Frequently Asked Questions

If you don't see your curiosity satisfied below, feel free to ad your question on the right and we will do our very best to enhance your uke happiness.

What is your return policy?  We want you to be happy so if you are unhappy with your new ukulele within 14 days you can return it for an exchange or a refund.  You just need to return it at your expense in perfect condition in the same box that it was sent.

Do solid wood ukuleles sound better that laminates?

The theory is that as a solid wood instrument ages, it has potential to sound better.  That's not always the case. A solid wood ukulele will generally cost more but doesn't necessarily translate to a better instrument.  It shouldn't be the only thing considered when buying an instrument.

What size ukulele is good for me?  Well, who are you?  For a small child up to about 8 the soprano seems to be the easiest to handle.  Anyone can enjoy playing a soprano but as hands and arms grow it becomes easier to fret a concert or tenor because the frets are further apart.

Type Alternate
names
Typical
length
Scale
length
[41]
Frets Range [42] Common
tuning[43]
Alternate
tunings
Pocket piccolo, sopranino, sopranissimo 16 in (41 cm) 11 in (28 cm) 10–12 G4–E6 D5–G4–B4–E5 C5–F4–A4–D5
Soprano standard, ukulele 21 in (53 cm) 13 in (33 cm) 12–15 C4–A5 (C6) G4–C4–E4–A4[44] A4–D4–F4–B4
G3–C4–E4–A4[44]
Concert super soprano, alto 23 in (58 cm) 15 in (38 cm) 15–18 C4–C6 (D6) G4–C4–E4–A4[44] G3–C4–E4–A4[44]
Tenor taro patch,

Liliʻu[45]

26 in (66 cm) 17 in (43 cm) 17–19 G3–D6 (E6) "High G":
G4–C4–E4–A4
"Low G":
G3–C4–E4–A4
D4–G3–B3–E4[44]
A3–D4–F4–B4
D3–G3–B3–E4
Baritone bari, bari uke,
taropatch[46]
29 in (74 cm) 19 in (48 cm) 18–21 D3–A5 (C6) D3–G3–B3–E4 C3–G3–B3–E4
Bass[47] 30 in (76 cm) 20 in (51 cm) 16–18 E2–B4 (C5) E2–A2–D3–G3
Contrabass U-Bass,

Rumbler[48]

32 in (81 cm) 21 in (53 cm) 16 E1–B3 E1–A1–D2–G2 "Drop D":

D1-A1-D2-G2