£20.99 – £26.99
The ukulele is a fantastic gateway to the world of music. It is one of the easier instruments to learn and can be one of the most affordable to buy. Sadly there are also lots of very poor quality ukuleles for sale online and it can be very difficult for beginners to find good quality, playable instruments. For this reason I have spent the last few years testing various makes of beginners’ and improvers’ instruments and accessories and am proud to these affordable, well made ukuleles! I hope that this will enable more talented people without huge piles of spare cash at their disposal to enjoy learning this fun, portable and rewarding instrument.
These blue burst soprano ukuleles are made by Octopus, a well-established manufacturer who build reliable, quality instruments at affordable prices. They have been restrung with the string order inverted to suit left-handed players (see my other items if you are looking for the right handed version). They have mahogany necks, rosewood fretboards and saddles, Aquila Nylgut strings and a pine body which combine for a loud, bright tone and easy playability. The frets are really well finished (Got a Uke, a well known ukulele reviewer, was absolutely blown away by their quality- give his review a Google to see what I mean) and the geared machine head tuners are of a high standard meaning that unlike many cheap instruments, these hold their tuning really well. All in all these are superb, easy to play instruments for beginner or intermediate ukulele enthusiasts and offer the absolute best value you will find at this price point.
Please note that I sell both left and right handed variants of all my ukulele models. Octopus do not actually make left handed models- I am a qualified guitar and ukulele technician and modify them manually myself. On the left handed models the strings are flipped the other way up, so that left handed players can read chord diagrams with the same orientation as right handed ones. The modification takes me a while, hence why the left handed models are slightly dearer.
Left handed, Right handed