Because of its small size, portability, lively tone, and easy learning, making ukulele was popular in the United States in the early 20th century. Then how to choose the hawaiian ukulele that suits you? Which aspects should you consider?
1. Buy the ukulele according to your own budget
Ukulele is a musical instrument, not a toy. If the hand feel and tone of a ukulele are unsatisfactory, then practicing will be a painful and boring process. Hricane doesn't want you to lose confidence in practicing ukulele because of you buy a ukulele with poor quality, hand feel and sound!
When you buy a ukulele for beginners, the most important thing is to buy a ukulele that meets the performance standards, and follow-up quality assurance must also pay attention to! It is recommended not to be less than $50. If your budget is limited, it is recommended to choose a ukulele with a quality of about $50 yuan to $100.
2. Purchase the ukulele according to the woods and gradesIf your budget is not so scarce, we can choose the ukulele that are acceptable price according to different woods and different grades.
The woods that make ukulele on the market are mahogany, spruce, Koa acacia, red pine, mango, zebra, ebony, ash willow, deadwood, etc. Mahogany, Spruce and Koa Acacia are common.
The color of mahogany is brownish-yellow. It looks like there are traces of small black lines (wood pores). The tone sounds full and soft, with a touch of warmth. It is also the most commonly purchased one of the three types of wood.
The color of spruce is light yellow, and the appearance has dense vertical fine lines. The tone is more crisp than that of mahogany. Generally, the piano of spruce refers to the use of spruce, and the back side panel will match the peach core. Wood or rosewood adds overall resonance.
The color of the Koa acacia wood is dark brown. The appearance of the wood grain has more vertical grains and is not so densely distributed. Older acacia woods also have horizontal waves similar to water waves. The sound is crisp and bright, and the layering is strong. It is also made in Hawaii Ukulele's most traditional material.
After understanding the wood, look at the grades of the ukulele. There are three types of ukulele:
That is, the front, side and back of the ukulele body are made of composite wood. The price is relatively affordable and the price is relatively acceptable.
(2) Veneer (panel single)
That is, the ukulele panel is made of solid wood veneer, the price is slightly more expensive than the plywood, and the sound will be more transparent than the plywood.
(3) Full Veneer
That is, the entire body is made of solid wood veneer, the price is higher than that of the same wood face piano, the tone of the piano is greatly improved, and the playing time is long. After the sound is played, the overall resonance effect will be obtained. Greatly strengthened.
3. Purchase the ukulele according to your own determination
If you are really interested in this instrument and have the determination and ability to buy a one-step ukulele, it is recommended that you can buy a full veneer ukulele, eliminating the steps of changing different grades in the middle, and from You can learn in a good feel and sound environment from the beginning. Why not?
Of course, if you have the determination, but if your budget do not allow you, you can also choose a ukulele that can afford the price. Of course, the premise is must pass the quality of the ukulele.
Now, believe you already have some ideas on how to choose the ukulele that suits you. Get in tune and stay in tune! Enjoy your own fun and colorful life!