have available in their actual stores.