10 Ukulele Buying Tips Nobody Told You About

Sometimes, going into a shop can be a daunting thing, but here are a few tips to help you along the way.

  1. Take a ukulele-playing friend.
  2. Find a quiet time and place at the shop.
  3. Check there are no unwanted buzzes or rattles.
  4. Tune — or retune — the ukulele.
  5. Start with single notes and check the intonation.
  6. Play first position chords and check the action.
  7. Play chord inversions higher up the neck.
  8. Check the harmonics.
  9. See how it feels, as, like most purchases, ukulele buying is a personal choice.
  10. See how it sounds, as, like most purchases, ukulele buying is a personal choice.
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