Oct 16th 2022 | Posted by Rakhal

What Is An Ukulele Anyway?

The ukulele was invented in Honolulu around 1880 by Portuguese migrants from the Azores and Madeira Islands. It evolved out of the Portuguese Braguinha but its modern form was created in Hawaii. It is essentially a high tuned 4-string classical guitar.  The ukulele is tuned G, C, E, and A. If you capo the 1st four strings of a guitar at the fourth fret, you get G, C, E, and A low to high. One difference is that the uke in standard tuning has an octave higher-pitched G string (string 4) -- …
Sep 1st 2022 | Posted by Josh Riede

7 Steps to Selecting the Right Ukulele

Here are some considerations we recommend when picking out your ukulele: 1. Size: Ukuleles come in three standard sizes; soprano (small), concert (medium), and tenor (large). These three sizes are all tuned and played the same. We see that most professionals and guitar players prefer the tenor. In Hawaii, most middle school-aged people and many women prefer the concert. The soprano is perfect for the younger set. Your results may vary. The baritone is a separate class, is larger than the te …
Jul 30th 2018

What is the best Ukulele?

The answer to the question is highly subjective but in Hawaii the top makers, “The Three Ks”, are universally acknowledged as producing ukuleles of superb excellence: Kamaka, KoAloha and Kanilea. As the modern ukulele was born in Hawaii and that the Hawaiian Islands have more ukulele players per capita than anywhere else in the world, and that nearly all professional players in Hawaii choose one of the three “Ks”, a strong argument can be made that the Kamaka, the KoAloh …