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It's important to buy an instrument that will stay in tune and provide years of music for your family. Here are a couple of tips for purchasing -
- We use soprano ukes here at YES. They are a perfect size for our young musicians.
- Like everything, some brands hold up better over time than others. A few brand names to consider (there are many others out there - check reviews before purchasing): Kala, Luna, Diamond Head, Donner. Look for instruments with geared tuners and nylon strings.
- A decent beginner ukulele should be in the $50 range. There are some packages that also include extra strings, cases and a tuner. This is worth the extra few dollars to protect your investment.
If your child gets a new uke, please have him or her bring it in to me so I can help get it tuned up. This may take a couple of days, as the strings have to be stretched before they the tune will hold. I am always happy to get your instrument back in tune if needed, or to teach you or your child how to tune it yourself!
Happy Music Making!